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Yabing Zhao

PhD Candidate
Department of Operations Management and Strategy

Education

PhD, Operations Management, University at Buffalo, expected May 2015
BA, Logistics Management, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Research

  • Supply Chain Relationships
  • Supply Chain Sustainability and Remanufacturing
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Sourcing Strategies

Teaching

  • Instructor
    MGO 302, Production and Operations Management, University at Buffalo, Summer 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Guest Speaker
    MGQ 221, Business Statistics I, Daemen College, Spring 2014

Selected Publications

  • Chuang, C. H., Wang, C. X. and Zhao, Y. (2014). Closed-Loop Supply Chain Models for a High-Tech Product under Alternative Reverse Channel and Collection Cost Structures. International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.156, 108-123.

Conference Presentations and Proceedings

  • Transshipment between Two Retailers under Demand Disruption Risk, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, May 2014.
  • An Investigation of Substitutability, Stochastic Lead Time, and Random Shelf life on Performance of Perishable Product Supply Chains, Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, November 2013.
  • Retail Inventory Management under Extreme Events, Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, November 2013.
  • Closed-Loop Supply Chain Models for a High-Tech Product under Alternative Reverse Channel and Collection Cost Structures, Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2012 & Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Conference, Denver, CO, May 2013 (invited).
  • Decentralized Reverse Supply Chains with Remanufacturing: Reverse Supply Chain & Business Performance, Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2011.
  • The Application of Backpropagation Neural Network Model in Logistics Service Evaluation, INFORMS International Conference on Service Science, Hong Kong, China, 2009.
  • Analytic Hierarchy Process Based Decision Making Analysis for Small and Medium Third Party Logistics Enterprises, The 11th West Lake International Conference on Small & Medium business (WLICSMB2009), Hangzhou, China, 2009.

Awards, Grants, and Honors

  • Doctoral Scholarship, School of Management, University at Buffalo, 2010-2014
  • Doctoral Research Grant, School of Management, University at Buffalo, 2013
  • OM Division Joint Junior Faculty and Doctoral Consortium at the 2014 Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 2014
  • The Doctoral Consortium at the 2014 Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference, Atlanta, GA, May 2014

Industry Experience

  • Supply Chain Executive, L’Oreal China Co., Ltd.
  • Senior Coordinator, A.P. Moller Global Logistics – The Maersk Group
  • Intern, Kohler (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
  • Intern, China COSCO Logistics Co., Ltd.
  • Intern, CTS International Transportation Co., Lt