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Jun Ru

Assistant Professor
Operations Management and Strategy Department

Education

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

Research Interests

Dr. 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. For example, consignment, emergence of power retailer, vendor-managed inventory, store brand introduction, direct marketing and e-business. In particular, he has investigated how intventory 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).

Teaching Interests

Selected Publications

Ru, J. and Y. Wang (2010). Consignment contracting: who should control inventory in the supply chain? European Journal of Operational Research. 201(3), 760-769.

Shi, R., J. Zhang, J. Ru (2013). Impacts of power structure on supply chains with uncertain demand. Production and Operations Management. 22 (5), 1232-1249.

Fang, X., J. Ru, Y. Wang (2013). Optimal procurement design of an assembly supply chain with information asymmetry. Forthcoming in Production and Operations Management.

Awards, Grants and Honors

Professional Affiliations

Industry Experience

Before starting his academic career, Dr. Ru has multiple years of industry experience in various functional areas from manufacturing to marketing to consulting.

Contact Information

Jun Ru
Assistant Professor
Operations Management and Strategy
School of Management
University at Buffalo
326D Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4000

Tel: 716-645-3831
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