Jurriaan de Jong

Assistant Professor
Operations Management and Strategy Department


PhD, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University
MS, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands


Jurriaan de Jong has researched extensively in buyer-supplier relationships and remanufacturing in the health care supply chain. In particular, his research has focused on the role of inter-organizational power and dependence in the Group Purchasing Organization-driven health care supply chain. He investigates the buyer-supplier and buyer-middleman relationships in the GPO and their effects on health care supply chain member performance. Furthermore, De Jong studies the various decisions made by the health care supply chain members, including an OEM’s pricing decision for new and refurbished product offerings and service contracts, a GPO’s choice for OEMs for a product group and an HCO’s decision with respect to GPO service usage and procurement of new versus refurbished equipment.


  • Health care supply chain management
  • Buyer-supplier relationships
  • Remanufacturing and refurbishing
  • Outsourcing strategy


  • Health Care Operations Management
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Statistics

Awards and Grants

  • Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Doctoral Dissertation Grant Recipient

Professional Affiliations

  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
  • Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)

Industry Experience

Prior to his academic career, De Jong spent many years in industry in a variety of managerial, consulting and industrial engineering roles.

  • Extensive experience in manufacturing operations management and industrial engineering positions at Starbucks Coffee and Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Multiple years of experience in a manufacturing environment at a European CD/DVD manufacturer, responsible for quality and IT departments
  • Management consulting in Europe in quality and logistics