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Jacobs, Robert F.

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Affiliation:

Villanova University

Expertise:

Production and Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Computer Science, Information Systems, Quantitative Methods, Corporate Finance, Inventory models, Resource Planning, Operating Environments

About:

Bob Jacobs is Adjunct Professor of Operations Management at the Villanova School of Business, Villanova University and Emeritus Professor of Kelley School of Business, Indiana University – Bloomington (1982-2014).  He has degrees in Industrial Engineering, Computer and Information Science, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Operations Management.

He is the author of over 50 research articles on topics, which include ERP system design, the design of manufacturing systems, and scheduling.

He is co-author of three widely used Operations Management textbooks:  Operations and Supply Management (15th edition 2017), Operations and Supply Management:  The Core (4nd edition 2016), and Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems for Supply Chain Management (6th edition 2010).  These books are published by McGraw-Hill/Irwin in multiple languages.

He is also co-author of The Supply Chain Professional – Concepts and Analytics (2015), published by Hercher Publishing; and co-author of Strategic Use of ERP (2006), published by Stanford Press.

Professor Jacobs is a fellow and past president of the Decision Sciences Institute.

References in business:

IBM, AT&T, Compaq Computer

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