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Beil, Damian

Adjunct Professor
Fall 2018


​Damian Beil is a professor of technology and operations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, where he teaches the MBA operations management core and an elective on strategic sourcing. Professor Beil also co-directs the Tauber Institute for Global Operations, a joint program of the Ross School of Business and the U-M College of Engineering. In his research, Professor Beil develops mathematical models to analyze complex problems in sourcing. His work includes studies of how procurement auctions should be designed to account for supplier qualification screening, quality levels, and long-term maintenance of a healthy supplier base, and how feedback affects crowdsourcing outcomes. He serves as an associate editor for Management Science and Operations Research.

Professor Beil has worked with more than a dozen companies in areas from aerospace to retail, including Amazon, American Express, Avon, Boeing, BorgWarner, Coca-Cola, Conway, Corn Products, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, General Motors, Intel, Microsoft, Pfizer, Sodexo, Tongxin International, United Defense, and Vision Spring.

Professor Beil received a BA in mathematics from New College and a PhD in operations research from M.I.T. His work is published in leading operations journals and he has contributed to several books on operations and sourcing.


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