Operations Management and Strategy Department
PhD, Operations Management, School of Management, The University
of Texas at Dallas
MSc, Supply Chain Management, School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas
MSc, Operational Research, School of Management, Lancaster University, UK
BEng, Mechanical and Power Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China
Jun Ru has a deep interest in research and teaching supply chain management. His current research focuses on new business practices and trends in the retail industry, including consignment, emergence of power retailer, vendor-managed inventory, store brand introduction, direct marketing and e-business. In particular, he has investigated how inventory decision-making, market power, supply chain contract and customers' loyalty affect the interactions between firms in the supply chain. Recently, he has been working on developing mechanisms to resolve the information asymmetry that has been a dilemma commonly faced by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
Ru, J., Shi, R., Zhang, J. 2015. Does a Store Brand Always Hurt the Manufacturer of a Competing National Brand? Production and Operations Management. 24(2) 272-286.
Fang, X., Ru, J., Wang, Y. 2014. Optimal Procurement Design of an Assembly Supply Chain with Information Asymmetry, Production and Operations Management. 23(12) 2075-2088.
Shi, R., Zhang, J., Ru, J. 2013. Impacts of Power Structure on Supply Chains with Uncertain Demand. Production and Operations Management. 22(5) 1232-1249.
Ru, J., Wang, J. 2010. Consignment Contracting: Who Should Control Inventory in the Supply Chain? European Journal of Operational Research. 201(3) 760-769.
Ru, J., Shi, R., Zhang, When does A Supply Chain Member Benefit from Vendor Managed Inventory? Under review.
Fang, X., Ru, J., Wang, Y. The Effect of List Price on Channel Performance in a Vendor-Managed-Inventory with Consignment Contract, Under review.
Before starting his academic career, Ru has multiple years of industry experience in various functional areas from manufacturing to marketing to consulting.
Operations Management and Strategy
School of Management
University at Buffalo
326D Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4000