Sammi Yu Tang

Assoc. Professor

(305) 284-2810
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Sammi Tang is Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at University of Miami Herbert Business School. Her research addresses issues related to managing supply chain risks using operational measures such as inventory, supplier diversification, and operational flexibility, as well as using financial measures such as insurance and financial subsidies. Her research has appeared in top journals such as Manufacturing & Service Operations ManagementProduction and Operations Management, and other high quality journals such as Decision Sciences, and OMEGAThe International Journal of Management Science, and has been supported by the Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation at Washington University, the James W. McLamore Research Award, and the Provost Research Award at University of Miami. She has worked with organizations such as Monsanto and University of Miami Health System. Sammi serves as a Senior Editor for Production and Operations Management journal, and is a member of INFORMS, Production and Operations Management Society, and the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Society. Sammi received her B.S. from Peking University, China and MSBA and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, USA.


2008Ph.D. Operations and Manufacturing Management, Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School
2005M.S. Business Administration, Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School
2001B.S. Geophysics, Peking University (Beijing, China)
2001B.S. Economics, Peking University China Center for Economic Research (Beijing, China)

Professional Experience

2015 - Associate Professor, Management, Miami Herbert Business School
2008 - 2015Assistant Professor, Management, University of Miami School of Business

Honors & Acknowledgements

2019 M&SOM Meritorious Service Award, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Society
Outstanding reviewer for the POM Journal, Production & Operations Management Society, Washington DC, 2019
Miami Business School Research Cluster Day Best Paper Presentation Award, 2019
CSAMSE Annual Conference Best Paper Award, Third place, 2018
Provost Research Award, University of Miami, 2012
James W. McLamore Research Award, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2009
University of Miami School of Business Summer Research Grant, 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2014
INFORMS Future Academician Colloquium, 2007
Hubert C. Moog Scholar, Washington University, 2005, 2007
Doctoral Fellowship, Washington University, 2003 - 2008
Boeing Center for Technology, Information and Manufacturing Fellowship, 2004 - 2008

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Supply chain risk management; supply disruptions; sourcing and procurement strategies; economic modeling in supply chain management; and OM/marketing interface.


Li, Y., S.Y. Tang, J. Johnson, D. Lubarsky Individualized No-show Predictions: Effect on Clinic Overbooking and Appointment Reminders (Production and Operations Management, 28(8) 2068-2086. 2019).

Tian, Z., S.Y. Tang, P. Kouvelis Soft Order Commitment in Supply Chains: Role of Penalties and Rationing Rules (Decision Sciences, 50(2) 340-373. 2019).

Dong, L., S.Y. Tang, B. Tomlin Production Chain Disruptions: Inventory, Preparedness, and Insurance (Production and Operations Management, 27(7) 1251-1270. 2018).

SUMMARY: CSAMSE 2018 Best Paper Award

Tang, S.Y., P. Kouvelis. Pay-Back-Revenue-Sharing Contract in Coordinating Supply Chains with Random Yield (Production and Operations Management 23(12) 2089-2102. 2014).

Tang, S.Y., H. Gurnani, D. Gupta. Managing Disruptions in Decentralized Supply Chains with Endogenous Supply Reliability (Production and Operations Management 23(7) 1198-1211. 2014).

Kouvelis, P., S.Y. Tang. On Optimal Expediting Policy for Supply Systems with Uncertain Lead-times (Production and Operations Management 21(2) 309-330. 2012).

Tang, S.Y., P. Kouvelis Supplier Diversification Strategies in the Presence of Yield Uncertainty and Buyer Competition (Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 13(4) 439-451. 2011).

Yu, D.Z., S.Y. Tang, J. Niederhoff On the Benefits of Operational Flexibility in a Distribution Network with Transshipment (OMEGA, The International Journal of Management Science 39(3), 350-361. 2011).