Scott Webster

Bob Herberger Arizona Heritage Chair
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4706

Biography

Professor Webster is the Bob Herberger Arizona Heritage Chair in Supply Chain Management at the W.P. Carey School of Business. His research focuses on improving competitiveness through logistics, especially managing risk and uncertainty in supply chains. He has worked in industry in the areas of consulting and finance. He teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in supply chain management.

Education

  • PhD, Operations Management and Decision Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1990
  • MBA, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1990
  • MSBA, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1985
  • BS, Mathematics and Statistics, Miami University, 1980

Research Interests

Improving competitiveness through logistics, especially managing risk and uncertainty in supply chains

Publications

  • Bernegger, P.M., S. Webster. 2014. Fixed-cycle smoothed production improves lean performance for make-to-stock manufacturing. Interfaces 44 411-427. (Received the 2015 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award.)
  • Noparumpa, T., B. Kazaz, S. Webster. 2015. Wine futures and advance selling under quality uncertainty. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 17 411-426.
  • Kazaz, B., S. Webster. 2015. Technical Note -- Price-setting newsvendor problems with uncertain supply and risk aversion. Operations Research 63 807-811.
  • Park, J.H., B. Kazaz, S. Webster. 2016. Technical Note -- Pricing below cost under exchange-rate risk. Production and Operations Management 25 153-159.
  • Kazaz, B., S. Webster, P. Yadav. 2016. Interventions for an artemisinin-based malaria medicine supply chain. Production and Operations Management 25 1576-1600. (Received Wickham Skinner Best Paper Award, May 2017.)
  • Hekimoglu, N.H., B. Kazaz, S. Webster. 2017. Wine analytics: Fine wine pricing and selection under weather and market uncertainty. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 19 202-215.
  • Eftekhar, M., H. Li, L.N. Van Wassenhove, S. Webster. 2017. The role of media exposure on coordination in the humanitarian setting. Production and Operations Management 26 802-816.
  • Cole, D., S. Mahapatra, S. Webster. 2017. A comparison of buyback and trade-in policies to acquire used products for remanufacturing. Journal of Business Logistics to appear.
  • Park, J.H., B. Kazaz, S. Webster. 2017. Risk mitigation of production hedging. Production and Operations Management to appear.
  • Li, H., S. Webster. 2017. Optimal pricing of correlated product options under the paired combinatorial logit model. Operations Research to appear.
  • Webster, S., Principles of Supply Chain Management, 2nd edition, Dynamic Ideas, Belmont, MA, 2009.

Courses

Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 519Analytical Decision Model II
SCM 791Seminar
SCM 792Research
SCM 795Continuing Registration
SCM 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 792Research
SCM 795Continuing Registration
SCM 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 519Analytic Decision Making II
SCM 791Seminar
SCM 792Research
SCM 795Continuing Registration
SCM 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 519Analytic Decision Making II
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 515Decision Mod-Supply Chain Mgmt
SCM 519Analytic Decision Making II
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 519Analytic Decision Making II
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 791Seminar

Honors/Awards

  • 2017: Wickham Skinner Best Paper Award for best paper published in Production and Operations Management
  • 2016: Production and Operations Management Conference Best Paper Award, Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management Track, Surface versus Air Shipment in Humanitarian Operations under Demand Uncertainty with Burak Kazaz and John Park
  • 2014: The Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award for Fixed-Cycle Smoothed Production Improves Lean Performance for Make-To-Stock Manufacturing with Peter Bernegger
  • 2014: Decision Sciences Institute Conference Best Analytical Research Paper
  • 2012: Syracuse University Chancellors Citation for Excellence
  • 2012: Martin J. Whitman Deans Citation for Excellence
  • 2011: Best Professor, Defense Controllership Masters Program
  • 2007: Decision Sciences Journal Best Article Finalist
  • 2006: Outstanding Decision Science Journal Associate Editor
  • 2004  2006: Whitman Research Fellow
  • 2003: Thomas Finucane Memorial Award for Exceptional Scholarship
  • 2001: School of Management Teaching Innovation Award
  • 2000: School of Management Oberwager Award for mentoring and dedication to students
  • 1999: School of Management Research Award
  • 1986  1990: Indiana University Graduate School Fellowship
  • 1980: Senior Book Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics

Editorships

  • Senior Editor, Production and Operations Management, 2014  present
  • Associate Editor, Decision Sciences, 2004  2011

Work History

2013  present: Bob Herberger Arizona Heritage Chair in Supply Chain Management, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University; 2007  2013: Steven Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University; 2004  2007: Professor, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University; 1997  2004: Associate Professor, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University; 1990  1997: Assistant Professor, School of Business, University of Wisconsin  Madison. Visiting positions  2005: Zaragoza Logistics Center, Zaragoza, Spain; 2004: Queens University, Canada

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