Elliot Rabinovich is a Professor of Supply Chain Management and holds the John G. and Barbara A. Bebbling Professorship in Business Administration at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. His research focuses on the interface between end consumers and supply chain management. In particular, his work has centered on the role of electronic commerce in the definition of strategies and performance in supply chain management and service operations and on the implementation of decisions involving information systems and inventory management.
He is a globally recognized expert in the field of supply chain management, with business school appointments at Catholic University of Portugal, Korea University, UIBE - China, and the University of Los Andes - Colombia. For his accomplishments during and after his doctoral program, the University of Maryland awarded Professor Rabinovich the Frank T. Paine Doctoral Award for Academic Achievement in 2001 and the Allan N. Nash Outstanding Doctoral Alumni Award in 2014. During his academic career, Professor Rabinovich has received fellowships from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) and funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). He has published over 30 articles in Decision Sciences, the Journal of Business Logistics, the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, and other top academic journals. His articles have received awards and recognitions for their contributions at journals such as Decision Sciences, the Journal of Business Logistics, the Journal of Operations Management, and the Journal of Service Research and at conferences sponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).
A key aspect of Professor Rabinovich’s research has been its practical applicability. He has worked with companies such as Baker and Taylor, Cartbound, Cooking.com, Dollar Tree, eBags.com, FedEx, Nexxus, PetSmart, Relay Foods, Shamrock Foods, and Twitter. In 2011, he wrote a book that presents managerial insights from his research (Internet Retail Operations: Integrating Theory and Practice for Managers, Taylor & Francis). The book will be translated into Mandarin for publication in China in 2015. He has also had the opportunity to write articles for renowned management publications, such as MIT Sloan Management Review and UC Berkley’s California Management Review, and write case studies that have been used by faculty in courses at the Darden School of Business (University of Virginia) and the Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota).