Doug Voss and co-authors from Michigan State University received the Jack Meredith Award from the Journal of Operations Management (JOM) for the best paper published in the Journal in 2011. JOM is debatably the top supply chain/operations research journal in the world. According to Thomson Reuters, it has the number 1 impact factor of any Operations Research & Management Science journal ( http://www.elsevier.com/authored_subject_sections/S03/misc/ORMS.pdf ). It is one of 40 academic journals used by Financial Times to compile their annual business school research ranking, and is included in both their Global MBA and EMBA rankings ( http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-operations-management/journal-news/financial-times-research-rank/ ).
Voss’s winning paper is entitled, “Global Supply Chain Design Considerations: Mitigating Product Safety and Security Risks.” The article can be view here: Global Supply Chain Design Considerations.
There were three other manuscripts considered for the award, authored by faculty representing the following universities: The University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, University of Virginia, Arizona State University, Texas A&M University and Northeastern University.