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Krannert prof earns distinction as a POMS Fellow

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Annabelle Feng

Krannert Professor Annabelle Feng, Purdue’s John and Donna Krenicki Chair in Operations Management, was named a POMS (Productions and Operations Management Society) Fellow, the Society’s most prestigious lifetime honor.  It is intended to recognize members who have made exceptional intellectual contributions to the profession through their research and teaching.

Feng, who is the youngest in her field to be designated a POMS Fellow, has published in numerous academic journals on the topics of procurement and inventory management, design and manufacturing outsourcing, supply contract negotiations, workforce requirement forecasting and optimization, and the role of population in economic growth.  Her most recent work focuses on developing the notions of stochastic functions and developing the general theory for data-integrated decision modeling.

Prior to joining Krannert’s supply chain and operations management faculty in 2012, Feng served as a tenured assistant professor of information, risk, and operations management at the University of Texas Austin McCombs School of Business. She was honored with Krannert’s Faculty Service Award in 2013 and was named a Purdue University Faculty Scholar in 2014. Feng received several major best paper awards for her research contributions, the prestigious Franz Edelman Award for the business impact of her work, and the POMS Wickham Skinner Early-Career Award.

“Production and operations management has long been recognized as a strength of the Krannert School,” says David Hummels, Dr. Samuel R. Allen Dean. “Our faculty expertise is a large component in that reputation, and Annabelle has built a tremendous research resume in a remarkably short period of time. Being elected a POMS Fellow is an incredible honor for anyone, and particularly for someone so early in her career.”