Jan A. Van Mieghem




Jan A. Van Mieghem is the Harold L. Stuart Distinguished Professor of Managerial Economics and Professor of Operations Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He received his Ph.D. in Business and MSEE from Stanford University, and holds an electrical engineering degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society.

His research focuses on product, service and supply chain operations, and links strategy and execution. He is past editor of the operations and supply chain area of Operations Research and has served on the editorial board of several professional journals. He is the author of over 40 academic articles published in the leading international journals, and of two books: one on operations management and the other on operations strategy. His paper co-authored with Marty Lariviere received the first MSOM best paper award in 2007. He teaches courses in operations management and operations strategy in MBA, Ph.D. and executive programs and advises firms on those topics.

From 2009-2010, he served as one of the two Senior Associate Deans at the Kellogg School. From 2006 – 2009, he served as the chairman of the Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences. Currently, Jan serves as the Academic Director of the Kellogg Executive MBA program and of three non-degree executive programs: The Science of Lean Operations, Operations Strategy, and the Executive Operations Experience. The Executive Operations Experience is an innovative educational partnership between academia and our consultant friends at McKinsey & Co. that combines learning in the classroom and in true model factories.

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Over the past several decades, operations strategy has played an increasingly important role in business’ success. In this course, we will equip you with concepts and tools to build operations in a way that not only supports your competitive strategy, but also allows you to create new opportunities in the market place.

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