Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2015 Keeping Biases in Check: Critical thinking helps achieve consensusAPICS Magazine.  25:15. 2015
2015 Mass Customization Reconsidered: Are today?s groundbreaking technologies now making it possible?APICS Magazine.  25:17. 2015
2015 Reshaping an Industry: Tectonic shifts in supply chain and operations managementAPICS Magazine.  25:19. 2015
2015 Systematic Advancement for Tough Problems: Identifying and applying the right process improvement methodsAPICS Magazine.  25:17. 2015
2015 The Fifth Element: Are upgraded skills the latest defense against your competition?APICS Magazine.  25:15. 2015
2014 A Philosophy of Successful Solutions: Creating a culture of performanceAPICS Magazine.  24:15. 2014
2014 Consideration and Compromise: The importance of achieving consensusAPICS Magazine.  24:13. 2014
2014 Diminishing Returns: Find the value in your inventoryAPICS Magazine.  24:15. 2014
2014 Hearts and Minds: Make it personal to make lasting changeAPICS Magazine.  24:13. 2014
2014 Unintended Consequences: Proven approaches when anticipating the worstAPICS Magazine.  24:15. 2014
2013 Lessons from the Toyota Production System: Exploring the advantages and challenges of leanAPICS Magazine.  23:14. 2013
2013 Managing Demand Shifts with Capacity and Flexibility: Invest in the right assetsAPICS Magazine.  23:12. 2013
2013 Memories and Dreams: Are you ahead or behind of the changing competitive landscape?APICS Magazine.  23:12. 2013
2013 Out of the Shadows: Operational vigilance enables resilience in dark timesAPICS Magazine.  23:12. 2013
2013 The Process of Sustainable Business: Managing change to manage the possibilitiesAPICS Magazine.  23:18. 2013
2013 Time Travelers: Exploring the ever-changing operations management professionAPICS Magazine.  23:12. 2013
2012 Air Suppliers: The opportunities and challenges of global sourcingAPICS Magazine.  23:11. 2012
2012 Details, Details: Dealing with the devil during organizational changeAPICS Magazine.  22:11. 2012
2012 Here or There? Deciding where to put your operationsAPICS Magazine.  22:12. 2012
2012 Spotlight on Your Processes: The value of keen attention to quality and efficiencyAPICS Magazine.  22:14. 2012
2012 The Power of Communication: Excellent interactions, excellent teamsAPICS Magazine.  22:11. 2012
2012 Two Out of Three Ain't Good: Examining the people and the places of total economic viabilityAPICS Magazine.  22:12. 2012
2009 Imaginary Simulations and Real-World Situations: Using the theory of constraints to generate true profitAPICS Magazine.  July:17. 2009
2009 Juice Manufacturer boosts Supply Chain Fluidity: Using the theory of constraints to optimize product flowAPICS Magazine.  May:14. 2009
2009 Lean's Naked Truth: Are we seeing more than is really there?APICS Magazine.  March:12. 2009
2009 World-Class Contingency Planning: Don't forgo this essential PracticeAPICS Magazine2009
2008 Continuous Innovation or Continuous improvement? Finding the path to true competitive advantageAPICS Magazine2008
2008 Go Farther: Using postponement to advance operational excellenceAPICS Magazine2008
2008 Lasting Progress: Process improvement programs should be sustainableAPICS Magazine2008
2008 Pigs, Chickens, and Marriage Proposals: the somewhat surprising foundations of effective postponementAPICS Magazine2008
2008 Profit Pursuit: The advantages of Mass Customization and PostponementAPICS Magazine2008
2008 The Cornerstones of Competitive Advantage: Finding the business case for process improvement programsAPICS Magazine2008
2007 Charting a Fluid Supply Chain: Open communication is the Conduit to Smooth Information FlowsAPICS Magazine2007
2007 Mystery solved: Figuring Out What Your Customers Really WantAPICS Magazine2007
2007 Special Delivery: Giving Your Cusotmers What They WantAPICS Magazine2007
2007 Strength in Numbers: Business Success Depends on Employee Empowerment for allAPICS Magazine2007
2007 Top Rank: Ensuring your Company's World-Class StatusAPICS Magazine2007
2006 Strength and Tone (A flexible approach to operations can build some serious muscle)APICS Magazine.  34-38. 2006
2005 Takt Time Tunnel Vision ( why the automotive industry should change)APICS Magazine.  47-51. 2005
2004 Build-to-Order Give and Take: Overcoming Challenges in the Pursuit of FlexibilityAPICS Magazine.  39-42. 2004
2004 The Spontaneous Supply ChainAPICS Magazine.  31-35. 2004

Teaching Activities

  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • MBA637 - Operations and Supply Chain MG (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • MBA633 - Operations Management (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • MBA633 - Operations Management (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • MBA633 - Operations Management (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • MBA633 - Operations Management (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • MBA633 - Operations Management (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • MBA633 - Operations Management (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • MBA633 - Operations Management (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

  • John Collins