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Gérard Cachon

Fred R. Sullivan Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions

Professor of Marketing

Vice Dean of Strategic Initiatives

Research Interests: supply chain management, operations strategy, pricing, sustainability

Links: CV, Personal Website

Professor Cachon studies supply chain management, operation strategy and pricing with a focus on how technology transforms competitive dynamics and enables novel operational strategies. 

He is an INFORMS Fellow, a Fellow and former President of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, and the former Editor-in-Chief of  Management Science as well as Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

He has authored two textbooks (along with Christian Terwiesch): Operations Management (1e) and Matching Supply with Demand: An Introduction to Operations Management (3rd ed.). These books have been used in undergraduate, MBA and executive MBA courses at Wharton as well as at numerous other business schools throughout the world. 

His articles have appeared in Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Marketing ScienceOperations Research, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Harvard Business Review, among otherse

As Vice Dean of Strategic Initiatives he is responsible for developing and leading new initiatives for enhancing Wharton's excellence in teaching and research.