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Tsay, Andy

Andy Tsay

Professor, Information Systems & Analytics

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Dr. Andy Tsay is Professor of Business and Analytics, in the department of Information Systems & Analytics (ISA) in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. He teaches primarily in the school's MBA and Executive MBA programs for the working professionals of Silicon Valley.  He served as Department Chair from 2010-2017.

He earned his Ph.D. at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business in Operations, Information & Technology. He also holds degrees from Stanford in Engineering (MS) and Mathematical & Computational Science (BS).

Dr. Tsay employs tools of analytics and quantitative modeling to study the management of heavily outsourced global supply chains, with attention to complexity and conflicts of interest. His recent work focuses on how to make supply chains more resilient to disruptions, such as due to COVID-19 or trade wars.

The global news media (e.g., The New York TimesThe San Francisco Chronicle, ABC, CBS, NBC, Voice of America, China Central Television (CCTV)) frequently seeks his expert opinions. He has consulted for large firms, startups, and new-venture incubators/accelerators in Silicon Valley and China. 

He was the 2020 recipient of Santa Clara University's Sustained Excellence in Scholarship Award, the university's highest award for research impact given to one recipient per year (out of almost 600 full-time faculty, organized into 45 departments).  

He has more than 40 professional publications in leading academic journals such as Management ScienceManufacturing & Service Operations ManagementProduction & Operations Management, Journal of Operations ManagementJournal of Retailing, and Journal of Supply Chain Management, and periodicals for executive audiences such as Management and Business Review and Supply Chain Management Review. He serves in senior leadership positions for several of these journals (see bottom of this page). Download Dr. Tsay's publications here

His publications have been cited more than 7800 times (according to Google Scholar). He is the lead author of two of the Top Ten Most Cited publications in the first 20 years of the top-tier journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (out of 655 total publications, reported Jan 2020). 

In 2007 the Production & Operations Management Society (POMS) recognized Dr. Tsay with the Wickham Skinner Award for Teaching Innovation. POMS is the premier international professional society for the study and practice of Operations Management, with more than 2,000 members in 60 countries. One such award is given each year.

He is an eight-time recipient of the Leavey School of Business Dean's Award for Extraordinary Performance in Research, Teaching, and Service. He has won dozens of other school-level awards.

He serves frequently as a visiting professor at Peking University, hosted by the National School of Development, whose Beijing International MBA program has honored him with its Teaching Excellence Award.


Additional current and past professional roles:


EMBA 903: Analytics (Exec MBA)

OMIS 3000: Business Analytics (MBA)


EMBA 801: Quantitative Modeling (Exec MBA)

EMBA 901: Business Analytics (Exec MBA)

OMIS 353: Statistical Methods (MBA)

OMIS 355: Computer-Based Decision Models (MBA)

OMIS 357/3357: Operations Management (MBA)

OMIS 388/3388: Supply Chain Outsourcing (MBA)

Global Business Perspectives - Asia (MBA)


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