Wallace J. Hopp


Associate Dean for Learning Design, Herrick Professor of Business, Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering

University of Michigan

Wallace J. Hopp’s research focuses on the design, control, and management of operations systems, with emphasis on manufacturing and supply chain systems, innovation processes, and health care systems.

He has won a number of awards, including the 1990 Scaife Award (with Mark Spearman, for the paper with the “greatest potential for assisting an advance of manufacturing practice”), the 1998 IIE Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award (for the book Factory Physics), the 2005 IIE Technical Innovation Award, the 2006 SME Education Award, and the 2011 Ross School of Business Senior Research Award.

Hopp is a Fellow of IIE, INFORMS, SME, MSOM and POMS, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering. He served as President of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Management Science, and is currently a Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management.

He is an active industry consultant, whose clients have included Abbott Laboratories, Bell & Howell, Black & Decker, Boeing, Case, Dell, Ford, Eli Lilly, Eaton, Emerson Electric, General Electric, General Motors, John Deere, IBM, Intel, Motorola, Owens Corning, Schlumberger, S&C Electric, Texas Instruments, Whirlpool, Zenith, and others.