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We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 POMS College of Supply Chain Management Best Student Paper Competition. This year the competition was very tough and we are pleased to congratulate the six finalist papers.

There will be two sessions that will take place during the POM Conference in Washington DC on Saturday May 4 during which the finalists will present their paper in front of a panel of live judges. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Session SA23,6 on Saturday May 4, 9:45am-11:15am at room Columbia 7
Amrita Kundu (LBS) Disruptions, Resilience and Performance of Emerging Market Entrepreneurs: Evidence from Uganda
Tamar Cohen-Hillel and Lennart Baardman (MIT) Detecting Customer Trends for Optimal Promotion Targeting
Harish Guda (The University of Texas at Dallas) An Economic Analysis of Agricultural Support Prices in Developing Economies

Session SA23,7 on Saturday May 4, 11:30am-1:00pm at room Columbia 7
Aravind Govindarajan (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor) Distribution-free Inventory Risk Pooling in Multi-location Newsvendor
Divya Singhvi (MIT) Sequential Learning of Product Recommendations with Customer Disengagement
Qinshen Tang (National University of Singapore) Joint Pricing and Production: A Fusion of Machine Learning and Robust Optimization

Let us take this chance and congratulate all the finalists for their excellent papers!

The first prize is accompanied by a $600 honorarium, the second prize is accompanied by a $300 honorarium and all papers receiving an honorable mention receive a $100 honorarium. The results will be announced later that same day during the POMS Supply Chain Management College Business Meeting.

We look forward to seeing all of you during the two sessions during the POMS conference!
Georgia, Dorothee and Pelin

Georgia Perakis, Dorothee Honhon & Pelin Pekgun
Co-Chairs of the 2019 POMS College of Supply Chain Management Best Student Paper Competition

The POMS College of Supply Chain Management is proud to announce its 2019 Mini-Conference that will take place in Washington Hilton on Thursday May 2rd, 2019 (the day before the main POMS Conference starts). The theme for the 2019 Mini-Conference is "The Impact of Public Policy on Supply Chains." Our program features a great line-up of academic and industry speakers from the World Bank, Verizon, Boston University, St. Cloud State University, Bowling Green State University, University of Illinois, U.S. Naval Academy, University of Central Florida and Arizona State University.

The agenda is planned as follows:
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:15pm Keynote presentation
2:15-2:30pm Coffee break
2:30-4:00pm Panel session
4:00-4:15pm Coffee break
4:15-5:15pm Academic session
5:15-6:00pm Mentoring session
6:00-7:30pm Reception
7:30-10:00pm Dinner

Participation in these events (including the dinner) requires registration for the mini-conference, which can be obtained via the POMS conference website (at the same time or separately at a later time from the registration to the main conference): On-site registration is also possible.

We look forward to seeing you all in Washington DC!

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Our plant tour took place on Thursday May 3rd. We visited the Anheuser-Busch Houston brewery in the afternoon. The visit included tour, logistics presentation and tasting.

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This year Rick So from the University of California Irvine chaired our Student Paper Competition. We received 48 papers. The papers were judged by 100 referees with four referees per paper. Based on the referee evaluations, six finalists were chosen. These finalists were invited to present their paper at two sessions at the POMS Annual Conference in Houston. Each paper was allotted 20 minutes for the presentation, followed by a 10-minute Q&A session in front of a jury. Presentation quality was taken into account to decide the first and second prize winners, which were announced at the business meeting on Saturday May 5th. The jury was composed of Atalay Atasu, Vinayak Deshpande, H. Sebastian Heese and Dorothee Honhon.
All six finalists were awarded up to $500 of support for out-of-pocket expenses and complementary conference registration for the 2018 Annual POMS conference.

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Our annual business meeting took place on Saturday May 5. You can download the slides from the presentation here.

Mission Statement

The College of Supply Chain Management is a special interest group of POMS that seeks to create a community for researchers in supply chain management. The college embraces the full spectrum of research paradigms including modeling, empirical and field-based work and facilitates close interaction between academics and practitioners through focused conferences.


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Board Members 2018-19

President: Dorothee Honhon, Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas
Past President: Vinayak Deshpande, Kenan-Flager Business School, UNC Chapel Hill
President-Elect: Lauren Lu, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Vice President - Communications: Pelin Pekgun, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
Vice President - Meetings: Hans Sebastian Heese, Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University
Vice President - Special Events: Amy (Xiajun) Pan, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
Secretary: Marcus Bellamy, Questrom Business School, Boston University
Treasurer: Vidya Mani, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University

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