Dr. Asoo Vakharia

Vakharia elected President-elect of POMS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Asoo J. Vakharia, McClatchy Professor and Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the Warrington College of Business Administration, was elected as the President-elect of the Production & Operations Management Society (POMS). He will serve on the POMS Board for 2014-2017 and as President for 2015-2016.

POMS is an international professional organization comprised of academics and practitioners in the field of Production and Operations Management. The organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, and will be holding its Annual Meeting in Atlanta on May 9-12. The flagship journal of POMS, Production & Operations Management, is recognized as a top academic publication in the field of Operations and Supply Chain Management.

“I have been a member of POMS since it was initiated in 1989, and have watched it grow into the organization of choice for Operations and Supply Chain Management academic professionals,” Dr. Vakharia said. “It is truly an honor to be elected to lead this organization and I am looking forward to enhancing its reputation both nationally and internationally, and continuing efforts to broaden the organization’s appeal to practicing managers.”

Dr. Vakharia has a Ph.D. from the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focus is on Supply Chain Management with an emphasis on Green/Sustainable Product Development, Channel Selection and Design and Reverse Supply Chains. Over and above publishing his research in the top journals, he also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Decision Sciences Journal, and is a Senior Editor for Production and Operations Management.

Dr. Vakharia is also an exemplary teacher at the University of Florida and has taught courses in Operations/Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Planning and Control, International Logistics and MPC/ERP Systems Integration. He has been extensively involved in Executive Teaching and has also taught industry specific executive development courses for several companies. His consulting work includes projects with AT&T Solutions Customer Care, Golden Eagle Distributors, Garrett Air Research, Motorola, Sweetheart Cups, Inc., and the University of Arizona Medical Center.