John Maleyeff

John MaleyeffAssociate Professor of the Practice, Administrative Sciences; Coordinator, Enterprise Risk Management

PhD, MS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
BA, East Stroudsburg State College


Dr. Maleyeff earned his doctorate in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. An independent consultant since 1995 in the areas of quality and productivity management, global supply chain design, and operations planning for a wide array of manufacturing, consumer product, and health care organizations, Maleyeff’s professional experience also includes positions as a research analyst at RCA Corporation and a quality consultant at LEGO. From 1987 to 1997, he was a tenured associate professor at Western New England College, and from 1999 to 2014 he held a variety of academic positions at the Hartford Campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including associate dean for academic affairs and professor of practice. Prior to his full-time role at Metropolitan College, he was a part-time instructor at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and at Boston College. Maleyeff has presented his research at numerous conferences, and has published extensively in journals such as the International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, the Journal of Service Science and Management, the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, Quality Engineering, the International Journal of Educational Management, and the Journal of Management in Engineering, among others.

MET a Professor: John Maleyeff

I’m John Maleyeff and I am an Associate Professor of the Practice at Metropolitan College at BU.

My area of expertise has really evolved through my career. Fairly constant within the context of production, and inventory management, along with quantitative methods. But through those years, I’ve kind of incorporated a lot of what I think is really necessary for kind of the real world, which is, you know, issues about geopolitics and international cultures.Things that really affect how a global supply chain operates.

Almost any organization now that is involved in production and even many many many are involved in services and many are involved in healthcare, even, really operate global supply chains. It’s very rare for an organization to have a building where they do all of their production.

The traditional way that a lot of these subjects are taught are really not applicable in today’s real world. So I really enjoy creating courses and creating experiences so that students, whether they’re working professionals or they will be working professionals, can understand how if a decision that’s made in one part of the organization has a cascading effect throughout the organization and how do I make those connections so I can foresee these things happening.

Take this complicated world and to put it in a context of these connections that we make between, you know, causes and effects that help, again, the future working professionals but also the current working professionals.

MET AD 680: Global Supply Chains Management

I teach the Global Supply Chains course, which is the course that takes someone with some fundamental knowledge of operations management. We dig down deeper in operations with a focus on the connections between the facilities within our supply chain, but we also talk pretty significantly about things like integrating marketing with supply chain, operations, risk in a supply chain, areas like quality management, which is vert important. Even things like international cultures come to play in that course, so it’s a very T-shaped course in terms of digging down deep in operations, but looking at these areas that are actually important because now we’re operating globally.

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Very often when you see a program like this put together at a university, unfortunately, a lot of times it’s just the collective of courses that exist. And they’re brought together into a structure and say, “Okay that’s our supply chain management degree program.”

What we’ve done is we started with a clean piece of paper and we brought the faculty together with expertise in this area and we say, “What do professionals need today to operate a global supply chain, to manage a global supply chain, to play a role in supply chain management decision making.”

We want people to know to really have a good fundamental standing of global supply chains, operations management, logistics, international trade. At the end of this program, I think that I really hope that we can accomplish the goal of having students that are multi-facetted, someone who can embrace this complexity.

You will be able to separate yourself from the people who have a similar background that you have.