ZR

Z. Justin Ren

Associate Professor, Operations and Technology Management
    Education
  • PhD, The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • MS, The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
  • BS, Nanjing Agricultural University, China, 1995
    Publications
  • Feng, T., Ren, Z., Zhang, F. (In Press). "Capacity, Quality and Correlated Costs", Production and Operations Management
  • Zheng, S., Tucker, A., Ren, Z., Heineke, J., McLaughlin, A., Podell, A. (2018). "The Impact of Internal Service Quality on Preventable Adverse Events in Hospitals", Production and Operations Management, 27 (12), 2201-2212
  • Ren, Z. (2016). Empirical Studies in Information Sharing. In Christopher Tang and Albert Ha (Eds.), "Handbook of Information Exchange in Supply Chain Management", Springer International Publishing 27-38
  • Zheng, S., Ren, Z., Heineke, J., Geissler, K. (2016). "Reductions in Diagnostic Imaging with High Deductible Health Plans", Medical Care, 54 (2), 110-117
  • Ren, Z., Wang, X. (2015). "In China, Tesla was a Too-early Bird", Nikkei Asian Review
  • Lai, R., Ren, Z., Robb, D. (2014). "Geographical influences on Chinese inventory: an exploratory study", International Journal of Inventory Research, 2 (3), 145-173
  • Wang, X., Ren, Z. (2013). "A Tale of Two Games: Global Strategies of Multinational Companies in China’s E-commerce Market (Cover Story)", The World Financial Review (March/April 2013)
  • Ren, Z., Wen, N., Graves, S. (2012). "Ship-Pack Optimization in a Two-Echelon Distribution System", European Journal of Operational Research, 220 (3), 777-785
  • Wang, X., Ren, Z. (2012). "How to Compete in China’s E-Commerce Market", Sloan Management Review, 54 (1)
  • Griffiths, F., Cave, J., Boardman, F., Ren, Z., Pawlikowska, T., Ball, R., Clarke, A., Cohen, A. (2012). "Social Networks - the Future for Health Care Delivery.", Social Science & Medicine, 75 (12), 2233-2241
  • Robb, D., Fei, L., Lai, R., Ren, Z. (2012). "Inventory in Mainland China: Historical, Industry, and Geographic Perspectives", International Journal of Production Economics, 135 (1), 440-450
  • Ren, Z., Theokary, C. (2011). "An Empirical Study of the Relations between Hospital Volume, Teaching Status, and Service Quality", Production and Operations Management, 20 (3), 303–318
  • Ren, Z., Zhou, Y. (2011). ""Service Outsourcing" Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science", Wiley
  • Shwartz, M., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., Ren, Z., Labonte, A., Theokary, C., Kang, R., Horwitt, J. (2011). "How Well Can We Identify the High-Performing Hospital?", Medical Care Research and Review , 68 (3), 290-310
  • Ren, Z. (2011). ""Information Sharing in Supply Chains" Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science", Wiley
  • Ren, Z., Wang, X. (2011). "How High-Performing Organizations Manage Disruptions", Tsinghua Business Review , 1 (1-2), 115-120
  • Ren, Z., Cohen, M., Ho, T., Terwiesch, C. (2010). "Information Sharing in a Long-Term Supply ChainRelationship: The Role of Customer Review Strategy", Operations Research, 58 (1), 81-93
  • Shwartz, M., Ren, Z., Pekoz, E., Wang, X., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J. (2008). "Estimating A Composite Measure of Hospital Quality From the Hospital Compare Database: Differences When Using a Bayesian Hierarchical Latent Variable Model Versus Denominator-Based Weights", Medical Care, 46 (8), 778-785
  • Ren, Z., Zhou, Y. (2008). "Call-center Outsourcing: Coordinating Staffing Level and Service Quality", Management Science, 54 (2), 369-383
  • Ren, Z. (2014). "Business Analytics with Excel (I) Get Equipped: How to Use Excel to Make Optimal Business Decisions, Manage Money Better and Advance Your Career (A Multimedia Series)", Amazon Kindle Digital Publisher
  • Ren, Z. (2014). "Business Analytics with Excel (II) Build Models!: How to Use Excel to Make Optimal Business Decisions, Manage Money Better and Advance Your Career (A Multimedia Series)", Amazon Kindle Digital Publisher
  • Ren, Z. (2014). "Business Analytics with Excel (III) Visualize!: How to Use Excel to Make Optimal Business Decisions, Manage Money Better and Advance Your Career (A Multimedia Series)", Amazon Kindle Digital Publisher
  • Ren, Z. (2014). "Business Analytics with Excel (IV) DataTable and PivotTable: How to Use Excel to Make Optimal Business Decisions, Manage Money Better and Advance Your Career (A Multimedia Series)", Amazon Kindle Digital Publisher
  • Ren, Z. (2014). "Business Analytics with Excel (V) Find Patterns!: How to Use Excel to Make Optimal Business Decisions, Manage Money Better and Advance Your Career (A Multimedia Series)", Amazon Kindle Digital Publisher
  • Ren, Z. (2014). "Business Analytics with Excel (VI) Optimize!: How to Use Excel to Make Optimal Business Decisions, Manage Money Better and Advance Your Career (A Multimedia Series)", Amazon Kindle Digital Publisher
  • Ren, Z. (2014). "Business Analytics with Excel (VII) Simulate!: How to Use Excel to Make Optimal Business Decisions, Manage Money Better and Advance Your Career (A Multimedia Series)", Amazon Kindle Digital Publisher
  • Wang, X., Ren, Z. (2013). "Building Trust In A Virtual World: Quality Concerns Are Still A Major Hurdle For Chinese E-Commerce Companies (Part of Cover Story)", China Daily (European Weekly), (August 16, 2013)
  • Ren, Z., Cohen, M., Ho, T., Terwiesch, C. (2005). "An Empirical Analysis of Forecast Sharing in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry", Management Science, 51 (2), 208-220
  • Ren, Z., Cohen, M., Ho, T., Terwiesch, C. (2003). "Measuring Imputed Costs in the Semiconductor Equipment Supply Chain", Management Science, 49 (12), 1653-1670
  • Ren, Z. (2003). "An Empirical Analysis of Forecast Sharing in the Semiconductor Equipment Supply Chain", Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 5 (1), 70-73
    Research Presentations
  • Ren, Z., Karimi, E., Graves, S.Ship-pack Optimization in a Two-echelon Distribution System with Product Obsolescence, INFORMS, Dallas TX, 2018
  • Ren, Z., Karimi, E., Graves, S.Ship-Pack Optimization at Large Retailers, Harvard Business School, Boston, 2017
  • Ren, Z., Gu, H., Li, J., Wang, X.Taobao Sellers: A First Look, BU SMG, 2013
  • Theokary, C., Ren, Z., Heineke, J., Shwartz, M.Linking quality performance to cost performance: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis in the U.S. Healthcare Industry, San Francisco, 2012
    Conference Activities
  • Decision Science Institute Annual Meeting 2011, Decision Science Institute , Healthcare Track, Committee Chair (2010-2011)