Yue Zhang

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Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management

Department Supply Chain & Information Systems
Office Address 463 Business Building, University Park, PA 16802
Phone Number 814-863-7203
Email Address yue.zhang@psu.edu

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Yue is an assistant professor of supply chain management and also Dr. John Coyle Early Career Professor in Supply Chain.


Global inventory planning and sourcing strategies, additive manufacturing and spare part logistics, mass customization, technology innovation and supply chain, product variety and process design, and procurement contracting


Ph D, Operations Management, Duke University, 2017

Master of Philosophy, Operations Management, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2011

BS, Mathematics and Physics, Tsinghua University, 2009

Courses Taught

SCM 404 – Dem Fulfil (3)
Analysis of demand fulfillment and the role of distribution operations management in the supply chain. SCM 404 Demand Fulfillment (3)This course introduces the student to how customer demand is managed and how subsequent orders are filled in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets. Topics focus on the demand fulfillment process, which encompasses flows of goods, information, and funds from the moment a business receives an order from a customer until all requirements for the order are satisfied in full. These topics include: *role of demand management and distribution operations in the supply chain*transportation management*distribution center processes *inventory control and order management elements*facility costing and productivity analysis*strategic demand management and distribution operations issues in the supply chain.Both theoretical and quantitative perspectives will be offered on these topics. Additionally, each topic will be addressed from strategic and financial perspectives. After completing this course, students will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: *Explain the role of demand management in the supply chain*Explain the role of distribution operations in demand management*Determine the strategic and financial impacts of demand management and distribution operations management*Articulate the role of information systems in demand management and distribution operations management*Use quantitative techniques to analyze supply chain processes*Describe related system software. This is one of three prescribed foundation courses for the Supply Chain and Information Systems major for which SCM 301 Supply Chain Management is a prerequisite. This course also satisfies the prerequisite for SCM 421 Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis. Student evaluations are based on individual and group homework assignments and computer-lab exercises, as well as on at least three written examinations.

Selected Publications

Cheung K., Song J., Zhang Y., "Cost Reduction through Operations Reversal." European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 259, no. 1, 2017, pp. 100-112
Chen L., Song J., Zhang Y., "Serial Inventory Systems with Markov-Modulated Demand: Derivative Bounds, Asymptotic Analysis, and Insights.." Operations Research, vol. 65, no. 5, 2017, pp. 1231-1249
Song J., Zhang Y., "Stock or Print? Impact of 3D Printing on Spare Parts Logistics." Management Science, pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/mnsc.2019.3409?journalCode=mnsc&

Research Impact and Media Mentions

"SSRN's Top 10 download list", Social Science Research Network, Web
"3D Print or Stock? A Model for Spare Parts", Additive Manufacturing, Web, www.additivemanufacturing.media/blog/post/3d-print-or-stock-a-model-for-spare-parts
"To 3D Print or Not to 3D Print on Demand? Duke Professor Tackles Stock Queries", 3D Printing Industry, Web, 3dprintingindustry.com/news/to-3d-print-or-not-to-3d-print-on-demand-duke-professor-tackles-stock-queries-161910/
"To Stock or Not to Stock? 3D Printing and the Future of Spare Parts", Fuqua Insights, Web, www.fuqua.duke.edu/duke-fuqua-insights/song-spare-parts
"Top 10% of Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months", Social Science Research Network, Web
"Top 10% of Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months", Social Science Research Network, Web


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