Heng Chen is an Assistant Professor in Supply Chain Management in the College of Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
His research interest is in the application of stochastic methods and data analytics for efficiency improvement and cost reduction in the sectors of transportation, agriculture, and others. More specifically, he studies business and social aspects of transportation, as well as intelligent and smart transportation systems. He also has work in specialty crop management and smart agricultural operations. His methodological expertise is in stochastic modeling and optimization, and his overall research goal is to make stochastic methods and data analytics utilizable for practical decision making in problems that he studies. His work has been published in several journals, including Production and Operations Management and Transportation Science. He has won several awards, including a best dissertation award and an outstanding paper award.
Operations and Supply Chain Management (SCMA 331) - Analytical management techniques for: ascertaining demand for the organization's goods and services; justifying and acquiring the necessary resources; and planning and controlling the transformation of resources into goods and services. Application in both large and small organizations, private and public enterprise, service, and manufacturing organizations.
Global Sourcing and Distribution (SCMA 439) - Sourcing strategies, concepts and tools in the context of integrated supply chains. Specific issues include make or buy decisions, supplier evaluation and selection, total cost of ownership, contracts and legal terms, negotiation, and purchasing ethics. Discussion of supply chains in the context of international trade. Purchasing options, to include benefits and risks in outsourcing. Information technology for control and coordination in international supply chains.
- Supply Chain Management
- Transportation and Logistics
- Stochastic models