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Associate Dean for Executive Programs, Professor of Technology and Operations; University of Michigan's Ross School of Business
Izak Duenyas is the John Psarouthakis Professor of Manufacturing Management and Professor of Operations Management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and holds an appointment at the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering. He also serves as the Chair of the Technology and Operations Area. He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University in 1991. Professor Duenyas' research interests are in the performance analysis and optimal control of complex production and service systems. He has widely published articles on production and inventory control, supply chain management, and optimal analysis and control of queueing systems. He has served or is serving on the editorial boards of several of the leading journals in his field, such as Management Science, Operations Research, IIE Transactions, Manufacturing and Services Operations Management. Professor Duenyas has acted as the project director in grants totaling more than $2 million from the National Science Foundation and private industry. He has consulted for and/or done executive courses for many companies such as Alcoa, Ford, GM, Merck, Teva, Schlumberger, GE, Cummins, Continental, Ford, Steelcase, Simmons, Siemens, and others. He has been awarded a CAREER grant for his research by the National Science Foundation. He is a Fellow of the INFORMS society. Professor Duenyas is a co-director of a highly successful continuing education certificate program at the University of Michigan on lean manufacturing. In this capacity, he has taught on site at numerous companies. At the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Professor Duenyas teaches the core class on operations. He has been awarded the Executive MBA teaching award by the EMBA students in 2003, 2009, 2010 and 2013.