Fangruo Chen

MUTB Professor of International Business

Decision, Risk, and Operations

BS, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1985; MS, University of Pennsylvania, 1987; AM, 1992; PhD, 1993

Joined CBS in 1992

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Fangruo Chen

Office
407 Uris

Phone
212-854-8694

E-mail
fc26@columbia.edu

Fax
212-316-9180

Teaching and research interest

Professor Chen’s main research area is supply chain management. He has published extensively in many of the field’s top academic journals such as “Management Science” and “Operations Research.” His research has addressed issues in production/distribution planning, procurement auctions, supplier management, supply chain coordination, supply chain information sharing, incentive contracts, salesforce incentives, etc.

Professor Chen received the prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (USA), 1997. In 2004, he received the Overseas Chinese Young Investigator Award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. In 2005, he was appointed the Distinguished Visiting Professor by the Chinese Academy of Science. In 2006, he was named the Chang Jiang Scholar by the Ministry of Education, China.

Professor Chen held, and continues to hold, numerous leadership positions in his profession: Area Editor for Operations Research (responsible for the Manufacturing, Service, and Supply Chain Operations area), Departmental Editor for Management Science (Supply Chain Management Department), Senior Editor for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Editorial Board Member of Marketing Science. In 2006, he served as the President of the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Society in the United States (MSOM). In 2007, he founded the Overseas Chinese Scholars Association in Management Science and Engineering. He is the current President of OCSAMSE.

Chapters

Information sharing and supply chain coordination In Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science: Supply Chain Management: Design, Coordination and Operation (2003)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen

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Resolving paradoxical centipedes behavioristically or by unilateral pre-donations In Game Theory and Economic Applications (1992)
Author(s): Murat Sertel, Fangruo Chen

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Journal articles

Auctioning Supply Contracts In Management Science (2007)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen

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Coordinating supply chains with simple pricing schemes: The role of vendor-managed inventories In Management Science (2006)
Author(s): Fernando Bernstein, Fangruo Chen, Awi Federgruen

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Salesforce incentives, market information, and production/inventory planning In Management Science (2005)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen

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Quantifying the value of leadtime information in a single-location inventory system In Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (2005)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Bin Yu

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Order volatility and supply chain costs In Operations Research (2004)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Rungson Samroengraja

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Coordination mechanisms for a distribution system with one supplier and multiple retailers In Management Science (2001)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Awi Federgruen, Yu-Sheng Zheng

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Market Segmentation, Advanced Demand Information and Supply Chain Performance In Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (2001)
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Near-optimal pricing and replenishment strategies for a retail/distribution system In Operations Research (2001)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Awi Federgruen, Yu-Sheng Zheng

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Optimal policies for multiechelon inventory problems with Markov-modulated demand In Operations Research (2001)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Jing-Sheng Song

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Effectiveness of (R,Q) policies in one-warehouse multiretailer systems with deterministic demand and backlogging In Naval Research Logistics (2000)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen

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The stationary beer game In Production and Operations Management (2000)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Rungson Samroengraja

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A staggered ordering policy for one-warehouse, multiretailer systems In Operations Research (2000)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Rungson Samroengraja

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Optimal policies for multi-echelon inventory problems with batch ordering In Operations Research (2000)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen

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Sales-force incentives and inventory management In Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (2000)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen

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94%-Effective policies for a two-stage serial inventory system with stochastic demand In Management Science (1999)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen

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Worst-case analysis of (R,Q) policies in a two-stage serial inventory system with deterministic demand and backlogging In Operations Research Letters (1999)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen

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Decentralized supply chains subject to information delays In Management Science (1999)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen

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Echelon reorder points, installation reorder points, and the value of centralized demand information In Management Science (1998)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen

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Near-optimal echelon-stock (R, nQ) policies in multistage serial systems In Operations Research (1998)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Yu-Sheng Zheng

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Stationary policies in multiechelon inventory systems with deterministic demand and backlogging In Operations Research (1998)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen

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Sensitivity analysis of an (s,S) inventory model In Operations Research Letters (1997)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Yu-Sheng Zheng

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One-warehouse multiretailer systems with centralized stock information In Operations Research (1997)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Yu-Sheng Zheng

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Lower bounds for multi-echelon stochastic inventory systems In Management Science (1994)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Yu-Sheng Zheng

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Evaluating echelon stock (R,nQ) policies in serial production/inventory systems with stochastic demand In Management Science (1994)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Yu-Sheng Zheng

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Inventory models with general backorder costs In European Journal of Operations Research (1993)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Yu-Sheng Zheng

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Waiting time distribution in (T,S) inventory systems In Operations Research Letters (1992)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Yu-Sheng Zheng

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Inventory policies with quantized ordering In Naval Research Logistics (1992)
Author(s): Yu-Sheng Zheng, Fangruo Chen

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Working Papers

Warranty Cost Sharing in Supply Chains Working Paper (2012)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Lijian Lu, Hanqin Zhang

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Capacity allocation and downstream competition in a supply chain Working paper (2011)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Jianbin Li, Hanqin Zhang

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Competition in closed-loop supply chains in the Chinese remanufacturing industry Working paper (2010)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Yao Chen

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Mean-variance analysis of stochastic inventory models Working paper (2010)
Author(s): Awi Federgruen, Fangruo Chen

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Product tracing and quality management Working paper (2009)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Lijian Lu, Hanqin Zhang

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Are target-based rebates good for the manufacturer? Working paper (2008)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Wenqiang Xiao

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Capacity allocation in a supply chain with a dominant retailer Working paper (2008)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Jianbin Li, Hanqin Zhang

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On Compensation Schemes for Sales Agents with Superior Market Information Working paper (2008)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Wenqiang Xiao

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Provision of Incentives for Information Acquisition: A Comparison between Forecast-based Contracts and Menus of Linear Contracts Working paper (2008)
Author(s): Fangruo Chen, Wenqiang Xiao

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