Operations Management

Management Sciences Professors John Gray and Johnny Rungtusanatham were recently recognized for their research by the Journal of Operations Management.

Gray, an associate professor in the Department of Management Sciences, and Rungtusanatham, the Fisher College of Business Distinguished Professor of Management Sciences, received the Jack Meredith Best Paper Award at the 2018 Academy of Management Conference in Chicago.

The award recognizes the best paper published in the journal in the calendar year 2017. The award was especially meaningful for Gray, who took classes from Meredith during his MBA education at Wake Forest University. Gray credited Meredith for being “a key inspiration for my PhD move from industry.”

John Gray, Jack Meredith
Professor John Gray and Jack Meredith

The paper explored decisions made by small- and medium-sized companies to reshore their manufacturing operations. The paper’s co-authors included former Fisher professor Gokce Esenduran, who teaches at Purdue University, and Keith Skowronski, who earned his PhD at Fisher and is now at the University of South Carolina.

Gray also received the Distinguished Service to the Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) Division award, recognizing his exemplary performance in leadership roles for the OCSM Division during the past five years.

John Gray Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Operations, Part-Time Consultant, Office of Science and Technology, Executive Office of President (White House)
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