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Damian R. Beil

Professor of Technology and Operations; University of Michigan's Ross School of Business

Damian Beil teaches the MBA operations management core and an elective on strategic sourcing. In his research, Beil develops mathematical models to analyze complex problems in sourcing. His work includes studies of how procurement auctions should be designed to account for supplier qualification screening, quality levels, and long-term maintenance of a healthy supplier base, and how feedback and problem specification affects crowdsourcing outcomes. He serves as an Associate Editor for Management Science, Operations Research, and Naval Research Logistics. He serves as the Area Chair for Technology and Operations at Ross.

Prior to joining Michigan, Beil received a BA in Mathematics from New College and a PhD in Operations Research from M.I.T.

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Topco Pharmaservices, Inc.: Quality Improvement in the Clinical Supply Outsourcing Process
This case asks students to consider questions about where and how to implement Statistical Process Control (SPC) within the fictional Topco Pharmaservices company. Topco’s documentation process for outsourcing clinical drug…
Publication Date: 02/19/2020 Product ID: 1-528-696
Cross-Selling Stumbles at UMM Bank Indonesia
This case describes UMM Bank in Indonesia, a service operation that is working to improve profitability by selling more services to its customers. To achieve this goal it is using…
Publication Date: 07/11/2019 Product ID: 4-354-573
Reissco: Contending with Supplier Price Increases
Reissco, a Tier 2 automotive supplier of chassis and safety technologies, is being squeezed by retail customers like Auto Zone who demand low prices and high service levels. In this…
Publication Date: 05/30/2019 Product ID: 1-029-951
REI Rentals
Kirk Myers, REI’s manager of corporate social responsibility (CSR), has been tasked with finding a way to optimize the organization’s rental program while minimizing its environmental impacts. After looking at…
Publication Date: 01/01/2013 Product ID: 1-429-292
Supplier Selection at Casturn Systems (A)
Miguel Haro, director of Control Systems in Casturn’s Transmission Division, had returned to his desk after witnessing an online reverse auction for O-rings. Although supplier training for the event had…
Publication Date: 04/19/2012 Product ID: 1-429-248
Supplier Selection at Casturn Systems (B): Strategic Implentation of Electronic Reverse Auctions
Despite initial concerns about the electronic reverse auction process, Casturn Director of Control Systems Miguel Haro decided that he was going to put all his weight behind the initiative and…
Publication Date: 04/19/2012 Product ID: 1-429-249