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Izak Duenyas

Associate Dean for Executive Programs, Professor of Technology and Operations; University of Michigan's Ross School of Business

Izak Duenyas is the John Psarouthakis Professor of Manufacturing Management and Professor of Operations Management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and holds an appointment at the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering.  He also serves as the Chair of the Technology and Operations Area.  He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University in 1991.

Professor Duenyas’ research interests are in the performance analysis and optimal control of complex production and service systems.  He has widely published articles on production and inventory control, supply chain management, and optimal analysis and control of queueing systems.  He has served or is serving on the editorial boards of several of the leading journals in his field, such as Management Science, Operations Research, IIE Transactions, Manufacturing and Services Operations Management.  Professor Duenyas has acted as the project director in grants totaling more than $2 million from the National Science Foundation and private industry.  He has consulted for and/or done executive courses for many companies such as Alcoa, Ford, GM, Merck, Teva, Schlumberger, GE, Cummins, Continental, Ford, Steelcase, Simmons, Siemens, and others.  He has been awarded a CAREER grant for his research by the National Science Foundation. He is a Fellow of the INFORMS society.

Professor Duenyas is a co-director of a highly successful continuing education certificate program at the University of Michigan on lean manufacturing.  In this capacity, he has taught on site at numerous companies.  At the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Professor Duenyas teaches the core class on operations.  He has been awarded the Executive MBA teaching award by the EMBA students in 2003, 2009, 2010 and 2013.

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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
This year, television service provider Oz TV’s financial figures are troubling, despite steady demand. Is operational performance hurting financial performance? Oz customers rent a set-top box when they buy their…
Publication Date: 04/12/2012 Product ID: 1-429-240
Kellogg’s Cereal Production Process
Kellogg Company, one of the largest cereal companies in the world, is struggling with inefficient production flows. The popular Raisin Bran and Frosted Flakes cereals are produced on the same…
Publication Date: 06/02/2011 Product ID: 1-429-164
Petro Refinery: Product Mix Optimization
Petro Refinery LLC, a crude oil refinery, faces an issue common in many production and service industries: finding the optimal product mix or input mix. A central difficulty is that…
Publication Date: 04/07/2010 Product ID: 1-428-999
Creative Calligraphy Invitations: A Process Analysis
You and your roommate are launching a calligraphy business out of your two-bedroom apartment. Will this business be profitable? That is the question students evaluate with “Creative Calligraphy Invitations (CCI).”…
Publication Date: 11/20/2009 Product ID: 1-428-837
Lean Process Improvements at Cleveland Clinic
This case study teaches students about lean process improvement projects at the Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s leading hospital systems. The majority of the case focuses on one lean…
Publication Date: 05/14/2009 Product ID: 1-428-795
Capacity Management at the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital
This case explores the capacity management challenges facing the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital. Recent increases in the number of patients have led to a demand for…
Publication Date: 11/06/2008 Product ID: 1-428-724