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Rui Yin

Rui Yin

Assistant Professor
Supply Chain Management

Office:BA 407
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 874706
Tempe, AZ 85287-4706

Phone: 480-965-2998
Fax: 480-965-8629
Email: Rui.Yin@asu.edu

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Ph.D. in Operations Management, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007; M.Sc. in Mathematics, National University of Singapore, 2002; B.Sc. in Mathematics, Peking University, 2000.

Research Areas
Consumer-driven operations management models; pricing and revenue management; inventory management; operations-marketing interface; multi-tier supply chain management.

Current Projects
Selling successive-generation products with trade-in programs; buyer-supplier joint quality improvement; product value enhancement under target pricing; directed sourcing in multi-tier supply chain management; stockout recovery under consignment.

Academic Positions Held
Arizona State University: 2007-present

Representative Publications

"Optimal Pricing of Two Successive-Generation Products with Trade-in Options under Uncertainty" with H. Li and C. S. Tang. Decision Sciences, forthcoming.

"Optimal Temporal Customer Purchasing Decisions under Trade-in Programs with Upfront Fees" with C. S. Tang. Decision Sciences, forthcoming.

"Target Pricing: Demand-side versus Supply-side Approaches" with H. Li, Y. Wang, T. J. Kull and T. Y. Choi. International Journal of Production Economics, 136(1), 172-184, 2012.

"The Implications of Costs, Capacity and Competition on Product Line Selection" with C. S. Tang. European Journal of Operations Research, 200, 439-450, 2010.

"Optimal Markdown Pricing: Implications of Inventory Display Formats in the Presence of Strategic Customers" with Y. Aviv, A. Pazgal and C. S. Tang. Management Science, 55(8), 1391-1408, 2009.

"Will More Purchasing Options Benefit Customers?" with W. Elmaghraby, S. A. Lippman and C. S. Tang. Production and Operations Management, 18(4), 381-401, 2009.

"Joint Pricing and Inventory Control with a Markovian Demand Model," with K. Rajaram. European Journal of Operational Research, 182, 113-126, 2007.

"Joint Ordering and Pricing Strategies for Managing Substitutable Products," with C. S. Tang. Production and Operations Management, 16(1), 138-153, 2007.

"Responsive Pricing Under Supply Uncertainty," with C. S. Tang. European Journal of Operational Research, 182, 239-255, 2007.




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SCM 440 - Quality Management/Measurement
Quality management and measurement, relationships with suppliers and customers, quality awards, certifications, programs, tools for process improvement and cost analyses.

SCM 517 - Data-Driven Quality Management
Addresses the use of analytics tools and techniques to enhance the ability of quality management approaches to improve processes. Introduces modern quality management approaches including six sigma and design for six sigma. Covers the define, measure, analyze, improve and control (DMAIC) improvement cycle: the core process used to drive six sigma projects. DMAIC refers to a data-driven improvement cycle used for improving, optimizing and stabilizing business processes and designs. Provides an analytics roadmap to help users work through the DMAIC problem-solving process.

SCM 791 - Seminar
A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.