Center for Supply Networks
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1992; A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1980.
Supply chain design and network structures, supply base management, supplier-supplier relationships, triads in supply networks, total quality management and continuous improvement involving suppliers.
Recent Industry Projects
LG Electronics, Seoul Korea, 2009-present; Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Erlanger, KY, USA, 2005-present; Unified Grocers, Commerce, CA, USA, 2007-2008; Accenture/Caterpillar, Peoria, IL, USA, 2006-2007.
Arizona State University: 1998-present; Cranfield School of Management, 2010-present. Previous Appointments: Yonsei University Business School, Bowling Green State University, University of Michigan.
Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Award
Outstanding Operations Management (OM) Professor, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 2008-2009; Nominated for the Outstanding Faculty Award for the Doctoral Programs, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 2008; Best Paper Award, Journal of Operations Management, 2006
Bob Herberger Arizona Heritage Chair, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 2010-present. Vice President at Large/Member of Board of Directors, Decision Sciences Institute, 20120-2012. Finalist for the 2009 Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award, , Journal of Supply Chain Management, Institute for Supply Chain Management, 2009.
Choi, Thomas and Tom Linton, “Regain control of your supply chain,” Harvard Business Review, forthcoming in December 2011.
Villena, Veronica, Elena Revilla, and Thomas Y. Choi, “The Dark Side of Collaborative Buyer-Supplier Relationships: A Social Capital Perspective,” Journal of Operations Management, 29, 2011: 561-576.
Barratt, Mark, Thomas Choi and Mei Li, “Qualitative Case Studies in Operations Management: Trends, Research Outcomes and Future Research Implications,” Journal of Operations Management, 29, 2011: 329-342.
Kim, Yusoon, Thomas Choi, Tingting Yan, Kevin Dooley, “Investigation of Supply Networks: A Social Network Analysis Approach,” Journal of Operations Management, 29, 2011: 194-211.
Wu, Zhaohui, Thomas Y. Choi, and Manus Rungtusanatham, “Supplier-Supplier Relationships in Buyer-Supplier-Supplier Triads: Implications for Supplier Performance.” Journal of Operations Management, 28, 2010: 115-123.