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Amy David

Amy David

Clinical Professor of Management
Supply Chain and Operations Management


B.S.: General Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2003.
M.B.A.: Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, IL, 2008.
Ph.D.: Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014


Amy David joined the Krannert School of Management as a Clinical Assistant Professor in August 2014, after completing her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She teaches experiential learning in operations management, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in production planning and control and supply chain management. She has been recognized as one of Poets & Quants Top 50 Undergraduate Professors (2020) and received the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Teaching Innovation Award (2022).

Previously, Dr. David worked as Logistics Planning and Process Development Manager at USG and a Logistics Analyst at Medline Industries. She holds an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and the APICS CPIM designation.

Journal Articles

  • David, A. & Adida, E. (2015). "Competition and Coordination in a Two-Channel Supply Chain." Production and Operations Management | Related Website |
  • David, A., Farr, D., Januszyk, R., and Diwekar, U. (2015). "USG Uses Stochastic Optimization to Lower Distribution Costs." Interfaces | Related Website |
  • David, A. (2007). "Planning Process Particulars." APICS Magazine vol. 17 (1), 24-27.


  • Diwekar, U. & David, A. (2014). "Better Optimization of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems (BONUS) Algorithm for Large Scale Real World Stochastic Nonlinear Programming Problems." Springer New York, NY.
  • Live Theatre Can Supplement Business Ethics Education, Study Says

    Research completed by Purdue Convocations in partnership with Krannert School of Management suggests live theatre could be used as a teaching tool in business ethics education. Students were asked to analyze the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy scenario both before and after attending a live theatre performance featuring related narrative themes. The study centered on a performance of “Frankenstein,” based on the critically-acclaimed book by Mary Shelley.

    Full story: Live Theatre Can Supplement Business Ethics Education, Study Says

  • Role of performing arts in business ethics education

    Amy David discusses the role of performing arts in business ethics education

  • Purdue Expert: Baby Formula Progress

    Amy David is a clinical associate professor of supply chain management in the School of Management at Purdue University. In this video, she explains how the baby formula shortage has progressed, where caretakers should be looking for formula and what steps can be taken to prevent a shortage in the future.

    Full story: Purdue Expert: Baby Formula Progress

  • Student participants in the 2019 Management Solutions Challenge
    Krannert Hosts Management Solutions Challenge for Purdue Undergraduates
    On November 9th, the Krannert School of Management welcomed 52 undergraduate students from the College of Liberal Arts, Polytechnic, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, and Exploratory Studies to the second annual Management Solutions Challenge.

Phone: (765) 496-6526
Office: KRAN 433

Quick links

Personal website

Area(s) of Expertise

E-Commerce, Experiential Learning, International Trade, Inventory Management, Logistics, Operations Management, Project Management, Supply Chain