Jason Acimovic has been selected to receive the 2013 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Doctoral Dissertation Award. His dissertation is titled Lowering Outbound Shipping Costs in an Online Retail Environment by Making Better Fulfillment and Replenishment Decisions. His research interests include applied operations, online retailing supply chains, and humanitarian logistics. He received his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Operations Research Center and also holds a degree in physics from Yale University.
The CSCMP Doctoral Dissertation Award is presented annually to a paper that demonstrates significant originality and technical competence while contributing to the supply chain knowledge base. The award is designed to encourage research that advances the theory and practice of supply chain management and logistics.
In addition, Dr. Acimovic is also a finalist for the Dantzig Dissertation Prize. This award is conferred by INFORMS and recognizes a thesis that is practice-oriented and requires a letter from the industry partner. There are three finalists, and the winner will be announced at the INFORMS conference on October 6.