John Gray is a Dean’s Distinguished Professor of operations and business analytics. He joined Fisher after receiving his PhD from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Prior to pursuing his PhD, he worked for eight years in operations management at Procter & Gamble, receiving an MBA from Wake Forest University’s evening program during that time. He holds two undergraduate degrees from Dartmouth College and its Thayer School of Engineering.
Dr. Gray teaches/has taught an elective he created called Strategic Global Sourcing (at the Ph.D., Executive, MBA, and undergraduate levels) and Data Analysis (at the Ph.D., Executive, and MBA levels); he has won a college teaching award for each class. A student project from his elective led to a co-authored case (Scotts Miracle-Gro: The Spreader Sourcing Decision) that has been widely adopted, earning the title of an “Ivey Classic”. He serves as academic co-director of the new Master of Supply Chain Management program at Fisher, and also serves as academic director the college’s Ph.D. programs.
Dr. Gray’s research has been published in top multi-disciplinary management journals, including Decision Sciences, Management Science and Organization Science; and top operations and supply chain journals, including the Journal of Operations Management, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and Production and Operations Management. His research has received several awards, the Jack Meredith Best Paper award from the Journal of Operations Management and the Emerald Citations of Excellence award which recognizes the most impactful articles across a wide range of journals. Two of his papers were awarded the OM Division's Chan Hahn best paper award at the Academy of Management conference. Within Fisher, he was named to the inaugural class of Dean’s Faculty Fellows, a distinction he held from 2014-2017.
He has also received substantial external funding, including being co-PI of a $1.7 million two-year contract with the FDA awarded from October 2019-September 2021. He has also served as a Department Editor at the Journal of Operations Management and a Senior Editor at the Production and Operations Management journal. He is Vice President and President-Elect of the Industry Studies Association; for which we served as conference chair for its 2023 conference in Columbus.
In August 2022, he began a part-time role as a consultant for the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President (EOP) of the United States. He is a member of the Pandemic Preparedness Team, advising them and others in the EOP on issues related to pharmaceutical supply chains.
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Stephan M. Wagner is a Professor of Supply Chain Management, holds the Chair of Logistics Management, and is the Founder and Director of the HumOSCM Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland. From 2008 to 2019 he was Director of the Executive MBA in Supply Chain Management. Prior he served on the faculty of WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany, and worked for 10 years as head of supply chain management for a Swiss-based technology group and as senior manager for an international top-management consulting firm. He obtained an MBA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. and Habilitation degree from the University of St. Gallen.
Stephan is most known for his work at the intersection of entrepreneurship and operations management, on supplier innovation, on the role of digital technologies in supply chains, and his ‘early’ work on supply chain risk and disruption. The latter received much attention in the past three years. It was taken up by scholars for their research on supply chain disruptions due to Covid-19 and geopolitical tensions.
He is the author and editor of 13 books and over 150 book chapters and articles. He published empirical OSCM research in general management journals such as Academy of Management Journal or Journal of Management, OM journals such as Journal of Operations Management or Production and Operations Management, and practice journals such as California Management Review or Interfaces. Furthermore, his work has appeared in leading methods journals, such as Organizational Research Methods or Sociological Methods and Research. Newspapers such as the Financial Times or Wall Street Journal reported about his work. For his research, he attracted substantial amounts of funding and competitive grants and won or was a finalist for numerous research awards. Most recently he was the winner of the Journal of Supply Chain Management Best Paper Award (2020) and the Journal of Business Logistics Best Paper Award (2022). Several of his Ph.D. students were finalists or winners of the Academy of Management OSCM Division Best Student Paper Award.
To date, Stephan’s work has received more than 20,000 citations according to Google Scholar (h = 70) and more than 7.500 citations according to Web of Science (Core Collection) (h = 48). Furthermore, according to Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators, several of his articles are “Highly Cited Papers” in the fields of Economics & Business respectively Engineering, placing them in the top 1%, and one article is a “New Hot Paper”, placing it in the top 0.1% of the academic field.
With the foundation of the Humanitarian Operations and Supply Chain Management (HumOSCM) Lab at ETH Zurich in 2019 (www.HumOSCM.ethz.ch), Stephan has emphasized his ambitions to create policy and society impact. He supports humanitarian organizations, such as the World Food Programme, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the Ministry of Health in Uganda to optimize their supply chains and last-mile-operations.