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Leroy Schwarz

Leroy Schwarz

Louis A. Weil, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Management
Supply Chain and Operations Management


Ph.D., Business, University of Chicago, 1971
M.B.A., Business, University of Chicago, 1967
B.A., Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1963

Professor Schwarz taught supply-chain management, manufacturing planning-and-control systems, and operations management. His current research interests include supply-chain strategy, manufacturing management, healthcare-product supply chains, and secure supply-chain collaboration. Professor Schwarz is the Louis A. Weil, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Management at Purdue University. He serves on the Executive Committee of the e-Enterprise Center at Discovery Park and served as the Academic Director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue. He is an Editor for Operations Management Education Review (OMER). In addition, Professor Schwarz is a Partner in Privacy-Preserving Collaboration Technologies, L.L.C. (PriProTex), a company specializing in secure supply-chain collaboration systems and software. Professor Schwarz's book credits include Multi-Level Production/Inventory Control Systems: Theory and Practice (TIMS/North Holland, 1981); and Micro-Computer Software for Operations Management, co-authored with James Freeland, (University of Virginia, 1986). Professor Schwarz's research articles have appeared in Manufacturing & Operations Management, Management Science, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, AIIE Transactions, and Operations Research. He is a member of INFORMS, OMA, POMS, and APICS. Professor Schwarz is a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He was the Founding Editor of Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and the Founding Director of Purdue's Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (1987-90). He is a Fellow of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), and Ameritech Foundation Fellow of Manufacturing Management. He received the 2001 Distinguished Service Award from the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society and the 2002 Service Award from INFORMS.


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Inventory Management, Logistics, Operations Management, Supply Chain