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Xiang (Sean) Wan

Assistant Professor of Logistics








Dr. Xiang (Sean) Wan is an Assistant Professor of Logistics at the Ohio State University. He has held previous faculty appointments at the University of Tennessee and Marquette University. Dr. Wan had worked at Letop Inc. (an international logistics company) in China and has been working on research projects with the soft drink industry in United States.

Dr. Wan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Nanchang University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. In 2011, he received his doctoral degree in Supply Chain Management from Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, where he earned Top 15% Teaching Awards in 2009 and 2010, the Krowe Teaching Award in 2010, and the Allan N. Nash Award for outstanding doctoral student in 2011.

Dr. Wan’s research interests include product and service variety in supply chains, inventory management, product quality control, and transportation management. His research has been published in highly recognized global publications including Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Transportation Research (E): Logistics and Transportation Review, Business Research, and China Market Modern Business. In addition, Dr. Wan received the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2012 Doctoral Dissertation Award for his research entitled, “Product Variety, Service Variety, and Their Impact on Distributors.”

Areas of expertise

  • Product and Service Variety Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Supply Chain Coordination
  • Transportation Management


  • Ph.D. University of Maryland, Smith School of Business, College Park, MD
  • M.S. Xi’an Jiaotong University, School of Economics and Finance, Xi’an, China
  • B.S. Nanchang University, Information Engineering School, Nanchang, China