W.C. Benton, Jr. is the Edwin D. Dodd Professor of Management and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Fisher. He teaches courses in the business of health care to undergraduates, MBAs and doctoral candidates and along with courses in purchasing/supply management, manufacturing planning and control, operations analysis, and facility design.
Ranked first out of more than 700 operations management researchers in terms of quality and quantity, Dr. Benton’s vast research and writing accomplishments include more than 120 articles that have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, American College of Physician Executives, Decision Sciences, Journal of Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, IEE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, Quality Progress, Naval Research Logistics, The Journal of Business Logistics, The Journal of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, Interfaces, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management. He currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management and as a Special Issue Editor for the European Journal of Operational Research. For the Engineer and Manufacturing Divisions at the National Science Foundation, he is a research panel member.
Prof. Benton’s expert contribution to the business and governmental arena includes consultancy for Grant Hospital, Ashland, IBM, RCA, Frigidaire, the Federal Highway Administration, Battelle, U.S. Air Force, Gelzer Automated Assembly Systems, Bitronics Inc., the Ohio Bureau of Disability Determination, Bio-Ohio, Carter Group Canada, and the departments of transportation for Ohio, Florida, Indiana, South Carolina, Alabama and Kentucky.
He serves on the board of directors for the Healthcare Colloquium, The Sleep Medicine Foundation, The House of Hope and The Supply Chain Research Group and is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute, The Institute of Management Sciences, The Institute of Supply Management, The Production and Inventory Control Society, the Operations Management Association, American Society for Quality Control, Society of Logistics Engineers, The Mathematical Association of America and others.
- Best Paper published in the IIE Transactions Journal, 2014–2015.
- Best Paper published in 2014–2015 in the Journal of Operations Management, 2014.
- One of the top five most cited paper in the Journal of Operations Management, 2013-2016.
- Five articles are currently included in the Top 25 articles within the Journal of Operations Management.
- Featured in Research in the state of the University research address, 2013.