Janine Sanders

Assistant Professor, DSCI / Ops Supply Chain Mgmt

sand8871@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4158

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 470E
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ph.D., Operations Management, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management
M.S., Industrial Administration, Purdue University - Krannert Graduate School of Management
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Ohio University

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Janine Sanders Jones is an assistant professor in operations and supply chain management. She worked as an industrial engineer and process engineer for Merck & Co. before joining academia. Currently, her research interests include quality management, process management and organizational culture. Her work has been published in Decision Sciences Journal and International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education. She currently teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including Introduction to Operations Management, Business Statistics and Operations Strategy.

Jones has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Ohio University, an M.S. in industrial administration from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in business administration with a concentration in operations management from the University of Minnesota.

Fall 2014 Courses
Fall 2014 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
OPMT 600 - 111 Stat.Methods for Dec. Making - T - R - - - 1515 - 1645 SCH 127
Description of course Stat.Methods for Dec. Making : CRN: 42844
This course provides students with a basic understanding of the role of statistics in the gathering of data, the creation of information and its use in decision-making. Students will learn methods for summarizing data, both numerically and graphically, and for drawing conclusions from sample data. Statistical analyses will be carried out using the computer and statistical software. The focus of the course is on how statistical methods can be placed on the design of statistical studies, collection of data, and the interpretation of results (rather than the details of computation). Prerequisite: None

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
OPMT 600 - 112 Stat.Methods for Dec. Making - T - R - - - 1330 - 1500 SCH 127
Description of course Stat.Methods for Dec. Making : CRN: 42845
This course provides students with a basic understanding of the role of statistics in the gathering of data, the creation of information and its use in decision-making. Students will learn methods for summarizing data, both numerically and graphically, and for drawing conclusions from sample data. Statistical analyses will be carried out using the computer and statistical software. The focus of the course is on how statistical methods can be placed on the design of statistical studies, collection of data, and the interpretation of results (rather than the details of computation). Prerequisite: None

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J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
OPMT 480 - 01 Op Strategy w/Integ Strategy - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MCH 111
Description of course Op Strategy w/Integ Strategy : CRN: 22106
This course is the capstone course for majors in operations management.This integrative course in Operations Strategy has a strong managerial focus on the operating decisions that can impact a firm's profitability in various manufacturing and service sectors. It serves as an integrator for the courses that had preceded it by giving students the opportunity to incorporate and refine the knowledge and skills developed in previous coursework. This course utilizes real-life cases, and projects to understand managerial issues in operations and to develop a strategic perspective in the decision making process. Offered spring semester Prerequisites: Senior standing; BETH 301, OPMT 320 and 350; and concurrent or prior enrollment in OPMT 330.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
OPMT 480 - 02 Op Strategy w/Integ Strategy - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 111
Description of course Op Strategy w/Integ Strategy : CRN: 22107
This course is the capstone course for majors in operations management.This integrative course in Operations Strategy has a strong managerial focus on the operating decisions that can impact a firm's profitability in various manufacturing and service sectors. It serves as an integrator for the courses that had preceded it by giving students the opportunity to incorporate and refine the knowledge and skills developed in previous coursework. This course utilizes real-life cases, and projects to understand managerial issues in operations and to develop a strategic perspective in the decision making process. Offered spring semester Prerequisites: Senior standing; BETH 301, OPMT 320 and 350; and concurrent or prior enrollment in OPMT 330.

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Minneapolis (2007 - present)
  • Instructor, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (2006 - 2007)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (2003 - 2004)
  • Senior Manufacturing Supervisor, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point (2000 - 2002)
  • Project Process Engineer, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point (1998 - 1999)
  • Project Industrial Engineer, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point (1997 - 1998)

Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Management
  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • National Black MBA Association

Professional Service
  • Journal of Operations Management, Reviewer

Public Service
  • Minneapolis Public Schools Business Case Competition Judge, Member
  • Connections to Independence Youth Initiative Board of Directors, Board Member
  • Center for Community Development/KMOJ Radio Station, Board Member

Major Works
  • Sanders, J., & Lindermann, K. (2014). Process management, innovation, and efficiency performance: The moderating effect of competitive intensity. Business Process Management Journal, (20)(2), pp. 335-358
  • Naor, M., Sanders, J., Bernardes, E. S., Goldstein, S. M., & Schroeder, R. (2013). The culture-effectiveness link in a manufacturing context: A resource-based view perspective. Journal of World Business, (49)(3), p.11
  • Sanders, J., White, S. W., & Olson, J. R. (2013). University of St. Thomas uses AHP to grow operations management major. International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, (5)(2), pp. 130-153
  • Linderman, K., Schroeder, R., & Sanders, J. (2010). A knowledge framework underlying process management. Decision Sciences, (41)(4), pp. 689-719

Research Interests
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations
  • Quality Management

Awards and Honors
  • The PhD Project Management Doctoral Student Association, 2006
  • Carlson School of Management, 2006
  • Carlson School of Management, 2006
  • Carlson School of Management, 2005
  • University of Minnesota Graduate School, 2005
  • Juran Center for Leadership in Quality Fellowship Award, 2004
  • Carlson School of Management, 2003
  • University of Minnesota Graduate School, 2002
  • Carlson School of Management, 2002
  • National Black MBA Association, Inc. Twin Cities Chapter, 2004
  • Carlson School of Management, 2004
  • Academy of Management OM Division Doctoral Student Consortium, 2005
  • Juran Center for Leadership in Quality Doctoral Award, 2005

Presentations
  • "The culture-effectiveness linkage: Looking through resource-based view lens in a manufacturing arena" Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX, August 01, 2011
  • "An empirical examination of the linkage between organizational culture, process management, and plant performance" Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, November 01, 2008
  • "Defining and measuring the elements of process management" Decision Sciences Institute, San Antonio, Texas, November 01, 2006
  • "Process management and plant performance: A configuration approach" Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, California, November 01, 2005
  • "Process management and plant performance: A configuration approach" Academy of Management, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 01, 2005
  • "The impact of plant cultural differences on quality management: A conceptual model" Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, November 01, 2004