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James A. Hill Jr.

Associate Professor of Management Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Control systems in process industries
Master production planning
Inventory management
Supply chain management
Supplier development programs


Ph.D., The Ohio State University
MBA, Case Western Reserve University
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton


Professor Hill conducts research on production planning and control systems in process industries, including master production planning, inventory management, supply chain management and supplier development programs. His research has been published in such journals as Interfaces and International Journal of Production Research. He was also a recipient of the General Electric Faculty of the Future Fellowship for his work on bi-criteria production scheduling.

Professor Hill joins Fisher College after teaching in the operations management area at Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He taught graduate courses in operations management and elective courses in operations planning and control systems and supply chain management. Prior to teaching, Hill spent five years with Pepsi Cola as a production manager and a supplier development manager.

Contact Information

620 Fisher Hall
Fisher College of Business
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 247-8965