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Shi Chen
Office: 549
PACCAR Hall
Phone: 206-543-7694

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

Shi Chen

Associate Professor of Operations Management
Marion B. Ingersoll Professor

Education

PhD Stanford University (2013)
MS Tsinghua University (2008)
Diplome d'Ingenieur Ecole Centrale Paris (2007)
BE Tsinghua University (2006)

Academic Expertise

operations management
operations research
supply chain management

Current Research

Inventory and supply chain management, responsible and sustainable supply chains, operational innovation, disruptive technologies and operations management, cloud computing value chains

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 2013

Selected Publications

  1. Discount Schemes for the Preemptible Service of a Cloud Platform with Unutilized Capacity
    Journal Article:Chen, S., Moinzadeh, K., Tan, Y., (forthcoming). Information Systems Research (ISR),
  2. When to Lock the Volatile Input Price? Procurement of Commodity Components under Different Pricing Schemes
    Journal Article:Chen, S., Lei, J., Moinzadeh, K., (forthcoming). Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM),
  3. Capacity Expansions with Bundled Supplies of Attributes: An Application to Server Procurement in Cloud Computing
    Journal Article:Arbabian, M., Chen, S., Moinzadeh, K., (2021). Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Vol. 23(1), pp. 191–209.
  4. Impact of Supply Chain Transparency on Sustainability under NGO Scrutiny
    Journal Article:Chen, S., Zhang, Q., Zhou, Y. P., (2019). Production and Operations Management, Vol. 28(12), pp. 3002-3022.
  5. Pricing Schemes in Cloud Computing: Utilization-Based versus Reservation-Based
    Journal Article:Chen, S., Lee, H. and Moinzadeh, K., (2019). Production and Operations Management, Vol. 28(1), pp. 82-102.
  6. Inventory Control and Delivery Time Quotation for Assembly Supply Chains
    Journal Article:Chen, S., and Moinzadeh, K., (2018). Operations Research, Vol. 66(4), pp. 1004-1022.
  7. Incentive Alignment and Coordination of Project-Based Supply Chains
    Journal Article:Chen, S., and Lee, H., (2017). Management Science, Vol. 63(4), pp. 1011-1025.
  8. Supply Chain Coordination with Multiple Shipments: the Optimal Inventory Subsidizing Contracts
    Journal Article:Chen, S., Lee, H., and Moinzadeh, K., (2016). Operations Research, Vol. 64(6), pp. 1320-1337.

Working Papers

“When to Broadcast? An Analysis of Inventory Disclosure Policies for Online Sales of Limited Inventory with Learning and Scarcity Effects,” with Zibo Liu, Kamran Moinzadeh, and Yong Tan. Under Review. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3587816
“Cloud Computing Value Chains: Research from the Operations Management Perspective,” with Kamran Moinzadeh, Jing-Sheng Song, and Yuan Zhong. Under Review. Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3760861
“Enhancing Customer-Supplier Coordination Through Inventory Decision Rights Transfer,” with Morris Cohen, Hau Lee, and Tobias Mönch. Under Review. Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3724077
“Capacity Reservation and Leasing Plans for Periodic Random Demand Surges,” with Junfei Lei and Kamran Moinzadeh. Under Review. Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3784812

Honors and Awards

2020 - present: Marion B. Ingersoll Professorship, Foster School of Business
2020 - present: Senior Editor, Production and Operations Management
2020: Dean's Award for Research of the Year, Foster School of Business
2018: Meritorious Service Award, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Society
2017: Meritorious Service Award, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Society