Kefeng Xu is an associate professor in Department of Management Science and Statistics in the College of Business. He joined The University of Texas at San Antonio after completing his Ph.D. in business administration with double majors in operations management and logistics / transportation from the University of Maryland. He also holds an M.S. in business administration from the University of British Columbia (Canada) and a bachelor of engineering from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University (China).
Dr. Xu’s areas of expertise and research interests include logistics, service and manufacturing strategy; channel coordination in global and domestic supply chain; inventory and supply management; transportation policy, service, cost and demand studies.
Dr. Xu’s teaching specialties as extended from his long-term research experiences include management science (quantitative analysis) of business operations; managerial and strategic analysis of manufacturing, service, logistics and the encompassing supply chain operations. He has taught a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses within management science and statistics, including Decision Analysis and Production Management, Production and Operations Management, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management, Management Decision Support System, Simulation Applications in Business, Management Science and Operations Technology, Business Statistics with Computer Applications II and Quantitative Methods in Business. The UTSA MBA Association has twice awarded him the Outstanding Professor in Management Science & Statistics award in the last several years.
His works have appeared in a number of highly-impactful journals such as Transportation Research, Journal of Business Logistics, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of International Business Studies, and International Journal of Production Economics, earning him significant peer citations according to Google Scholars. His research has also received awards such as the E.G. Plowman (Best Paper) Award in the Council of Logistics Management Educators conference, the First Prize Graduate Research Award in the Transportation Research Forum, and the Col. Jean Migliorino and Lt. Col. Philip Piccione Endowed Research Award in the College of Business. He serves on the editorial boards of Transportation Journal, Journal of Business Logistics, and Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Management.
“Transshipment Incentive Contracts in a Multi-Level Supply Chain,” with Yan Dong and Philip Evers, European Journal of Operational Research, (forthcoming 2012), (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2012.06.026).
“The Impact of Training Programs on Employee Capability and Service System Performance in China,” with Alan W. Mackelprang and Jayanth Jayaram, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 138, 2012, pp. 183-194. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2012.03.022).
“The Direct and Contingency Effects of Supplier Coordination and Customer Coordination on Quality and Flexibility Performance,” with Jayanth Jayaram and Mariana Nicolae, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2011, pp. 59–85.
“Stocking Policy in a Two-Party Vendor Managed Channel with Space Restrictions,” with Mark Leung, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 117, No. 2, 2009, pp. 271-285.
“Environmental Determinants of VMI Adoption: An Exploratory Analysis,” with Yan Dong and Martin Dresner, Transportation Research E, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2007, pp. 355-369.
“Information Gaming in Demand Collaboration and Supply Chain Performance,” with Yan Dong, Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 125, No. 1, 2004, pp. 121-144. [An earlier version of this article received the E.G. Plowman Best Paper Award in the Council of Logistics Management Educators conference.]
“Estimating Customer Service in a Two-Location Continuous Review Inventory Model with Emergency Transshipments,” with Philip T. Evers and Michael C. Fu, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 145, No. 3, 2003, pp. 569-584.
“Product Stereotypes, Strategy and Performance Satisfaction: The Case of Chinese Exporters,” with Lance E. Brouthers, Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2002, pp. 637-655.
“A Supply Chain Model of Vendor Managed Inventory,” with Yan Dong, Transportation Research E, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2002, pp. 75-95. [This article is ranked as the No. 5 requested article in the journal according to publisher Elsevier Science. Please see http://www.elsevier.com/homepage/sae/orms/orms.sht for details.]
“Towards Better Coordination of the Supply Chain,” with Yan Dong and Philip T. Evers, Transportation Research E, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2001, pp. 35-54. [This article is ranked as the No. 1 requested article in the journal according to publisher Elsevier Science. Please see http://www.elsevier.com/homepage/sae/orms/orms.sht for details.]
“Customer Service, Customer Response, and Corporate Performance in the Service Sector,” with Martin Dresner, Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 16, No. 1, 1995, pp.23-40. [An earlier version of this paper won the First Prize Graduate Research Award in the Transportation Research Forum.]