Santa Clara University

Andy Tsay

Professor and Department Chair, Operations Management & Information Systems (OMIS)

Andy Tsay Department Chair, Operations Management & Information Systems (OMIS)

Dr. Andy Tsay is Professor and Department Chair of Operations Management & Information Systems in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, where he teaches primarily in the Executive MBA and MBA programs for working professionals.  He earned his PhD at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.  He also holds degrees from Stanford in Engineering (MS) and Mathematical & Computational Sciences (BS).

Read about Dr. Tsay's teaching in the Leavey School's 2007 Annual Report (pp.4-7) and about his recent research in the Fall 2008 Minds@Work newsletter (PDF pp.6-7 or HTML). View his appearances in the global press here

Dr. Tsay studies the management of design, manufacturing, and procurement in heavily outsourced supply chains (e.g., electronics, apparel, food).  Much of his work focuses on ways for manufacturers to achieve coordination and control in engaging with their suppliers and distribution channel partners.  He also has expertise in business analytics and quantitative modeling.

He has more than 30 professional publications in leading academic journals such as Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Interfaces, Production & Operations Management, Journal of Retailing, and Journal of Supply Chain Management, practitioner periodicals such as Supply Chain Management Review, International Commerce Review, and CPO Agenda (for Chief Procurement Officers), and various books on supply chain management.   He serves in senior leadership positions for several of these journals (see bottom of page).

His publications have been cited more than 3600 times (according to Google Scholar).  His 2008 paper in Journal of Supply Chain Management (with Roth, Pullman, and Gray) received a 2012 Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence, awarded to only 50 articles worldwide for impact as evaluated 3 years post-publication.  The competition pool consisted of the roughly 15,000 articles published in 2008 in 300 top management journals across all disciplines (including Harvard Business Review, Journal of Finance, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, MIT Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, and MIS Quarterly).

He has consulted for large firms as well as startups in Silicon Valley and China.  He has been interviewed extensively in the global press.  He has lectured to academic and industry audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

He serves frequently as a visiting professor at Peking University, teaching in the Beijing International MBA program, which honored him with its 2004-2007 Teaching Excellence Award.

In 2007 the Production & Operations Management Society (POMS) recognized Dr. Tsay with the Wickham Skinner Award for Teaching Innovation.  POMS is the premier international professional society for the study and practice of Operations Management, with more than 1,100 members in 44 countries.  One such award is given each year to honor a professor for a teaching career that demonstrates excellence and innovativeness.

He is a six-time recipient of the Leavey School of Business Dean's Award for Extraordinary Performance in Research, Teaching, and Service.  He has won the school's Extraordinary Research Award six times, the Extraordinary Teaching Award fourteen times, and the Extraordinary Service Award twelve times.  In 2014 Dr. Tsay received the Leavey Impact Award for service (at most one such award is given schoolwide each year for contributions over the preceding five years). 

In 2000, he was named Santa Clara University's Outstanding Faculty Advisor of a Student Organization for his work with the OMIS Student Network, which won the Dean's Award for Outstanding Business Student Association that year.  Under Dr. Tsay's supervision, the OMIS Student Network also won the University Award for Outstanding New Educational Program (2001), the Business School Award for Service to the Community (2002) and the Business School Award for Enhancing Students' Career Development (2002).

Dr. Tsay currently serves as an "Open Classroom" professor, one of nine (and the only business professor) invited by the Provost’s Office to serve as teaching mentors for the university's entire body of instructors.

Additional current and past professional roles:

 

聖他克拉大學 商科教授 蔡安達

圣他克拉大学 商科教授 蔡安达

 
Contact

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Phone 408-598-1058 (Lucas Hall office: 554-4561)

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Research

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Courses Taught

OMIS 3357: Operations Management (MBA)

OMIS 3388: Supply Chain Outsourcing (MBA)

Global Business Perspectives - Asia (MBA)

EMBA 901: Business Analytics (Exec MBA)

EMBA 801: Quantitative Modeling (Exec MBA)

OMIS 355: Computer-Based Decision Models (MBA)

OMIS 353: Statistical Methods (MBA)

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