Vicente Vargas

Associate Professor of Operations Management
Vicente Vargas
(619) 260-4136
Office Location
Olin Hall 239
  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Operations Management
  • Graduate Study, University of Maryland, Mathematics
  • BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mathematics
Areas of Expertise
Decision Sciences

Selected Publications

  • The Accuracy of Aggregate LP Planning Models in Perspectives in Operations Management: Essays in Honor of Elwood S. Buffa, Kluwer Academic Press
  • A Master Production Scheduling Procedure for Stochastic Demand and Rolling Planning Horizons, International Journal of Production Economics
  • An optimal solution for the stochastic version of the Wagner-Whitin dynamic lot-size model, European Journal of Operational Research
  • MotherLand Air Game: Using Experiential Learning to Teach Revenue Management Concepts, Informs Transactions on Education
  • Ownership and Control, Organization, and Private Frim Performance, Strategic Management Journal


Vicente Vargas has taught and developed courses in production and operations management, service operations management, mathematical models for managers and two comparative international business modules in South America. Prior to joining SBA, Vargas held a faculty position at Emory University, where he was awarded grants for the two comparative international business modules he conducted in South America He has also been a visiting professor at INCAE, one of the premier South American business schools.

Vargas explores research questions related to inventory in supply chains, most notably in retail networks and the evolution of service system design under the influence of technological change. Vargas has published in the top refereed journals, including: Journal of Operations Management and IIE Transactions among others. He has authored 11 refereed journal articles and numerous other refereed and non-refereed proceedings and is a member of the editorial board of Production and Operations Management.