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Joice (Qiaohai) Hu, Ph.D.

Joice (Qiaohai) Hu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Joice Hu

Qiaohai (Joice) Hu received her PhD  from Case Western Reserve University.  Before joining  City University of Hong Kong, she served on the faculty at Purdue. She has published  papers in elite academic journals such as Manufacturing, Services and Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transaction  Dr. Hu has held visiting appointments with Olin School of Business at Washington University. She has taught courses at all levels, including Operations Management, Quality Management, Procurement and Strategic Sourcing, International Operations Management, Business Statistics, Quantitative and Decision Making Models, Spreadsheet Modeling, and Stochastic Models.

Her research interests are interdisciplinary, including supply chain finance, interface between supply chain management, accounting, and marketing. She serves as a senior editor for Production and Operations Management, and ad hoc reviewer for Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing, Services and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, Navel Research Logistics, European Journal of Operations Research, and Operations Research Letters.   Before returning to academia, she worked as a supply chain analyst at FedEx Supply Chain Services at Ohio and Eastcom, one of the earliest telecommunication equipment manufacturers in East China.

In her spare time, Dr. Hu enjoys classical music, reading, yoga, meditation/qigong, hiking and traveling.  Recently, her reading interests focus on anything that explores and explains human nature. 

CONTACT

huqiao@umsl.edu  
314-516-6563
229 Express Scripts Hall

EDUCATION

PhD. Operations, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
M.S. Management Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
M.A. Economics, Hangzhou Industrial and Commercial University, Hangzhou, China
B.S. Biophysics, NanKai University, TianJin, China

COURSES

SCMA 3320 – Advanced Supply Chain and Operations Management
SCMA 5320 – Production and Operations Management

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCES

Supply chain analyst, FedEx Supply Chain Services, Inc., 2000-2001.

Operations analyst, Eastern Communication Corp. China, 1995-1998.

RESEARCH

She has published papers in elite academic journals such as Manufacturing, Services and Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operations Research, Operations Research Letters, and Decision Sciences.  She serves as a senior editor for Production and Operations Management, and ad hoc reviewer for Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing, Services and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, Navel Research Logistics, European Journal of Operations Research, and Operations Research Letters.   

Selected Publications

Book Chapters (Refereed)

  • "Debt Financing and Supply Chain Capacity Investment," in "Supply Chain Finance", Foundations and Trends in Technology, Information and Operations Management," edited by P. Kouvelis, L. Dong, and D. Turcic, NOW, forthcoming.
  •  "Debt Financing and Supply Chain Competition," Entitled as "Supply Chain Finance", Foundations and Trends in Technology, Information and Operations Management," edited by P. Kouvelis, L. Dong, and D. Turcic, NOW, forthcoming.
  • "Bank Financing Newsvendor Inventory: Coordinating Loan Schedules," Handbook of Integrated Risk Management in Global Supply Chains, edited by P. Kouvelis, L. Dong, O. Boyabath and R. Li, John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
  • "Production/Inventory Management and Capital Structure," Handbook of Integrated Risk Management in Global Supply Chains, edited by P. Kouvelis, L. Dong , O. Boyabath, and R. Li, John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

Journal Articles

  • "Inventory Management and Debt Maturity Structure," forthcoming, Production and Operations Management, 2017.
  • "Flexible Procurement Contracts for Competing Retailers: The Manufacturer ’s Perspective," with J. Chen and M. Dada, European Journal of Operations Research, 259(1), 130-142, 2017.
  • "Project Portfolio Selection: A Newsvendor Approach," with J. Szmerekovsky, Decision Sciences, 48(1), 176-199 2017.
  • "Designing Supply Contracts: Buy-Now, Reserve and Wait-And-See," with J. Chen and M. Dada, IIE Transactions, 28(10), 881-900, 2016.
  • "Manufacturing Capacity Decisions With Demand Uncertainty and Tax Cross-Crediting" with V. Hsu and W. Xiao, Manufacturing & Services Operations Management, 17(3), 384-398, 2015.
  • "The Impact of GPOs on Healthcare Product Supply Chains," with L. Schwarz and N. Uhan, Manufacturing & Services Operations Management, 14(1), 7-23, 2012.
  • "The Controversial Roles of GPOs in Healthcare-Product Supply Chains?" with L. Schwarz, Production and Operations Management, 20(1), 1-15, 2011.
  • "Network Game and Capacity Investment Under Market Uncertainty," Production and Operations Management, 19(1), 98-110, 2010.
  • "Financing Newsvendor Inventory," with M. Dada, Operations Research Letters, 36, 269-273, 2008.
  • "Echelon Base-Stock Policies are Financially Sub-Optimal," with M. Sobel, Operations Research Letters, 35, 561-566, 2007.