U-M Ross Professor of Technology and Operations Damian Beil joins Tauber Institute Leadership as Business School Co-Director.
As the Ford Motor Company Co-Director of the Joel D. Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Dr. Beil works closely with College of Engineering Co-Director Lawrence Seiford and Industry Director Raymond Muscat to keep the Tauber Institute at the forefront of Operations theory and practice.
Prior to joining Tauber Leadership, Dr. Beil was an integral part of the Tauber Institute community for several years as a faculty advisor for award-winning Tauber teams. As Professor of Technology and Operations at the Ross School of Business, Beil teaches courses in operations management and strategic sourcing. He received the Ross Teaching Excellence Award in 2007, and the Faculty Development Award in 2009. Beil was recognized nationally for his teaching as one of the "2015 Best 40 Under 40 Professors" by Poets&Quants.
Dr. Beil's industry experience includes work with a wide range of influential companies – including Amazon, American Express, Avon, Boeing, BorgWarner, Coca-Cola, Conway, Corn Products, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, General Motors, Intel, Pfizer, Sodexo, Tongxin International, United Defense, and Vision Spring. In his research, Professor Beil develops mathematical models to analyze complex problems in procurement. His work includes studies of how bargaining power affects opportunistic pricing by suppliers, and how procurement auctions should be designed to account for supplier qualification screening and quality levels. He is also interested in applications of operations management to health care, and has analyzed therapy sequence scheduling for cancer patients and national organ allocation policies.
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The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, working together with industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. The Tauber Institute is an inaugural recipient of the UPS George D. Smith Prize for effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners of operations research, management science, or analytics. For more information visit www.tauber.umich.edu.