Kamran Moinzadeh

Kamran Moinzadeh

Professor of Operations Management
Chair, Information Systems and Operations Management
Burlington Northern/Burlington Resources Professor in Manufacturing Management

  • PhD, Stanford University, 1985
  • MS, Stanford University, 1982
  • BA, University of California, San Diego, 1981

  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Inventory Management

Positions Held
  • At the University of Washington since 1984

Current Research
  • Supply chain management
  • Impact of information availability in production and inventory systems
  • Benefit of Omni-Channel distribution systems
  • Order expedition strategies in inventory systems
  • Channel coordination through multiple supply shipments

Honors and Awards
  • Ron Crocket Award for Graduate Teaching (2013)
  • TMMBA Professor of the Quarter (2013)
  • TMMBA Professor of the Quarter (2012)
  • TMMBA Teaching Recognition-Excellence in Teaching Award (2012)
  • TMMBA Professor of the Quarter (Autumn 2010)
  • Dean’s Faculty Research Award (2001)
  • MBA Core Professor of the Quarter (Spring 2001)
  • Dean's Research Award (1996)
  • Burlington Northern Foundation Achievement Award for Scholarship (1990)
  • Seafirst Faculty Research Award (1987)

Academic Service
  • Associate Editor: Operations Research - Department of Manufacturing, Service Supply Chain Operations (2006 - present)
  • Department Editor: IIE Transactions - Department of Inventory and Supply Chain Management (1997-2000)
  • Associate Editor: Management Science (1998-2003)

Selected Publications
  • Leadtime Management through Expediting in a Continuous Review Inventory System,” (with Hamed Mamani), Production and Operations Management (POM), 23, 1, 95-109, 2014.
  • A Single-Supplier, Multiple-Retailer Model with Single-Season, Multiple-Ordering Opportunities and Fixed Ordering Cost,” (with Y.P. Zhou and A. Jain). Operations Research, 5, 1098-1110, 2012.
  • "Incorporating Delay Mechanism in Ordering Policies in Multi-Echelon Distribution Systems," with Y.P. Zhou.  IIE Transactions, Vol. 40, No. 4, 2008, pp. 445-458.
  • "A Supply Chain Model with Direct and Retail Channels," with A. Dumrongsiri, M. Fan, and A. Jain.  European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 187, No. 3, 2008, pp. 691-718.
  • Coordinated Replenishment and Shipping Strategies in Inventory/Distribution Systems,” with M. Gurbuz and Y.P. Zhou.  Management Science, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2007, pp. 293-307.
  • A Supply Chain Model with Reverse Information Exchange,” with Apurva Jain. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2005, pp. 360-378.
  • Economic Control and Inspection Policies for High-Speed Unreliable Production Systems,” with Y. Tan.  IIE Transactions, Vol. 37, No. 8, 2005, pp. 711-724.
  • Optimal Processing Policies for an e-Commerce Web Server,” with Y. Tan and V. Mookerjee.  INFORMS Journal on Computing, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2005, pp. 99-110.
  • "Coordinating Orders in Supply Chains Through Price Discounts," with T. Klastorin and J. Son.  IIE Transactions, Vol. 34, No. 8, 2002, pp. 679-689.
  • A Multi-Echelon Inventory System with Information Exchange.”  Management Science, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2002, pp. 414-426.
  • "Mixed Model Assembly Alternatives for Low-Volume Manufacturing: The Case of the Aerospace Industry," with G. Heike, M. Ramulu, E. Sorensen, and P. Shanahan. International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 72, No. 2, 2001, pp.103-120.
  • "An Improved Ordering Policy for Continuous Review Systems with Arbitrary Inter-Demand Time Distributions."  IIE Transactions, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2001, pp. 111-119.
  • Adjustment Strategies for a Fixed Delivery Contract,” with S. Nahmias.  Operations Research, Vol. 3, 2000, pp. 408-423.
  • An Archiving Model for a Hierarchical Information Environment,” with E. Berk.  European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 123, No. 1, 2000, pp. 206-225.
  • "Analysis of Maintenance Policies for M Machines with Deteriorating Performance," with E. Berk.  IIE Transactions, Vol. 32, No. 5, 2000, pp. 433-444.
  • The Impact of Discharge Decisions on Health Care Quality,” with E. Berk.  Management Science, Vol. 44, No. 3, 1998, pp. 400-415.

Selected Consulting Experience
  • AT&T Wireless (Cingular wireless), studied the design and staffing issues at the retail stores.
  • Microsoft, analyzed supply chain issues facing company's intercontinental region.
  • Boeing Company, supply contract design.
  • Starbucks, studied the effects of waiting lines on company's potential loss of market share.

Contact Information

Office:534 Paccar Hall

Mailing Address

Foster School of Business, Paccar Hall
University of Washington
Box 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

"The online availability of information is creating new practices in production and operation systems. In these environments, it is imperative to develop information-based operating policies as quickly as possible."