Jun Ru

Assistant Professor
Operations Management and Strategy Department


PhD, School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas
MSc, School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas
MSc, School of Management, Lancaster University, UK
BEng, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


  • Operations management
  • Supply chain management 
  • Production and inventory control
  • Logistics and distribution


  • Supply Chain Management
  • Retail Operations
  • Operations-Marketing Interface
  • Operations-Finance Interface

Ru’s research covers a broad range of areas including risk management, supply chain contracting, mechanism and market design, and new product development. His work has been published in Production and Operations Management and European Journal of Operational Research. Prior to his academic career, Ru has multiple years of industry experience in quality management, sales and operations planning, product marketing and customer relationship management for such companies as Volkswagen, Bosch and Textron. He also has analyzed market entry opportunity and designed sales channel structure for two Fortune 500 companies.

Selected Publications

Ru, J., Shi, R., Zhang, J. 2017. When does A Supply Chain Member Benefit from Vendor Managed Inventory? Production and Operations Management. Forthcoming.

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, Y. 2010. Consignment Contracting: Who Should Control Inventory in the Supply Chain? European Journal of Operational Research. 201(3) 760-769.

Working Papers

Ru, J. Retailer- vs. Vendor-managed-inventory: Manufacturer Margin and Consumers' Store Loyalty. Under review.

Fang, X., Ru, J., Wang, Y. The Role of Retail Price Commitment in the Online Distribution, Under review.

Awards and Recognition

  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by APICS in August 2015
  • Finalist, Student Teaching Award, The University of Texas at Dallas, Fall 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM)
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
  • Decision Science Institute (DSI)
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)