Wally Hopp

Wally Hopp

  • C.K. Prahalad Distinguished University Professor of Business and Engineering
  • Associate Dean for Part-Time MBA
  • 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

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 763-6027
Email
Room
R5328
Research

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. 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.

Featured Books

Hospital Operations: Principles of High Efficiency Healthcare

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 physicians demonstrate how to apply new...

Factory Physics, Third Edition

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 industry and in academia for reference and teaching on...

Supply Chain Science

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 concise framework for understanding how complex...

Authors
Hopp, W.
Published Date
2018

Source

International Journal of Production Research
Volume: 
56
Issue: 
1-2
Pages: 
398-413
Authors
Lee, D., Li, J., Whang, G, Croome, K., Burns, J. Perry, D. Nguyen, J. Hopp, W, Taner, C.
Published Date
2017

Source

Surgery
Volume: 
162
Issue: 
9
Pages: 
937-949
Authors
Hopp, W.
Published Date
09/2016

Source

The Conversation

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

Source

Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
Volume: 
16
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
329-345
Authors
Hopp, W.
Published Date
12/2014

Source

Fast Company

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

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

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

Source

Operations Research
Volume: 
60
Issue: 
5
Pages: 
1080-1097

Trust and Information Sharing in Supply Chains

Authors
W.J. Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani, N. Ebrahimy
Published Date
2012

Source

Production and Operations Management
Volume: 
21
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
444-464

Trust and Information Sharing in Supply Chains

Authors
N. Ebrahim-Khanjari, W.J. Hopp, S.M.R. Iravani
Published Date
2012

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

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

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

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

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

Source

Production and Operations Management
Volume: 
18
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1-32

Globally Distributed Product Innovation: Efficacy of Distributed Teams

Authors
Gokpinar, B., Hopp, W., Iravani, S.
Published Date
2015

Source

Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson
Pages: 
35-52
Research in the Decision Sciences for Global Business
Vastag, G.

Mitigating the Impact of Disruptions in Supply Chains

Authors
Wallace Hopp
Published Date
2012

Source

Springer-Verlag
Pages: 
21-50
Supply Chain Disruption: Theory and Practice of Managing Risk
H. Gurnani, A. Mehrotra, S. Ray

Hospital Operations: Principles of High Efficiency Healthcare

Authors
Wallace Hopp, William Lovejoy
Published Date
2013

Source

Financial Times
9780132908665

Factory Physics, Third Edition

Authors
Wallace Hopp, Mark Spearman
Published Date
2011

Source

Waveland Press

Supply Chain Science

Authors
Wallace Hopp
Published Date
2011

Source

Waveland Press
Ross Thought In Action
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