V. Daniel R. Guide, Jr.

Smeal Chaired Professor of 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 way 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 am Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management (see our website at https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-operations-management )

The citation analysis is from Google Scholar above is current as of January 2017. 

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

·        Research reprints - 2003 - present

·        Research - 2002 and before

·        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 2017)

·        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