Donald C. Cook Professor of Business Administration,
Professor of Technology and Operations,
Faculty Director, Executive MBA Program, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
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, Management and Services Operations Management and International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems. 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 been awarded a CAREER grant for his research by the National Science Foundation.
Professor Duenyas is a co-director of Lean Manufacturing and Lean Office and Service, two highly successful continuing education certificate programs at the University of Michigan. 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 and a popular elective on the foundations of manufacturing management. He has been awarded the Executive MBA teaching award by the EMBA students in 2003, 2009, 2010 and 2013.