David Pyke

Professor of Operations Management
David Pyke
Office Location
Coronado 108
  • PhD, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Decision Sciences
  • MA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • MBA, Drexel University, Management Analysis
  • BA, Haverford College, Sociology

Selected Publications

  • Inventory Management and Production Planning and Scheduling, John Wiley & Sons
  • “Shanghai or Charlotte? The Decision to Outsource to China and Other Low Cost Countries,”, Supply Chain Excellence in Emerging Economies/Springer-Verlag
  • A Competitive Dynamic Pricing Model When Demand is Interdependent Over Time, European Journal of Operational Research
  • The Value of Flexibility in Make-to-Order Systems: The Effect of Demand Correlation, Operations Research
  • “Static and Dynamic Pricing of Excess Capacity in a Make-To-Order Environment,”, Production and Operations Management


David Pyke is professor of operations and supply chain in the School of Business Administration at USD. He was dean of the SBA from 2008 until 2015, leading the school to a significant presence in international rankings. Formerly, he was professor of operations and associate dean at the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. He holds a BA from Haverford College, an MBA from Drexel University, and an MA and PhD from the Wharton School. He has published numerous academic research papers. His book on Inventory Management, with Silver and Peterson, is used in numerous graduate programs worldwide. He has consulted for Accenture, Corning, Eaton and Home Depot, among others. He serves as a Director of GW Plastics.


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