George and Marion Plossl Research Fellowship

The APICS Foundation, will annually grant one award of $2,500 for a doctoral dissertation dealing with any topic in operations management. Sample topics include operations strategy, operations planning and control systems, supply chain management, quality management, Six Sigma, facility location, forecasting, just-in-time/lean production systems, and project management.

Entrants must be candidates for the doctorate in operations management. The dissertation must be approved by the primary thesis advisor and not more than 50% completed at time of submission.

Review the competition requirements and instructions for submission.

Print file and complete. Applications and forms can be forwarded to APICS by mail or facsimile (at the number indicated on the form).

2013 George and Marion Plossl Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Winners Announced

$2,500 Award

Jason Riley, PhD
Clemson University
Understanding the Antecedent Competencies of Organizational Risk Management

$1,000 Award

Misty Blessley, PhD candidate
Temple University
Collaborative Supply Chain Relationship Trust: Given and Confirmed or Earned and Taken Away


2012 George and Marion Plossl Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Winners

$2,500 Award

William Schmidt
Harvard Business School
The Relationships between Operations and Firm Risk

$1,000 Award

Hugo DeCampos
Michigan State University
The Impact of Asymmetrical Joint Action Expectations on Product Innovation Performance in the Supply Chain