Wally Hopp

C.K. Prahalad Distinguished University Professor of Business and Engineering
Professor of Technology and Operations
Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering

Education
PhD University of Michigan 1984
MS University of Michigan 1982
MS Washington University in St. Louis 1979
BS Michigan State University 1978
Biography

Wallace J. Hopp's research focuses on the design, control and management of operations systems, with emphasis on manufacturing and supply chain systems, innovation processes, and health care systems. He has won a number of awards, including the 1990 Scaife Award  for the paper with the "greatest potential for assisting an advance of manufacturing practice"), the 1998 IIE Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award (for the book Factory Physics), the 2005 IIE Technical Innovation Award, and 2006 SME Education Award, the 2010 Pierskalla Best Paper Award from the INFORMS Health Care Applications Section, the 2011 Ross School of Business Senior Research Award, and Best Paper Awards in 2016 from the M&SOM Journal and the MSOM Service Management Special Interest Group. Hopp is a Fellow of IIE, INFORMS, SME, MSOM and POMS, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering. He served as President of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Management Science, and is currently a Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management and a founding Editor-in-Chief of Management and Business Review. He is an active industry consultant, whose clients have included Abbott Laboratories, Bell & Howell, Black & Decker, Boeing, Case, Dell, Ford, Eli Lilly, Eaton, Emerson Electric, General Electric, General Motors, John Deere, IBM, Intel, Motorola, Owens Corning, Schlumberger, S&C Electric, Texas Instruments, Whirlpool, Zenith, and others.

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Featured Books
Hospital Operations: Principles of High Efficiency Healthcare
Wallace Hopp, William Lovejoy
By one estimate, the U.S. wastes $480 billion annually on healthcare expenditures that don’t improve care. Worse, because of faulty systems – not personnel – up to 98,000 people die every year due to preventable medical errors – and that doesn’t count non-terminal events such as hospital-acquired infections. In Hospital Operations , two leading operations management experts and four senior...
Factory Physics, Third Edition
Wallace Hopp, Mark Spearman
Factory Physics is a systematic description of the underlying behavior of manufacturing systems. Understanding it enables managers and engineers to work with the natural tendencies of manufacturing systems to identify opportunities for improving existing systems, design effective new systems, and make the tradeoffs needed to coordinate policies from disparate areas. The book is used both in...
Supply Chain Science
Wallace Hopp
Supply Chain Science describes the collection of people, resources, and activities involved in bringing materials and information together to produce and deliver goods and services to customers. Through illustrations and analogies to everyday life, the text presents the key concepts that underlie the behavior of operations systems in a largely non-mathematical way. The goal of SCS is to provide a...
A Structured Overview of Insights and Opportunities for Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience
Authors
Ergun, O., Hopp, W., Keskinoac, P.
Published Date
2023
Authors
Ergun, O., Hopp, W., Keskinoac, P.
Source
IISE Transactions
Volume
55
Issue
1
Pages
57-74
An Instrumental Variable Forest Approach for Detecting Heterogeneous Treatment Effects in Observational Studies
Authors
Wang, G., Li, J., Hopp, W.
Published Date
2022
Authors
Wang, G., Li, J., Hopp, W.
Source
Management Science
Volume
68
Issue
5
Pages
3399-3418
Analytics Powered Employee Health Plans
Authors
Hopp, W., Li, J., Saghafian, S., Wang, G.
Published Date
2022
Authors
Hopp, W., Li, J., Saghafian, S., Wang, G.
Source
Management and Business Review
Volume
1
Issue
3
Pages
12-19
Increasing Patient Safety in Emergency Departments through Complexity-Based Triage to appear in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.
Authors
Saghafian, S., Hopp, W., Van Oyen, M., Desmond, J., Kronick, S.
Published Date
2014
Authors
Saghafian, S., Hopp, W., Van Oyen, M., Desmond, J., Kronick, S.
Source
Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
Volume
16
Issue
3
Pages
329-345
In-house Globalization: The Role of Globally Distributed Design and Product Architecture on Product Development Performance
Authors
B. Gokpinar, W.J. Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani
Published Date
2013
Authors
B. Gokpinar, W.J. Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani
Source
Production and Operations Management
Volume
22
Issue
6
Pages
1509-1523
Positive Lean: Inspiring Efficiency from Within
Authors
Hopp, W.
Published Date
09/2013
Authors
Hopp, W.
Source
Pannon Management Review
Volume
2
Issue
3
Pages
11-39
Patient Streaming as a Mechanism for Improving Responsiveness in Emergency Departments
Authors
S. Saghafian, W. Hopp, M. Van Oyen, J. Desmond, S. Kronick
Published Date
2012
Authors
S. Saghafian, W. Hopp, M. Van Oyen, J. Desmond, S. Kronick
Source
Operations Research
Volume
60
Issue
5
Pages
1080-1097
Trust and Information Sharing in Supply Chains
Authors
N. Ebrahim-Khanjari, W.J. Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani
Published Date
2012
Authors
N. Ebrahim-Khanjari, W.J. Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani
Source
Production and Operations Management
Volume
21
Issue
3
Pages
444-464
Trust and Information Sharing in Supply Chains
Authors
W.J. Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani, N. Ebrahimy
Published Date
2012
Authors
W.J. Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani, N. Ebrahimy
Source
Production and Operations Management
Volume
21
Issue
3
Pages
444-464
Revitalizing Education for Manufacturing
Authors
Hopp, W., Kapuscinski, R.
Published Date
09/2011
Authors
Hopp, W., Kapuscinski, R.
Source
strategy+business
Volume
64
Issue
1
Pages
30-43
The Impact of Misalignment of Organization Structure and Product Architecture on Quality in Complex Product Development.
Authors
B. Gokpinar, W.J. Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani
Published Date
2011
Authors
B. Gokpinar, W.J. Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani
Source
Management Science
Volume
56
Issue
3
Pages
468-484
Vertical Flexibility in Supply Chains
Authors
W.J. Hopp, S. Iravani, W.L. Xu
Published Date
2010
Authors
W.J. Hopp, S. Iravani, W.L. Xu
Source
Management Science
Volume
56
Issue
3
Pages
495-502
Design and Control of Agile Automated CONWIP Production Lines
Authors
W.J. Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani, B. Shou, R. Lien
Published Date
9/2009
Authors
W.J. Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani, B. Shou, R. Lien
Source
Naval Research Logistics
Volume
56
Issue
1
Pages
42-56
Managing White Collar Work: An Operations-Oriented Survey
Authors
W.J. Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani, F. Liu
Published Date
09/2009
Authors
W.J. Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani, F. Liu
Source
Production and Operations Management
Volume
18
Issue
1
Pages
1-32
Building Resilience into The Nation's Medical Product Supply Chains
Authors
Hopp, W., Abir, M., Ball, G., Bono, R., Branstetter, L., Califf, R., Devereaux, A., Ergun, O., Fox, E.,Glasscock, L., Grossman, L., Vanderwagen, W.C., Wood, A., Wosinska, M., Wynia, M.
Published Date
2022
Authors
Hopp, W., Abir, M., Ball, G., Bono, R., Branstetter, L., Califf, R., Devereaux, A., Ergun, O., Fox, E.,Glasscock, L., Grossman, L., Vanderwagen, W.C., Wood, A., Wosinska, M., Wynia, M.
Source
Washington, DC: National Academies Press
Strengthening Post-Hurricane Supply Chain Resilience: Observations from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
Authors
Feathersone, J., Ergun, O., Fulton, K., Hopp, W., Keskoinocak, P., Koon, B., Lippert, A., Mannan, S., Philip, C., Smith, K.
Published Date
2020
Authors
Feathersone, J., Ergun, O., Fulton, K., Hopp, W., Keskoinocak, P., Koon, B., Lippert, A., Mannan, S., Philip, C., Smith, K.
Source
National Academies Press
13: 978-0-309-49458-8
Hospital Operations: Principles of High Efficiency Healthcare
Authors
Wallace Hopp, William Lovejoy
Published Date
2013
Authors
Wallace Hopp, William Lovejoy
Source
Financial Times
9780132908665
Factory Physics, Third Edition
Authors
Wallace Hopp, Mark Spearman
Published Date
2011
Authors
Wallace Hopp, Mark Spearman
Source
Waveland Press
Supply Chain Science
Authors
Wallace Hopp
Published Date
2011
Authors
Wallace Hopp
Source
Waveland Press
Research in the Decision Sciences for Global Business
Authors
Gokpinar, B., Hopp, W., Iravani, S.
Published Date
2015
Authors
Gokpinar, B., Hopp, W., Iravani, S.
Source
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson
Pages
35-52
Globally Distributed Product Innovation: Efficacy of Distributed Teams
Vastag, G.
Supply Chain Disruption: Theory and Practice of Managing Risk
Authors
Wallace Hopp
Published Date
2012
Authors
Wallace Hopp
Source
Springer-Verlag
Pages
21-50
Mitigating the Impact of Disruptions in Supply Chains
H. Gurnani, A. Mehrotra, S. Ray