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Rong Li

Rong Li

Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management

Room: 538

Ph D, Purdue University (Industrial Engineering)

Rong Li is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at The Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Li taught at Nankai University and Singapore Management University. Dr. Li received a B.S. in Mathematics from Nankai University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.

Dr. Li’s research interests include operations and finance interfaces, supply chain coordination and contracting, inventory management and maintenance with learning from real-time information. She has coedited the first handbook of Integrated Risk Management in Global Supply Chains. Her research works have been published in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, etc. One of her papers was among the top 20 most cited articles of all time (IIE Transactions, as of June 2015); another paper was a finalist for the best paper award in the supply chain and logistics track of ISERC.

Dr. Li has won the Dean’s Teaching Honor award consecutively when she was teaching at Singapore Management University. She was selected for The Thousand Talents Plan (Tianjin) and The Hundred Young Research Leaders Plan (Nankai University) in 2014.

Research Topics

  • Integrated risk management
  • Supply chain management
  • Inventory management with real-time information

Supply Chain Finance, Management Science

Her research interests are focused on the interface between finance, marketing, information and operations.

Selected Publications
  • "Coordination in a Single-Supplier, Multi-Retailer Distribution System: Supplier-Facilitated Transshipments", Production and Operations Management, 26(5), 784-801, 2017 (with Ryan, J., Zeng, Z.)
  • "Managing Storable Commodity Risks: The Role of Inventory and Financial Hedge", M&SOM-MANUFACTURING & SERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, 15(3), 507-521, 2013 (with Kouvelis, P., Ding, Q.)
  • "Inventory flexibility through adjustment contracts", International Journal of Production Research, 50(7), 1955-1978, 2012 (with Ryan, J.)
  • "A Bayesian Inventory Model Using Real-Time Condition Monitoring Information", Production and Operations Management, 20(5), 754-771, 2011 (with Ryan, J.)
  • "Residual Life Distributions from Component Degradation Signals: A Bayesian Approach", IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers), 37(6), 543-557, 2005 (with Gebraeel, N., Lawley, M., Ryan, J.)