The APICS Educational and Research 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).
2012 George and Marion Plossl Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Winners Announced
Harvard Business School
The Relationships between Operations and Firm Risk
Michigan State University
The Impact of Asymmetrical Joint Action Expectations on Product Innovation Performance in the Supply Chain
2011 George and Marion Plossl Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Winners
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Dissertation Proposal: The Organizational Visibility of Supply Chain Management Functions in Corporate Upper Echelons
1st Runner Up
David C. Hall
Dissertation Proposal: Supplier Evaluation and Selection: Attribute Substitution and Capability Inference
2nd Runner Up
John W. Gardner
Ohio State University
Dissertation Proposal: Managing Quality-Cost Improvement through Organizational Learning: A Longitudinal Study of Healthcare Volume and Networks