Walter L. Wallace is an instructor in the Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. He received his MBA in Supply Chain Management from the Brock School of Business at Samford University and his undergraduate degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has 30+ years of expertise in heavy manufacturing industry and service (fabrication and distribution) industries, with an emphasis in corporate governance, strategic operations planning, marketing, operations, logistics and transportation. He has been researching in the areas of strategic sourcing and procurement, service operations management, and supply chain management. He has published papers in journals such as International Business Research, Teaching and Practice and Operations Management Education Review. He has been awarded twice by the National Sciences Foundation (NSF) for research. He teaches Operations Management, Service Operations Management, Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Management and Logistics & Operations Planning.
Yusen Xia is an associate professor in the Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. He received his PhD in Supply Chain and Operations Management from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and has been working at Georgia State University since then. He researches in the areas of the interfaces between operations and marketing, and managing uncertainties and risks in supply chains. He has published papers in various journals such as Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, IIE Transactions, Decision Analysis, Decision Sciences, etc. His research has been supported by grants from the National Sciences Foundation (NSF) and companies such as Amazon.com, Ryerson Inc. etc. He teaches Operations Management, Project Management, and Supply Chains.