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Tsay, Andy A.

Andy Tsay

Professor, OMIS


Dr. Andy Tsay is professor of Operations Management & Information Systems (OMIS) in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, where he teaches primarily in the MBA and EMBA programs for working professionals.  He served as OMIS Department Chair from 2010-2017.

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

Dr. Tsay has expertise in business analytics and quantitative modeling. He studies the management of design, manufacturing, and procurement in heavily outsourced supply chains (e.g., electronics, apparel, food). His work helps manufacturers better engage with suppliers and distribution channel partners.

He has more than 35 professional publications in leading academic journals such as Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Interfaces, Production & Operations Management, Journal of Retailing, and Journal of Supply Chain Management, and practitioner periodicals such as Supply Chain Management Review, International Commerce Review, and CPO Agenda (for Chief Procurement Officers). He serves in senior leadership positions for several of these journals (see bottom of this page). In 2014 his book Designing and Controlling the Outsourced Supply Chain was published by NOW Publishers. Download a free PDF of this book and Dr. Tsay's other publications here

His publications have been cited more than 5000 times (according to Google Scholar). His 2008 paper in Journal of Supply Chain Management (with Roth, Pullman, and Gray) received a 2012 Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence, awarded to only 50 articles worldwide across all business specialties.

He has consulted for large firms as well as startups in Silicon Valley and China. He has been interviewed extensively in the global media. He has lectured to academic and industry audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

He serves frequently as a visiting professor at Peking University, teaching in the Beijing International MBA program, which has honored him with its Teaching Excellence Award.

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 a seven-time recipient of the Leavey School of Business Dean's Award for Extraordinary Performance in Research, Teaching, and Service. He has won the school's Extraordinary Research Award eight times, the Extraordinary Teaching Award seventeen times, and the Extraordinary Service Award fifteen times. In 2014 Dr. Tsay received the Leavey Impact Award for service (at most one such award is given school wide each year for contributions over the preceding five years).

Dr. Tsay currently serves as an "Open Classroom" professor, one of nine (and the only business professor) invited by the Provost’s Office to serve as teaching mentors for the university's entire body of instructors.

 

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