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Charles Munson

Professor
Finance and Management Science

Contact

Phone: (509) 335-3076
Office: TODD 471

Education

  • PhD (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • MS (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • BS (Washington University in St. Louis)

Charles Munson

Dr. Munson is a professor of operations management in the Department of Finance and Management Science. He has taught operations management core and elective courses at the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels. He currently holds the position of Carson College of Business Ph.D. Program Director. Professor Munson serves as a senior editor for Production and Operations Management. He has published more than 28 articles in such journals as "Production and Operations Management," "IIE Transactions," "Decision Sciences," and "European Journal of Operational Research." He is a coauthor of "Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management (13th and 12th eds.)," along with Jay Heizer and Barry Render. He is also a coauthor of "Managerial Decision Modeling: Business Analytics with Spreadsheets (4th ed.)," along with Nagraj Balakrishnan, Barry Render, and Ralph M. Stair, Jr. Furthermore, he is editor of the book "The Supply Chain Management Casebook: Comprehensive Coverage and Best Practices in SCM," and he has co-authored the research monograph "Quantity Discounts: An Overview and Practical Guide for Buyers and Sellers" along with Jonathan Jackson. His major awards include the WSU Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Instruction (2016); being a Founding Board Member of the Washington State University President's Teaching Academy (2004); winning the WSU College of Business Outstanding Teaching Award (2001 and 2015), Research Award (2004), and Service Award (2009 and 2013); and being named the WSU MBA Professor of the Year (2000 and 2008).

Research Interests

global network design
international supply chain risk management
quantity discounts
supply chain management

Teaching Interests

analytics
business modeling with spreadsheets
operations management
supply chain management

Journal Articles

  • Jonathan Jackson, Charles Munson Shared Resource Capacity Expansion Decisions for Multiple Products with Quantity Discounts European Journal of Operational Research, 2016
  • Lee Chieh, Charles Munson A Predictive Global Sensitivity Analysis Approach to Monitoring and Modifying Operational Hedging Positions International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, 2015
  • Yu Xia, Bintong Chen, Vaidyanathan Jayaraman, Charles Munson Competition and market segmentation of the call center service supply chain European Journal of Operational Research, 2015
  • Shilei Yang, Charles Munson, Bintong Chen, Chunming Shi Coordinated contracts for supply chains that market with mail-in rebates and retailer promotions Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2015
  • Zhili Tian, Panos Kouvelis, Charles Munson Understanding and managing product line complexity: Applying sensitivity analysis to a large-scale MILP model to price and schedule new customer orders IEEE Transactions, 2015
  • Panos Kouvelis, Charles Munson, Shilei Yang Robust structural equations for designing and monitoring strategic international facility networks Production and Operations Management, 2013
  • Xiangling Hu, Charles Munson, Stergios Fotopoulos Purchasing decisions under stochastic prices: Approximate solutions for order time, order quantity and supplier selection Annals of Operations Research, 2012
  • Charles Munson Six Sigma: The Time to Act is Now Industrial Engineering and Management, 2012
  • Jianli Hu, Charles Munson Improved profit functions for newsvendor models with normally distributed demand International Journal of Procurement Management, 2011
  • C. Munson, J. Hu Incorporating quantity discounts and their inventory impacts into the centralized purchasing decision European Journal of Operational Research, 2010
  • Shilei Yang, Charles Munson, Bintong Chen Using MSRP to enhance the ability of rebates to control distribution channels European Journal of Operational Research, 2010
  • Saonee Sarker, Charles Munson, Suprateek Sarker, Suranjan Chakraborty Assessing the relative contribution of the facets of agility to distributed systems development success: An analytic hierarchy process approach European Journal of Information Systems, 2009
  • Stergios Fotopoulos, X. Hu, Charles Munson Flexible supply contracts under price uncertainty European Journal of Operational Research, 2008
  • S. Fotopoulos, X. Hu, C. Munson Flexible supply contracts under price uncertainty European Journal of Operational Research, 2008
  • Stergio Fotopoulos, Hu Xiangling, Charles Munson Flexible Supply Contracts under Uncertainty European Journal of Operational Research, 2008
  • Jianli Hu, Charles Munson Speed versus reliability trade-offs in supplier selection International Journal of Procurement Management, 2007
  • Charles Munson The appeal of partially centralised purchasing policies International Journal of Procurement Management, 2007
  • Panos Kouvelis, Meir Rosenblatt, Charles Munson A mathematical programming model for global plant location problems: Analysis and insights IEEE Transactions, 2004
  • J. Hu, C. Munson, E. Silver A modified silver-meal heuristic for dynamic lot sizing under incremental quantity discounts Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2004
  • Bintong Chen, Charles Munson Resource allocation with lumpy demand: To speed or not to speed? Naval Research Logistics, 2004
  • Charles Munson, Jianli Hu, Meir Rosenblatt Teaching the costs of uncoordinated supply chains Interfaces, 2003
  • Martin Hoegl, K. Parboteeah, Charles Munson Team-level antecedents of individuals' knowledge networks Decision Sciences, 2003
  • J Hu, C. Munson Dynamic demand lot-sizing rules for incremental quantity discounts Journal of the Operational Research Society, 2002
  • C. Munson, M. Rosenblatt Coordinating a three-level supply chain with quantity discounts IEEE Transactions, 2001
  • Charles Munson, Meir Rosenblatt, Zehava Rosenblatt Use and abuse of power in supply chains IEEE Engineering Management Review, 2000
  • Charles Munson, Meir Rosenblatt, Zehava Rosenblatt The use and abuse of power in supply chains Business Horizons, 1999
  • Charles Munson, Meir Rosenblatt Theories and realities of quantity discounts: An exploratory study Production and Operations Management, 1998
  • Charles Munson, Meir Rosenblatt The impact of local content rules on global sourcing decisions Production and Operations Management, 1997
  • Charles Munson Fine tuning regulated telephone prices Interfaces, 1996

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Book Chapter Jay Heizer, Barry Render, Chuck Munson Chapter 11: Supply Chain Management
    • Book Chapter Chuck Munson Supplement 11: Supply Chain Management Analytics
    • Book Chuck Munson The Supply Chain Management Casebook: Comprehensive Coverage and Best Practices in SCM
    • Book Saonee Sarker, Charles Munson, Suprateek Sarker, Suranjan Chakraborty Contribution of agility to successful distributed software development
    • Book Chapter Saonee Sarker, Charles Munson, Suprateek Sarker, Suranjan Chakraborty Chapter 7: Agility Across Time and Space
    • Book Chapter Charles Munson Supplement 7: Capacity and Constraint Management
    • Book Shilei Yang, Bintong Chen, Charles Munson Dynamic transshipment in the digital age
    • Book Chapter Shilei Yang, Bintong Chen, Charles Munson Chapter 2: Dynamic Transshipment in the Digital Age
    • Book Chapter Panos Kouvelis, Charles Munson, David Simchi-Levi, David Wu, Max Shen Using a Structural Equations Modeling Approach to Design and Monitor Strategic International Facility Networks

      Presentations

      • Gihan Samodha Edirisinghe, Charles Lee Munson, Narmada Balasooriya Data Driven Analysis of Competitive Free Shipping Policies by Online Retailers
      • Lan Luo, Charles Lee Munson Developing a Supply Chain Manageament Stress Test
      • Gihan Samodha Edirisinghe, Sachinthani Pathirana, Charles Lee Munson Engaging Classroom Discussions with High Quality Guest Speakers: Strategies for Rural Colleges
      • Charles Lee Munson Quick Decision Making with Predictive Global Sensitivity Analysis
      • Charles Lee Munson, Chieh Lee A Comparison Study of Sourcing Policies under Global Demand and Supply Uncertainty
      • Charles Lee Munson, Xun Xu Do E-service Efforts Enhance Online Customer Ratings and Ultimately Increase Demand?: Evidence from the Chinese E-commerce Market
      • Charles Lee Munson, Chieh Lee A Comparison Study of Sourcing Policies under Global Demand and Supply Uncertainty
      • Charles Lee Munson, Chieh Lee Coordinating a Tourism Supply Chain using Cooperative Advertising under Various Channel Power Structures
      • Charles Lee Munson, Jonathan Jackson Offering the Right Quantity Discount for the Right Reason
      • Charles Lee Munson, Chieh Lee Sourcing Allocation Policies for Contract Manufacturing under Global Network Uncertainties
      • Charles Lee Munson, Xiaotian Geng Staffing Nurses for a Crisis
      • Charles Lee Munson, Chieh Lee Sourcing Allocation Policies for Contract Manufacturing under Global Network Uncertainties

        Conference Proceedings

        • Xu Xun, Charles Munson Coordinating a Tourism Supply Chain using Cooperative Advertising under Various Channel Power Structures
        • Stergios Fotopoulos, X. Hu, Charles Munson Purchasing decisions under stochastic price: Approximate solutions for order time, order quantity and supplier
        • Charles Munson, Shilei Yang, Panos Kouvelis, John Olin Structural equations modeling for designing and monitoring international facility networks 2006 IIE Annual Conference and Exhibition
        • Yang Shilei, Bintong Chen, Charles Munson Heuristics for Dynamic Transshipment
        • Hu Xiangling, Stergio Fotopoulos, Charles Munson Order Quantity and Timing Flexibility in Supply Chain under Price Uncertainty
        • Jianli Hu, Charles Munson Dynamic demand lot-sizing rules for incremental quantity discounts Proceedings - Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute
        • Chen Bintong, Charles Munson Resource Allocation with Lumpy Demand: To Speed or Not to Speed?

          Other

          • Charles Munson Homework Multiple Choice Question Bank for Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management, 11th ed.
          • Chuck Munson Test Bank for Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management, 11th ed.
          • Charles Munson
          • Charles Munson
          • Charles Munson, Heizer, Render Capacity and Constraint Management
          • Charles Munson, Render, Stair, Hanna
          • Charles Munson, Heizer, Render
          • Charles Munson, Reid, Sanders
          • Charles Munson, Reid, Sanders
          • Charles Munson, Reid, Sanders
          • Charles Munson, Brent Bandy, Reid, Sanders