Spring 2009 UMASS Amherst
Operations Research / Management Science Seminar Series

Date: Friday, March 27, 2009

Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Isenberg School of Management, Room 112

Speaker: Professor June Qiong Dong (UMass PhD '94)

Department of Marketing and Management

School of Business
State University of New York
Oswego, NY

Biography: Dr. June Dong is a Professor in the Marketing and Management Department at the School of Business at the State University of New York at Oswego. She received a BS in Mathematics from Shanghai Teachers University, an MEng in Systems Engineering from the Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Professor Dong has published in such journals as: Networks, Annals of Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Computational Economics,Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Environment & Planning B, Papers in Regional Science, and in the Transportation Research series. She is the co-author, with Professor Anna Nagurney, of the book, Supernetworks: Decision-making for the Information Age, published in 2002, and is a Center Associate of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks of the Isenberg School of Management. Professor Dong has been recognized for her research with multiple awards. In 2006, Professor Dong received the SUNY Chancellor’s Scholarly Creative Research Award, which is the highest award in the State University of New York system. In 2004, she received the prestigious Chow Fellowship to lecture in China. She also received the President’s Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity and Research of SUNY Oswego in 2003 and the Provost's Junior Faculty Scholarly Creative Research Award of SUNY Oswego in 2000. She has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research, which has been supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation, includes: supply chain management, supernetworks, network equilibrium, and technology diffusion.

TITLE: Supply Chain Disruptions

Abstract: Business competition today is supply chain versus supply chain competition. Because of the recent financial crisis and the automobile industry bailout, we have also learned that disruptions in one supply chain may affect other supply chains. We will present a mathematical model to study supply chain disruptions and the influence on other supply chains, in particular, on competitors' supply chains.

This series is organized by the UMASS Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter. Support for this series is provided by the Isenberg School of Management, the Department of Finance and Operations Management, INFORMS, and the John F. Smith Memorial Fund.

Dr. Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management in the Isenberg School of Management,  is the Faculty Advisor of the Speaker Series.