Professor Jian Li smiles into the camera.
Professor, Department Chair
Management and Marketing
College of Business and Technology
(773) 442-6129
Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, Quantitative Methods.
Courses Taught
MNGT 368 Business Statistics
MNGT 377 Production/Operations Management
MNGT 379 Introduction to Operations Research and Management Science
MNGT 402 Applied Business Research
MNGT 404 Production and Operations Management
Research Interests
• Supply Chain Risk Management: Order Splitting across Time, Flexible Ordering, Emergency Responses to Uncertain Supply, Logistics Management, Supply Contract Design • Supply Diversification: Outsourcing, Supplier Selection • Inventory Management • On the Interfaces between OM and Marketing: Dynamic Pricing • On the Interfaces between OM and Finance: Options and Forward Contract

Ph.D., Operations Management, Purdue University, USA

Graduate Certificate, Applied Statistics, Purdue University, USA

M.S., Operations Research and Control Theories, Tsinghua University, P.R. China

B.S., Applied Mathematics, Tsinghua University, P.R. China

Selected Publications

• A Periodic Review Inventory Model with Two Delivery Modes, Fractional Lead-Times, and Age-and-Period-Dependent Backlogging Costs (2016, with S. Chand and Y. Xu). International Journal of Production Economics. 173, 199-206.

• Optimality of (s, S)-policies in a dynamic pricing model with replenishment opportunities: a sample path approach (2013, with X. Xu). Operations Research Letters. 41(6), 719-725.

• Day-Definite Full Container Load Service for Time-Sensitive Shippers: On the Perspective of Total Distribution Cost (2013, with P. Kouvelis). Int. J. of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. 6(3), 1-39.

• Outsourcing, Yield Uncertainty and Contingency Responses (2013, with P. Kouvelis). Production and Operations Management. 22(1), 164-177.

• Contingency Strategies in Managing Supply Systems with Uncertain Lead Times (2012, with P. Kouvelis). Production and Operations Management. 21(1), 161-176.

• Managing the New Uncertainty: Can a new, day-definite ocean transport product deliver benefits for shippers in a changing and challenging market (2009, with P. Kouvelis)? Research Report/Whitepaper, Washington University in St. Louis.

• Managing Inventory over a Short Season: Models with Two Procurement Opportunities (2009, with S. Chand, M. Dada and S. Mehta). Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 11(1), 174-184.

• Flexible Backup Supply and the Management of Lead-Time Uncertainty (2008, with P. Kouvelis). Production and Operations Management, 18(2), 184-199.

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Office Hours
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday
1:30-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; or by appointment
Main Campus