Vicente Vargas, Ph.D.

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Vicente Vargas, Ph.D.

Vicente Vargas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Operations Management

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Phone | (619) 260-4136
Office | Olin Hall 239

    Associate Professor of Operations Management

    • Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Operations Management
    • Graduate Study, University of Maryland, Mathematics
    • B.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mathematics

    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 Latin America. Prior to joining USD, Vargas held a faculty position at Emory University, where he was awarded grants for the two Comparative International Business modules he conducted in Latin America He has also been a visiting professor at INCAE, one of the premier Latin American business schools.

    Professor 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.

    Selected Current Research

    Conference Proceeding

    Vargas, V. (2002). The Future of Undergraduate Education in Operations Management. Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting

    Journal Article, Academic Journal

    Vargas, V.,Metters, R. (2011). A Master Production Scheduling Procedure for Stochastic Demand and Rolling Planning Horizons. International Journal of Production Economics, 132 (2), 296-302.

    Metters, R.,Vargas, V.,Weaver, S. (2009). MotherLand Air Game: Using Experiential Learning to Teach Revenue Management Concepts. Informs Transactions on Education, 9 (3), pp. 124-134. Available on.

    Vargas, V. (2009). An optimal solution for the stochastic version of the Wagner-Whitin dynamic lot-size model. European Journal of Operational Research, 198 (2), 447-451.

    Durrand, R.,Vargas, V. (2003). Ownership and Control, Organization, and Private Frim Performance. Strategic Management Journal, 24

    Ketzenberg, M.,Metters, R.,Vargas, V. (2002). Breaking Bulk to Improve Retail Space Management. International Journal of Production Research, 80 (3), 249-263.

    Metters, R.,Vargas, V.,Frei, F. (1999). Measurement of Multiple Sites in Service Firms with Data Envelopment Analysis. Production and Operations Management, 8 (3), 264-281.

    Richard, M.,Vargas, V. (1999). Yield Management for Non-Profits. Journal of Services Research , 1 (3), 215-226.

    Vargas, V.,Richard, M. (1999). A Comparison of Production Scheduling Policies on Costs, Service Level, and Schedule Changes. Production and Operations Management, 8 (1), 76-91.

    Metters, R.,Vargas, V. (1996). Adapting Lot-Sizing Techniques to Stochastic Demand Through Production Scheduling Policy. IIE Transactions , 28

    Vargas, V.,Whybark, D.,Xiao, C. (1996). Comparing Manufacturing Output and Practices in China, Hungary, the USSR and USA. International Journal of Production Research , 34 (5), 1429-1445.

    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

    Vargas, V. (1993). The Accuracy of Aggregate LP Planning Models in Perspectives in Operations Management: Essays in Honor of Elwood S. Buffa. Kluwer Academic Press