Andrea Prud'homme

Associate Professor - Clinical
Associate Director, Center for Operational Excellence

Center for Operational Excellence (COE)

Management Sciences


Andrea M. Prud’homme is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Management Sciences and associate director in the Center for Operational Excellence. She joined Fisher in 2007 after serving as a teaching and research assistant at Michigan State University and an adjunct faculty member at Colorado State University.

Dr. Prud’homme is responsible for teaching in the Manufacturing Industry Immersion program, the upper division core Manufacturing Planning and Control course, as well as other courses in operations management. She also serves as faculty adviser for the Buckeye Operations Management Society. She has earned the Outstanding Student Organization Award and the Career Services Award from the university and both the Undergraduate Program Services Award and Teaching Award from Fisher.

She has been a member of APICS: The Association for Operations Management since 1987 and has earned certification as Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified in Integrated Resources Management (CIRM). Her service to APICS includes serving for six years on the CSCP Exam Committee, and most recently on the CPIM Detailed Scheduling and Planning Exam Committee. She also is a member of the APICS Foundation’s Knowledge Delivery Committee. In addition, she has participated in several APICS student case competitions as a case expert and as the faculty adviser to student teams.

She brings more than 15 years of corporate experience in worldwide supply chain management for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Advanced Energy Industries and Valor Electronics. Her responsibilities included managing projects for operations in Europe, Hong Kong, China and Mexico.

Areas of Expertise

  • Logistics and operations
  • Operations management and quality improvement
  • Production and operations management


  • PhD in Business Administration, Michigan State University
  • MBA, Colorado State University
  • BS, San Diego State University


Published Articles

  • K. K. Boyer, A. M. Prud’homme, and W-M. Chung, "The Last Mile Challenge: Evaluating the Effects of Customer Density and Delivery Window Patterns,"Journal of Business Logistics 30, no. 1.
  • Prud’homme, A. M., K. K. Boyer, and G. T. M. Hult, “An Analysis of Operations-Oriented Drivers of Customer Loyalty for Two Service Channels,” Direct Marketing: An International Journal Vol. 1, no. 2 (2007): 78-101.
  • G. Tomas M. Hult, D. J. Ketchen Jr., A. S. Cui, A. M. Prud’homme, S. H. Seggie, M. A. Stanko, A. S. Xu, and S. T. Cavusgil (2006), “An Assessment of the Use of Structural Equation Modeling in International Business Research,” Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, vol. 3 (2007). David J. Ketchen and Donald D. Bergh, eds., Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier JAI.
  • Boyer, K.K., J. Olson and A. McGee, “Drivers of Internet Purchasing Success,”POMS Chronicle 11, no. 1 (2004).


  • Prud’homme, A. M., K. K. Boyer, “A Comparison of In-store vs. Online Grocery Customers,” in Grocery E-commerce: Consumer Behaviour and Business Strategies, ed. Niels Kornum and Mogens Bjerre (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark - Chapter 5).



  • BUSMGT 4232 - Operations Planning and Control

    Review of a Planning and Control System. Theoretical frameworks and utilization of techniques to execute strategic and tactical goals to increase productivity and effectiveness of forecasting, scheduling, and inventory and capacity resources. Prereq: 2320 (330), 2321 (331), 3230 (630), and AcctMIS 2200 (211), 2300 (212); and BusMHR 2291 or 2292 (BusADM 499.01). Not open to students with credit for 732.