Faculty Directory

Apurva Jain

 

Office: 532 PACCAR Hall
Phone: 206-685-4970
Fax: 206-543-3968
Email: apurva(at)uw.edu

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

“Web retailing provides new opportunities to significantly reduce supply-chain variability and cost. E-tailers must design operating policies that exploit these opportunities as well as buffer against the uncertainties of a rapid-growth industry.”

Apurva Jain

Associate Professor of Operations Management
Faculty Co-Director of the Master of Supply Chain Management Program

Education

PhD Purdue University (1999)
MS National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering (1989)
BS Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (1988)

Academic Expertise

e-business
e-commerce
inventory management
manufacturing management
operations management
operations research
service management operations
supply chain management

Current Research

Analytical modeling of product-flow and information linkages between manufacturers and retailers and their redesign to reduce variability in supply chains

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 1999
Brooke Bond India, Ltd., 1991-1995

Selected Publications

  1. A Supply Chain Model with Direct and Retail Channels
    Journal Article: Dumrongsiri, A., Jain, A., Ming, F., & Moinzadeh, K., (2008). European Journal of Operations Research, Vol. 187(3), pp. 691-718.
  2. Value of Capacity Pooling for Heterogeneous Customers
    Journal Article: Jain, A., (2007). European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 177(1), pp. 239-260.
  3. Priority and Dynamic Scheduling in a Make-to-Stock Queue with Hyperexponential Demand
    Journal Article: Jain, A., (2006). Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 53(5), pp. 363–382.
  4. A Supply Chain Model with Reverse Information Exchange
    Journal Article: Jain, A., & Moinzadeh, K., (2005). Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Vol. 7(4), pp. 361-378.
  5. Modeling the Impact of Merging Capacity in a Production-Inventory System
    Journal Article: Iyer, A., & Jain, A., (2004). Management Science, Vol. 50(8), pp. 1082-1094.
  6. The Logistics Impact of a Mixture of Order-Streams in a Manufacturer-Retailer System
    Journal Article: Iyer, A., & Jain, A., (2003). Management Science, Vol. 49(7), pp. 890-906.

Working Papers

“Scheduling Priority Classes in Subscription-Based Rental Service,” with A. Dumrongsiri and K. Moinzadeh
“A Single-Period Inventory Model with Multiple Ordering Opportunities and Fixed Ordering Cost,” with K. Moinzadeh and Y. Zhou
“Scheduling and Pricing to Manage Variability in Information Processing Services, with D. Dey, Y. Tan and G. Zhang
“An Empirical Study of Rolling Forecast Sharing in Supply Contracts.”

Consulting

Motorola and Molex, India
Process and resource planning

Honors and Awards

MBA Core Professor of the Quarter for Winter 2009

Courses Taught

Introduction to Operations Management, Principles of Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain and Inventory Management

Selected Presentations

"Scheduling Priority Classes in Subscription-Based Rental Service," School of Business, Beijing University; Nanjing University, 2009.
"A Two-Class Rental Model with Subscription Based Demand," INFORMS, Seattle, Fall 2007. (Session chair).
"Scheduling Priority Classes in Subscription-Based Rental Service," MSOM Conference, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2007.
"RFID: A Technology Diffusion Model," 2006 Summit on Indian Manufacturing Competitiveness, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, August 2006, Funded by NSF.
"Priority and Dynamic Scheduling in a Make-to-Stock Queue with Demands of Different Variability," INFORMS International, June 2006, Hong Kong, Invited Presentation.
"A Supply Chain Model with Direct and Retail Channels," MSOM Conference, Georgia Tech, 2006.
"A Supply Chain Model with Direct and Retail Channels," MSOM Conference, Northwestern University, June 2005.