V. Daniel R. Guide, Jr.

Smeal Chaired Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management

Professor of Operations Research

Department of Supply Chain & Information Systems

Smeal College of Business

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

email: dguide|AT|psu.edu

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·         My research is focused on ways to create industrial systems that are both environmentally and economically sustainable. In particular, my work focuses on the design, management and control of closed-loop supply chains.

·        Closed-loop supply chain management is the design, control and operation of a system to maximize value creation over the entire life-cycle of a product with dynamic recovery of value from different types and volumes of returns over time.   

·        I was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management  from 2011-2017.


·        To see my up-to-date Google Scholar information http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=H7x1kq8AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

·         Journal feature issues on closed-loop supply chains that I’ve co-edited

o    Interfaces 2003 33(6)

o    California Management Review 2004 46(2)

o    Production and Operations Management  2006 15(3&4)

1.     Part 1 – 15(3)

2.     Part 2 – 15(4)

·         Full CV (current as of January 2020) – If you want a reprint of one of my articles, please send a request to my email address above

·         Business Aspects of Closed-Loop Supply Chains book

·         Japan - Panasonic Hall of Technology and Science

·         My teaching case (with L.N. Van Wassenhove) ‘Product Returns at HP’ won the 2007 (P/OM) Case Award from ECCH

·        The Evolution of Teaching Mathematics in the USA