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Area(s) of Expertise
- Mass Customization
- Operational Excellence
- Qualitative Research
- Supply Chain Securitization
- Supply Disruptions
About Manus (Johnny) Rungtusanatham
My research seeks to answer the following question: How can manufacturers design, manage, and improve their supply chain processes to minimize their inability to achieve the goal of RIGHT6? RIGHT6 is a term I coined to explain a perfect world in which manufacturers engage in “sourcing, making, and delivering” activities to create and deliver products to the right customer with the right level of quality, in the right quantity, and at the right place, right time, and right cost. In the real world, RIGHT6 is rarely sustained, as many different events can disrupt the physical flow of products across the supply chain.
My research on quality management, mass customization, and supply chain relationships have been published in Academy of Management Review, Decision Sciences, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, among others. Currently, I am involved in several projects to understand the “disruption detection” and “disruption diagnosis” stages of supply disruption management. I have also initiated research to understand efforts into securitization of supply chains to minimize breaches. A secured supply chain with few breaches has implications for societal crimes (e.g., shoplifting, smuggling, contraband, cargo theft, terrorism, etc.).
July 2019- Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Management (Tier 1)
April 2018-April 2019 President, Decision Sciences Institute
July 2018 Keynote Speaker, The “Sharing” Economy: What Do I Have to Fear as an Operations and Supply Chain Management Professor? 2018 APDSI Annual Conference, Bangkok, THAILAND
2017-2018 Recipient, Fisher College of Business Recognition Awards
November 2017 Fellow, Decision Sciences Institute
June 2017 Keynote Speaker, Theory-Driven Empirical Research in Supply Chain Management: How to Write for Top Journals and Survive the Review Process? Soochow Forum for Empirical Operations & Supply Chain Management, CHINA
June-July 2017 Visiting Chair Professor, Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HONG KONG
April 2017 Keynote Speaker, Why Are (Your) Supply Chain Disruptions Severe? Firm and Managerial Considerations, 2017 Midwest DSI Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
April 2017-March 2018 President-Elect, Decision Sciences Institute
October 2016 Distinguished Speaker, Why Are (Your) Supply Chain Disruptions Severe? Firm and Managerial Considerations, 2016 Midwest Academy of Management, Fargo, ND, USA
2015 Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award, Decision Sciences Institute
2015 Award for Teaching Excellence, IE Business School, Madrid, SPAIN
2015 Top 100 individual researchers with greatest overall contribution to the field of Operations Management by Shang et al. (2015), “Twenty-Six Years of Operations Management Research (1985-2010): Authorship Patterns and Research Constituents in Eleven Top Rated Journals,” International Journal of Production Research, 53(20): 6161-6197
June 2015 Keynote Speaker, Theory-Driven Survey Research in Supply Chain and Operations Management: Reflections and Calls-to-Action, EDSI 2015 Conference, Taormina, ITALY
September 2014 Keynote Speaker, Research in Supply Chain and Operations Management: Looking Back & Looking Forward, OM Division, XXXVIII EnANPAD, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
2014 Fisher Research Fellow, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
2014 Daniel Westerbeck Undergraduate Teaching Award, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
2011 Citation of Excellence, Emerald Management Reviews
2011 Outstanding Decision Sciences Journal Associate Editor
Chen, Y-S., M. Rungtusanatham, and S. M. Goldstein. Forthcoming. “Historical Supplier Performance and Strategic Relationship Dissolution: Unintentional but Serious Supplier Error as a Moderator.” Decision Sciences.
Miller, J. W., J. P. Saldanha, M. Rungtusanatham, A. M. Knemeyer, and T. J. Goldsby. 2018. “How Does Electronic Monitoring Affect Hours-of-Service Compliance?” Transportation Journal. 57(4): 329-364.
Schwieterman, M., T. J. Goldsby, M. Rungtusanatham, and A. M. Knemeyer. Forthcoming. 2018. “Supply Chain Portfolio Characteristics: Do They Relate to Financial Performance?” Transportation Journal. 57(4): 429-463.
Polyviou, M., M. Rungtusanatham, R. Reczek, and A. M. Knemeyer. 2018. “Supplier Non-Retention Post Disruption: What Role Does Anger Play?” Journal of Operations Management. 61(1): 1-14.
Tenhiälä, A., M. Rungtusanatham, and J. W. Miller. 2018. “ERP System versus Standalone Enterprise Applications in the Mitigation of Operational Glitches.” Decision Sciences. 49(3): 407-444.
Blackhurst, J., M. Rungtusanatham, K. P. Scheibe, and S. Ambulkar. 2018. “Supply Chain Vulnerability Assessment: A Network Based Visualization and Clustering Analysis Approach.” Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. 24(1): 21-30.
Gray, J., G. Esenduran, M. Rungtusanatham, and K. Skowronski. 2017. “Why in the World Did They Reshore? Examining Small- to Medium-Sized Manufacturers.” Journal of Operations Management. 49-51: 37-51.
• 2018 Jack Meredith Best Paper Award, Journal of Operations Management.
Miller, J. W., J. P. Saldanha, M. Rungtusanatham, and A. M. Knemeyer. 2017. “How Does Driver Turnover Affect Motor Carrier Safety Performance and What Can Managers Do About It?” Journal of Business Logistics. 38(3): 197-216.
• Finalist for the 2018 Bernard J. LaLonde Best Paper Award, Journal of Business Logistics.
Chen, Y-S., K. J. Dooley, and M. Rungtusanatham. 2016. “Using Text Analysis and Process Modeling to Examine Buyer-Supplier Relationship Dissolution.” Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. 22(4): 325-337.
Ng, C-H., M. Rungtusanatham, X. Zhao, and T. S. Lee. 2015. “Examining Process Management via the Lens of Exploitation and Exploration: Reconceptualization and Scale Development.” International Journal of Production Economics. 163(May): 1-15.
Ng, C-H., M. Rungtusanatham, X. Zhao, and A. Ivanova. 2015. “TQM and Environmental Uncertainty Levels: Profiles, Fit, and Firm Performance.” International Journal of Production Research. 53(14): 4266-4286.
Salvador, F., M. J. Rungtusanatham, and J. P. Madiedo Montañez. 2015. “Antecedents of Mass Customization Capability: Direct and Interaction Effects.” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 62(4): 618-630.
• An earlier version of this paper was published in the Best Paper Proceedings, OM Division, 2008 Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA. August 8-13 and recognized as the 2008 Academy of Management OM Division Chan Hahn Best Paper Award Finalist.
Ng, C. H., X. Zhao, X. Fan, and M. Rungtusanatham. 2014. “TQM and Brand-Building by Chinese Original Equipment Manufacturers: Impact on Business Performance.” International Journal of Production Research. 52(3): 825-846.
Rungtusanatham, M., J. W. Miller, and K. K. Boyer. 2014. “Theorizing, Testing, and Concluding for Mediation in SCM Research: Tutorial and Procedural Recommendations.” Journal of Operations Management. 32(3): 99-113.
Gray, J., K. Skowronski, G. Esenduran, and M. Rungtusanatham. 2013. “The Reshoring Phenomenon: What Supply Chain Academics Ought to Know and Should Do.” Journal of Supply Chain Management. 49(2): 27-33.
• Reprinted in Engineering Globalization Reshoring & Nearshoring: Management and Policy Issues.
Chen, Y-S., M. Rungtusanatham, S. M. Goldstein, and A. Koerner. 2013. “Theorizing through Metaphorical Transfer in OM/SCM Research: Divorce as a Metaphor for Strategic Buyer-Supplier Relationship Dissolution.” Journal of Operations Management. 31(7-8): 579-586.
Agrawal, V. K., V. Agrawal, and M. Rungtusanatham. 2011. “Theoretical and Interpretation Challenges to Using the Author Affiliation Index to Rank Journals.” Production and Operations Management. 20(2): 280-300.
Rungtusanatham, M., C. Wallin, and S. Eckerd. 2011. “The Vignette in a Scenario-Based Role-Playing Experiment.” Journal of Supply Chain Management. 47(3): 9-16.
Trentin, A., F. Salvador, C. Forza, and M. Rungtusanatham. 2011. “Operationalising Form Postponement from a Decision-Making Perspective.” International Journal of Production Research. 49(7): 1977-1999.
Wu, Z.-H., T. Y. Choi, and M. Rungtusanatham. 2010. “Supplier-Supplier Relationships in Buyer-Supplier-Supplier Triads: Implications for Supplier Performance.” Journal of Operations Management. 28(2): 115-123.
TEXTBOOKS AND PROFESSIONAL BOOKS
Schroeder, R. G., S. M. Goldstein, and M. Rungtusanatham. 2013. Operations Management in the Supply Chain: Decisions and Cases. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Schroeder, R. G., S. M. Goldstein, and M. Rungtusanatham. 2010. Operations Management: Contemporary Concepts and Cases. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleWhen a Supply Chain Disruption Strikes – Managerial Reactions and Decisions Concerning Strategic Suppliers Role Award Amount$ Year Awarded2015 Granting AgencySmall Research Grant, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University Project TitleFrom Offshoring to Reshoring: Where Do Intermediate and Smaller Sized Manufacturers Stand? Role Award Amount$ Year Awarded2013 Granting AgencySmall Research Grant, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University Project TitleFrom Offshoring to Reshoring: Where Do Intermediate and Smaller Sized Manufacturers Stand? Role Award Amount$ Year Awarded2012 Granting AgencyCIBER Research Grant, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University Project TitleSecuring the Supply Chain: Building Theory from Multiple Cases Role Award Amount$ Year Awarded2012 Granting AgencySmall Research Grant, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University Project TitleLean Implementation in Middle Market Firms and Employee Attitudinal and Behavioral Effects Role Award Amount$ Year Awarded2012 Granting AgencyNational Center for the Middle Market Research Grant, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University Project TitleSupply Chain Integration: Direction, Processes, Mechanisms, and Benefits for Middle Market Firms Role Award Amount$ Year Awarded2012 Granting AgencyNational Center for the Middle Market Research Grant, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University