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
Areas of Expertise

Selected Publications

  • “Shanghai or Charlotte? The Decision to Outsource to China and Other Low Cost Countries,”, Supply Chain Excellence in Emerging Economies/Springer-Verlag
  • Humane Work and the Challenges of Job Design, Rethinking the Purpose of Business, University of Notre Dame Press
  • Real-Time Profit Optimization: Coordinating Demand and Supply Chain Management,, ASCET/ CIO.COM
  • A Competitive Dynamic Pricing Model When Demand is Interdependent Over Time, European Journal of Operational Research
  • Static and Dynamic Pricing of Excess Capacity in a Make-To-Order Environment, POMS (Production and Operations Management)


David Pyke is former dean and professor of operations management in the School of Business Administration. Previously, he was professor of operations and associate dean at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College. He has made major research contributions in inventory models, production planning and scheduling, and global production and distribution systems. He is a frequent faculty at executive programs, and has taught at the International University of Japan, the Helsinki School of Economics and the WHU-Otto-Beisheim-Hochschule, Vallendar, Germany.

He has consulted for The Rand Corporation, Accenture, Corning, DHL, Eaton, Home Depot and Markem, among others. He serves on the Board of Directors of GW Plastics, Concepts NREC and the Lwala Community Alliance, a nonprofit focused on community development in Kenya. He is a scientific advisor for SignalDemand and for SeeControl.

He earned his PhD from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his…


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