Santa Clara University

Andy Tsay

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

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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).  His work helps manufacturers better engage with 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, and practitioner periodicals such as Supply Chain Management Review, International Commerce Review, and CPO Agenda (for Chief Procurement Officers).   He serves in senior leadership positions for several of these journals (see bottom of page).  In 2014 his book Designing and Controlling the Outsourced Supply Chain (download free PDF here or here) was published by NOW Publishers.

His publications have been cited more than 4200 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 across all business specialties.

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 has honored him with its 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 2,000 members in 60 countries.  One such award is given each year.

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 seven times, the Extraordinary Teaching Award fifteen times, and the Extraordinary Service Award thirteen 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). 

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.

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

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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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