Wayne Fu



Doctoral Candidate

Operations Management


Scheller College of Business

Georgia Institute of Technology

800 West Peachtree Street NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30308-0520



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I am a doctoral candidate in operations management at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to returning to pursue my doctoral degree, I worked in various capacities in the supply chain management field for more than a decade. I spent years in the consulting branch of a technology firm advising clients that range from military defense to consumer electronics industries on their supply chain planning and aftermarket service management. I later became the director of product management in a large software firm to define product strategies and coordinate research and development activities. Motivated by my industrial experience, my research interests are broadly in the field of supply chain management with a focus on sustainable operations. My dissertation focuses on two topics that have not been fully explored in the sustainable operations literature: Relationship between Hazardous Substance Rankings and Voluntary Emissions Reductions, and Economic and Environmental Implications of Warranty Offerings in Durable Goods Markets.

    I have my background information below and post recent thoughts from my teaching and reserach on my Linkedin. In addition, I have a personal blog, Post Sales Service Planning, in which I discuss issues encountered in aftermarket supply chain planning.



Doctoral Student in Operations Management
2017 (Expected)
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georigia
Master of Business Administration
University of Warwick, Coventry, England
Master of Engineering in Manufacturing
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Research and Teaching Interests

Research Teaching
Supply Chain Management Business Analytics, including Statistics
Sustainable Operations Management Science
Operations and Supply Chain Management


Research in Progress

-          Fu W., B. Kalkanci, R. Subramanian. "Are Hazardous Substance Rankings Effective? An Empirical Investigation of Changing Assessments of the Relative Hazards of Chemicals and Voluntary Emissions Reductions. " (Under revision for second-round review in M&SOM)

-          Fu W., A. Atasu, N. Tereyagoglu, "Extended Warranties and Secondary Market Strategies." (work in progress)

-          Fu W., A. Atasu, "The Implications of Extended Warranties on a Closed-Loop Supply Chain." (work in progress)


Selected Teaching Experience

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
Instructor, Management Science
Spring 2015, Fall, 2015
Core undergraduate course. Evaluations: 4.1/5 (Spring 2015, 42 students), 4.6/5 (Fall 2015, 46 students).
Guest Lecture, Inventory Planning and Management
April 2011, March 2012
Core course in professional education on Supply Chain Management


Selected Professonal Experience

PTC Inc. (formerly Servigistics, Inc.), Atlanta, Georgia
Director, Product Management
10/2007 - 06/2012
Supervised the product management team and developed product strategies for solutions such as aftermarket parts planning and inventory optimization. Coordinated research activities among internal experts, university professors, and prospective clients. Established overseas research capabilities and monitored product development progress.

JDA Software Group, Inc. (formerly i2 Technologies, Inc.), Dallas, Texas
Project Manager
07/2004 - 09/2007
Managed the scope and deliverables, resource schedules, and overall budgets of global projects. Participated internal resource and revenue planning.
Solution Manager
06/2002 - 06/2004
Stationed at Tokyo, Japan and supervised implementations of supply chain management solutions for aftermarket services in the Asia-Pacific region.
Senior Conultant
01/1999 - 05/2002
Led the first deployment of a supply chain management solution for aftermarket services. Mentored junior consultants and expanded solution footprint to industries such as aerospace, automotive, and semiconductor equipment.


Selected Academic Services

-          Advisor of the Scheller College of Business MBA team for the Bowersox Graduate Supply Chain Challenge hosted by Michigan State University (2013, 2015, 2016). The team of 2016 won the first place.

-          External industry advisor for graduate students from the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell University (2011, 2012)


Additional Media Coverage

Bowersox Graudate Supply Chain Challenge


Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization


Demand Planning



Skills and Personal

Certifications CPIM, JLPT (The highest)
Skills Mathematica, Latex, SQL, Oracle (DBA level), STATA, C++, Java, Agile development process
Language English (fluent), Japanese (business proficient), Chinese (native), German (beginner)
Nationality U.S. citizen