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Introducing Chuck Munson, Our New Coauthor

March 26, 2016
Prof. Chuck Munson joins the Heizer/Render team

Prof. Chuck Munson joins the Heizer/Render team

Jay and I first met when we were teaching at Boston University in 1973. A decade later, we wrote the 1st edition of our Operations Management text–and have been great friends since, talking or Skyping almost every day. So you can imagine how hard it was to bring in a new coauthor to our close-knit, longtime team. It took about 5 years of searching and auditioning before we found the perfect person–and his name is Chuck Munson. Chuck had earlier written our Instructor’s Resource Manual and Test Bank, had rewritten the Supply Chain chapter, and had added a new chapter called Supply Chain Analytics.

But what a scholar we found! He has published over 25 articles in top journals in our field, including Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, Decision Sciences, Naval Research Logistics, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Annals of Operations Research, and Interfaces. He is also editor of the book The Supply Chain Management Casebook, and coauthor of Quantity Discounts: An Overview and Practical Guide for Buyers and Sellers. He is senior editor for Production and Operations Management and serves on the editorial review board of 4 other journals.

Perhaps more importantly to the pedagogy we value in textbooks, he is a top-notch instructor. Just this month, Chuck was awarded the highest teaching honor given at Washington State University, the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award. He has also twice won each of the following: the WSU College of Business Outstanding Teaching Award, the Service Award, the WSU MBA Professor of the Year Award; and once the Outstanding Research Award. Chuck’s masters and Ph.D. are in operations management from Washington University. He was Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at Washington State for 2 years and worked for 3 years as a financial analyst for Contel Telephone Corporation.

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