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Asoo J Vakharia

McClatchy Professor
MCLATCHY PROF
Director, Supply Chain Management Center

University of Florida
Warrington College of Business
Information Systems and Operations Management Department
Stuzin Hall 355D
PO Box 117169
Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 392-8571
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Biography

Asoo J. Vakharia is the McClatchy Professor and Director of the Supply Chain Management Center in the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. Professor Vakharia is a DSI and POMS Fellow and a recipient of the DSI Distinguished Service Award. His published work has appeared in numerous academic journals and he has served as Editor of the Decision Sciences Journal (2009-2014). Currently, he serves as co-Department Editor for the Production and Operations Management Journal

Asoo’s teaching interests are in Operations/Supply Chain Management, International Logistics, Transportation and Logistics Systems, and Supply Chain Analytics. In addition to teaching in the graduate, MBA, and executive MBA programs at the University of Florida, he has also developed and taught industry specific executive development courses in SCM Analytics. His industry experience includes several years as a strategy consultant and working with firms such as AT&T Solutions Customer Care, e-Diets.com, Golden Eagle Distributors, Garrett Air Research, Motorola, Sweetheart Cups, Inc., University of Arizona Medical Center, and Vistakon, Inc.

Education

  • PhD - School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987

Research Areas

  • Sourcing Strategies in Supply Chains
  • Managing Supply Chain Disruptions
  • Supply Chains
  • Coordinating Decisions at Multiple Stages in Supply Chains

Going Green in the Delivery Supply Chain: Evidence and Insights
Journal: UF Journal of Undergraduate Research
Published Year: 2019
Authors: Paxton Shamlou, Asoo Vakharia


Cross Market Integration and Sabotage
Journal: Production and Operations Management
Accepted Year: 2019
Authors: Hong Guo, Yabing Jiang, Arthur Lim, Asoo Vakharia


Marketplace, Reseller, or Hybrid: A strategic analysis of an emerging distribution channel
Journal: Production and Operations Management
Accepted Year: 2018
Authors: Lin Tian, Asoo Vakharia, Yifan Xu, Yinliang Tan


Waste Management: A Reverse Supply Chain Perspective
Journal: Vikalpa: The Journal of Decision Makers
Published Year: 2017
Authors: Jayashree Mahajan, Asoo Vakharia


Design of the Reverse Channel for Remanufacturing: Must profit maximization harm the environment?
Journal: Production and Operations Management
Published Year: 2017
Authors: Lan Wang, Gangshu Cai, Andy Tsay, Asoo Vakharia


Green, Greener, or Brown: Choosing the Right Color of the product
Journal: Annals of Operations Research
Published Year: 2017
Authors: Arda Yenipazarli, Asoo Vakharia


Market Coverage and Capacity: Can Brown and Green Products Co-Exist
Journal: European Journal of Operational Research
Published Year: 2015
Authors: Arda Yenipazarli, Asoo Vakharia


Inventory Planning for a Modular Product Family
Journal: Production and Operations Management
Published Year: 2015
Authors: Anand Paul, Yingliang Tan, Asoo Vakharia


Environmental Implications of Online Retailing
Journal: European Journal of Operational Research
Published Year: 2014
Authors: Janice Carrillo, Asoo Vakharia, Ruoxuan Wang


Uniform vs Retailer-specific Pricing: Incentive Alignment to enhance Supply Chain Efficiency
Journal: Production and Operations Management
Published Year: 2014
Authors: Asoo Vakharia, Lan Wang