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Acimovic Receives Supply Chain Dissertation Award

Jason Acimovic, assistant professor of supply chain management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been selected to receive the 2013 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Doctoral Dissertation Award.
September 13, 2013

Jason Acimovic
Jason Acimovic

Jason Acimovic, assistant professor of supply chain management in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been selected to receive the 2013 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Acimovic’s dissertation is titled Lowering Outbound Shipping Costs in an Online Retail Environment by Making Better Fulfillment and Replenishment Decisions.

Acimovic’s research interests include applied operations, online retailing supply chains, and humanitarian logistics. He received his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Operations Research Center and also holds a degree in physics from Yale University.

The CSCMP Doctoral Dissertation Award is presented annually to a paper that demonstrates significant originality and technical competence while contributing to the supply chain knowledge base. The award is designed to encourage research that advances the theory and practice of supply chain management and logistics.

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