Bio


Professor Hausman performs research in operations planning and control, with specific interests in supply chain management. Most of his contributions are based upon quantitative modeling techniques and emphasize relevance and real world applicability.

He has recently studied how RFID technology can revolutionize the management of supply chains. He has investigated the value of RFID applications in retail environments, in logistics, and in manufacturing and assembly operations. He has also studied how Supply Flexibility in retail supply chains affects a company's financial performance and market capitalization.

He is an active consultant to industry and is involved in numerous executive education programs both at Stanford and around the world. He was the founding director of a two-day executive program on Integrated Supply Chain Management held semi-annually in Palo Alto, California from 1994 to 2003. His consulting clients represent the following industries: general manufacturing, electronics, computers, consumer products, food & beverage, transportation, healthcare, and high technology. He is also a co-founder of Supply Chain Online, which provides web-based corporate supply chain management training. He serves on the technical advisory boards of several Silicon Valley startups. He has also served as an Expert Witness for litigation involving operations management

In 1994 he was elected President of the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA). He has also served on the Board of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and on several National Science Foundation Advisory Panels and Committees. He is a Fellow of INFORMS, a Distinguished Fellow of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, and a Fellow of the Production & Operations Management Society. He has also won several teaching awards, including the Eugene Grant Teaching Award in Stanford's School of Engineering in 1998.

He earned a BA in Economics from Yale and a PhD from MIT's Sloan School of Management.

Academic Appointments


  • Professor, Management Science and Engineering
  • Professor (By courtesy), Operations, Information & Technology

Administrative Appointments


  • Department Chair, IE-EM Department, Stanford School of Engineering (1982 - 1992)

Honors & Awards


  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Executive Development Program, Graduate School of Management, University of Rochester (1976)
  • Superior Teaching Award, University of Rochester (1980, 1986, 1990, 1996)
  • Faculty Teaching and Service Awards, Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Stanford University (1983)
  • Eugene Grant Teaching Award, Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Stanford University (2002)
  • Distinguished Fellow Award, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (2005)
  • Fellow, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (2005)
  • Fellow, Production & Operations Management Society (2007)
  • Third Annual Meir Rosenblatt Memorial Lecturer, Meyer Rosenblatt Memorial (2007)
  • MS&E Department Teaching Award, MS&E Department, Stanford University (2013)
  • Wickham Skinner Award for Best Paper Published in Production and Operations Management during 2013, Production and Operations Management (2013)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • President-Elect, Operations Research Society of America (1994 - 1995)
  • Member, ORSA Lanchester Prize Committee (1983 - 1983)

Professional Education


  • PhD, MIT (1966)

2014-15 Courses


Journal Articles


  • Supply Licensing When the Manufacturer Strategically Commits to Invest in R&D NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS Usta, M., Erhun, F., Hausman, W. H. 2014; 61 (4): 341-350

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  • The Impact of Logistics Performance on Trade PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Hausman, W. H., Lee, H. L., Subramanian, U. 2013; 22 (2): 236-252
  • A PROCESS ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL TRADE MANAGEMENT: AN INDUCTIVE APPROACH JOURNAL OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Hausman, W. H., Lee, H. L., Napier, G. R., Thompson, A., Zheng, Y. 2010; 46 (2): 5-29
  • The Role of Slotting Fees in the Coordination of Assortment Decisions PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Aydin, G., Hausman, W. H. 2009; 18 (6): 635-652
  • Order Progress Information: Improved Dynamic Emergency Ordering Policies PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Gaukler, G. M., Oezer, O., Hausman, W. H. 2008; 17 (6): 599-613
  • RFID in mixed-model automotive assembly operations: Process and quality cost savings IIE TRANSACTIONS Gaukler, G. M., Hausman, W. H. 2008; 40 (11): 1083-1096
  • How improved forecasts can degrade decentralized supply chains M&SOM-MANUFACTURING & SERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Miyaoka, J., Hausman, W. H. 2008; 10 (3): 547-562
  • Warranty inventory optimization for Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc. INTERFACES Khawam, J., Hausman, W. H., Cheng, D. W. 2007; 37 (5): 455-471
  • Item-level RFID in the retail supply chain PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Gaukler, G. M., Seifert, R. W., Hausman, W. H. 2007; 16 (1): 65-76
  • Optimal procurement strategies for online spot markets EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH Seifert, R. W., Thonemann, U. W., Hausman, W. H. 2004; 152 (3): 781-799
  • How a Base Stock Policy Using 'Stale' Forecasts Provides Supply Chain Benefits Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Hausman, W., H., Miyaoka, J. 2004; 6 (2): 149-162
  • Easy quantification of improved spare parts inventory policies MANAGEMENT SCIENCE Thonemann, U. W., Brown, A. O., Hausman, W. H. 2002; 48 (9): 1213-1225
  • Why should marketing and manufacturing work together? Some exploratory empirical results JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Hausman, W. H., Montgomery, D. B., Roth, A. V. 2002; 20 (3): 241-257
  • Short-term e-procurement strategies versus long-term contracts PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Peleg, B., Lee, H. L., Hausman, W. H. 2002; 11 (4): 458-479
  • An exact performance evaluation for the supplier in a two-echelon inventory system OPERATIONS RESEARCH Cheung, K. L., Hausman, W. H. 2000; 48 (4): 646-653
  • Technical note: Mathematical properties of the optimal product line selection problem using choice-based conjoint analysis MANAGEMENT SCIENCE Chen, K. D., Hausman, W. H. 2000; 46 (2): 327-332
  • Mathematical Properties of the Optimal Product Line Selection Problem Using Choice-Based Conjoint Analysis Management Science Chen, K., Hausman, Warren, H. 2000; 46 (2): 327-332
  • Why are Forecast Updates Often Disappointing? Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Cattani, K., Hausman, Warren, H. 2000; 2 (2): 119-127
  • Joint demand fulfillment probability in a multi-item inventory system with independent order-up-to policies EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH Hausman, W. H., Lee, H. L., Zhang, A. X. 1998; 109 (3): 646-659
  • Optimal production operations sequencing IIE TRANSACTIONS Schraner, E., Hausman, W. H. 1997; 29 (8): 651-660
  • Joint determination of preventive maintenance and safety stocks in an unreliable production environment NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS Cheung, K. L., Hausman, W. H. 1997; 44 (3): 257-272
  • Market Driven Manufacturing Journal of Market Focused Management Hausman, W., H., Montgomery, David, B. 1997; 2: 27-47
  • DYNAMIC CONTROL OF IMPERFECT COMPONENT PRODUCTION FOR ASSEMBLY OPERATIONS IIE TRANSACTIONS Gutierrez, G. J., Hausman, W. H., Lee, H. L. 1995; 27 (5): 669-678
  • MULTIPLE FAILURES IN A MULTIITEM SPARES INVENTORY MODEL IIE TRANSACTIONS Cheung, K. L., Hausman, W. H. 1995; 27 (2): 171-180
  • MULTIECHELON VS SINGLE-ECHELON INVENTORY CONTROL POLICIES FOR LOW-DEMAND ITEMS MANAGEMENT SCIENCE Hausman, W. H., Erkip, N. K. 1994; 40 (5): 597-602
  • A MULTIECHELON INVENTORY MODEL WITH MULTIPLE FAILURES NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS Cheung, K. L., Hausman, W. H. 1993; 40 (5): 593-602
  • SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF LOT SIZES AND ROUTING MIX IN JOB SHOPS MANAGEMENT SCIENCE CALABRESE, J. M., Hausman, W. H. 1991; 37 (8): 1043-1057
  • OPTIMAL MACHINE SETTINGS OF IMPERFECT COMPONENT PRODUCTION PROCESSES FOR ASSEMBLY OPERATIONS IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION Lee, H. L., Hausman, W. H., Gutierrez, G. J. 1990; 6 (6): 652-658
  • AN INTEGRATED CORPORATE-PLANNING MODEL FOR FOREST-BASED INDUSTRIES OMEGA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE Hausman, W. H., SEPEHRI, M. 1985; 13 (1): 29-38
  • Marketing/Manufacturing Interfaces The PA Journal for Management Hausman, W., H., Montgomery, David, B. 1985
  • PRIORITY SCHEDULING RULES FOR REPAIRABLE INVENTORY SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCIENCE Hausman, W. H., Scudder, G. D. 1982; 28 (11): 1215-1232
  • SPARES STOCKING POLICIES FOR REPAIRABLE ITEMS WITH DEPENDENT REPAIR TIMES NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS Scudder, G. D., Hausman, W. H. 1982; 29 (2): 303-322
  • WARRANTY SCOPE AND RELIABILITY UNDER IMPERFECT INFORMATION AND ALTERNATIVE MARKET STRUCTURES JOURNAL OF BUSINESS COURVILLE, L., Hausman, W. H. 1979; 52 (3): 361-378
  • SCHEDULING POLICIES FOR AUTOMATIC WAREHOUSING SYSTEMS - SIMULATION RESULTS AIIE TRANSACTIONS Schwarz, L. B., Graves, S. C., Hausman, W. H. 1978; 10 (3): 260-270
  • Simulation Tests of Automatic Warehousing Systems AIIE Transactions Hausman, W., H., Graves, S., C., Schwarz, L., B. 1978
  • Storage-Retrieval Interleaving in Automatic Warehousing Systems Management Science Hausman, W., H., Graves, S., C., Schwarz, L., B. 1977; 23 (9)
  • Optimal Storage Assignment in Automatic Warehousing Systems Management Science Hausman, W., H., Schwarz, L., B., Graves, S., C. 1976
  • The Stochastic Cash Balance Problem With Average Compensating Balance Requirements Management Science Hausman, W., H., Sanchez-Bell, A. 1975
  • Contributor to "The Productivity of Servicing Consumer Durable Products," Report No. CPA-74-4, Center for Policy Alternatives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Hausman, W., H. 1974: 330
  • Contributor to The Productivity of Servicing Consumer Durable Products, Report No. CPA-74-4, Center for Policy Alternatives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Hausman, W., H. 1974: 330
  • Multistage Production for Stochastic Seasonal Demand Management Science Hausman, W., H., Crowston, W., B., Kampe 11, W., R. 1973
  • Mail Order Demands for Style Goods; Theory and Data Analysis Management Science Hausman, W., H., Sides, R., St. G. 1973
  • Inventory Control with Probabilistic Demand and Periodic Withdrawals Management Science Hausman, W., H., Thomas, L., J. 1972
  • Multiproduct Production Scheduling for Style Goods with Limited Capacity, Forecast Revisions and Terminal Delivery Management Science Hausman, W., H., Peterson, R. 1972
  • Resolution of Investment Uncertainty Through Time Management Science Hausman, W., H., Bierman, Jr., H. 1972
  • A Note on the Bergstrom-Smith Multi-Item Production Planning Model Management Science Hausman, W., H., McClain, J., O. 1971
  • Stock Splits, Price Changes, and Trading Profits: A Synthesis Journal of Business Hausman, W., H., West, R., R., Largay, J., M. 1971; 44 (1)
  • A Study of Timing and Withdrawals of Student Admissions Applications Decision Sciences Hausman, W., H., Shearer, R., E. 1971
  • The Credit Granting Decision Management Science Hausman, W., H., Bierman, Jr., H. 1970
  • Estimating Standard Deviations for Inventory Control AIIE Transactions Hausman, W., H., Kirby, R., M. 1970
  • Sequential Decision Problems: A Model to Exploit Existing Forecasters Management Science Hausman, W., H. 1969
  • Minimizing Customer Line Items Backordered in Inventory Control Management Science Hausman, W., H. 1969
  • A Note on the Value Line Contest: A Test of the Predictability of Stock Price Changes Journal of Business Hausman, W., H. 1969
  • Theory of Option Strategy Under Risk Aversion Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis Hausman, W., H., White, W., L. 1968
  • A Multi-Period Truck Delivery Problem Transportation Research Hausman, W., H., Gilmour, P. 1967
  • Early Failures in Automobile Parts: A Background Study in Reliability the RAND Corporation, Rand Memorandum RM-4002-PR Hausman, W., H., Kamins, M. 1964
  • Order Response Time Reliability in Multi-Item Inventory Systems European Journal of Operations Research Hausman, W., H., Lee, H., L., Zhang, A. 98; 3 (109): 646-659

Books and Book Chapters


  • chapter in Innovative Quick Response Programs in Logistics & Supply Chain Management FAST FASHION: Quantifying the Benefits Hausman, Warren, H., Thorbeck, J. edited by Cheng, E., Choi, J. 2010: 315-330
  • chapter in The Practice of Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Performance Measures Hausman, Warren, H. edited by Billington, C., Harrison, T., Lee, H. 2003: 1
  • Supply Chain Performance Measures The Practice of Supply Chain Management Hausman, Warren, H. edited by Billington, C., Harrison, T., Lee, H. Kluwer. 2003
  • Analisis Cuantitative Para Los Negocios (Spanish Translation of Quantitative Analysis for Management - Ninth Edition) C., W., P., Bonini, H. Jr., H., Hausman McGraw/Hill. 2000
  • Chapter in Product Variety Management: Research Advances Design for Variety Hausman, W., H., Ishii, K., Martin, M. edited by Tang, C., Ho, T. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1998: 1
  • Quantitative Analysis for Management Hausman, W., H., Bonini, C., P., Bierman, Jr., H. Irwin/McGraw/Hill, Burr Ridge, IL. 1997
  • Chapter 7 in Perspectives in Operations Management: Essays in Honor of Elwood S. Buffa The Manufacturing/Marketing Interface: Critical Strategic and Tactical Linkages Hausman, W., H., Montgomery, David, B. edited by Sarin, Rakesh, K. Kluwer. 1993: 1
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions Hausman, W., H., Bierman, Jr., H., Bonini, C., P. Irwin, Homewood, Illinois. 1986
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions Hausman, W., H., Bierman, Jr., H., Bonini, C., P. Irwin, Homewood, Illinois. 1981
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions Hausman, W., H., Bierman, Jr., H., Bonini, C., P. Irwin, Homewood, Illinois. 1977
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions Hausman, W., H., Bierman, Jr., H., Bonini, C., P. Irwin, Homewood, Illinois. 1973
  • Matrix Algebra for Business and Economics Hausman, W., H., Searle, S., R., Bierman, Jr., H., Hass, J., E., Thomas, L., J. John Wiley and Sons, New York. 1970
  • in Financial Policy Decision The Valuation of Convertible Bonds Hausman, W., H., Bierman, Jr., H. Irwin, Homewood, Illinois. 1970: 1
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions Hausman, W., H., Bierman, Jr, H., Bonini, C., P. Irwin, Homewood, Illinois. 1969
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions Hausman, W., H., Bierman, Jr, H., Bonini, C., P. Irwin, Homewood, Illinois. 1969

Conference Proceedings


  • OPTIMAL CENTRALIZED ORDERING POLICIES IN MULTIECHELON INVENTORY SYSTEMS WITH CORRELATED DEMANDS Erkip, N., Hausman, W. H., Nahmias, S. INST OPERATIONS RESEARCH MANAGEMENT SCIENCES. 1990: 381-392
  • Issues in Inventory Control System Implementation Hausman, W., H. 1982
  • The Reliability of New Automobile Parts Hausman, W., H. 1965