James A. Hill is an associate professor of operations management and Chair of the Management Sciences Department. He joined the Fisher faculty in 2004 after teaching graduate courses at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Hill teaches elective courses in supply chain management in the undergraduate and graduate programs. He is the academic leader for Ascend Columbus, a partnership with JP Morgan Chase and The Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, to develop minority businesses in the state of Ohio. He has twice received the outstanding professor for teaching excellence in the full time MBA program for the core operations management course and his elective course in matching supply with demand. He was a recipient of the Pace Setters Graduate teaching award.
Hill is primarily interested in supply chain management with an emphasis on supply chain coordination. His research on coordination covers areas such as behavioral supply chain contracts as well as coordinating and managing supplier diversity programs. His current research examines how individuals make decisions on what online platform to return used electronics as well as how intermediaries, more specifically nonprofit organizations design processes to enable minority business growth. Hill also does research on operations planning and control in food process industry environments with a focus on product complexity. His articles have appeared in Production and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Logistics, and the European Journal of Operational Research, among others.
Hill has extensive work experience in various management positions. His research and education in the area of supply chain management and operations planning and control have included engagements with PepsiCo., Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., Nestle, Sherwin Williams, Agrana Fruit U.S., Greif, JP Morgan Chase, and Kellogg, among others.
Areas of Expertise
- Operations planning and control
- Behavioral contracts
- Supply chain management
- Process industries