Muer Yang

Assistant Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management

yangmuer@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4159

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Schulze Hall 427
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ph.D., Operations Management, University of Cincinnati
M.S., P.R. China, Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
B.S., P.R. China, Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management

See publications in UST Research Online

Muer Yang earned his Ph.D. in operations management from the University of Cincinnati.

Yang's research applies novel aspects in simulation and optimization models to the areas of high impact, such as public policies and health care management. In particular, he has examined methods to improve voting operations in terms of equity and efficiency; and he applies simulation models to improve patient flow and staffing levels in hospitals.

His teaching philosophy centers on the translation of knowledge into practical skills that bridge the classroom and the real business environments. He teaches classes at the undergraduate and MBA levels, including operations management and business statistics.

Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
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Fall 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses
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OPMT 310 - 05 Operations Management M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MCH 234
Description of course Operations Management : CRN: 43054
Operations management focuses on planning, coordination and control of activities involved in the transformation of resources into goods and services. This course will examine the concepts and techniques utilized in the mangement of manufacturing and service operations. This course will focus on the strategic use of the tactical tools of operations mangement. Topics covered include the management of process, technology, production, six-sigma quality, inventory, suply chain, workforce, business process improvement and lean management in operating systems. After completing this course, students will have a great appreciation for the strategic power of the operations function and greater knowledge of how effective operations mangement can enable an organization to attain a sustainable competitive advantage. Prerequisites: Junior standing; STAT 220; and MATH 101 or higher; concurrent or previous enrollment in MGMT 305 reccommended

Schedule Details

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OPMT 310 - 10 Operations Management M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 MCH 234
Description of course Operations Management : CRN: 43050
Operations management focuses on planning, coordination and control of activities involved in the transformation of resources into goods and services. This course will examine the concepts and techniques utilized in the mangement of manufacturing and service operations. This course will focus on the strategic use of the tactical tools of operations mangement. Topics covered include the management of process, technology, production, six-sigma quality, inventory, suply chain, workforce, business process improvement and lean management in operating systems. After completing this course, students will have a great appreciation for the strategic power of the operations function and greater knowledge of how effective operations mangement can enable an organization to attain a sustainable competitive advantage. Prerequisites: Junior standing; STAT 220; and MATH 101 or higher; concurrent or previous enrollment in MGMT 305 reccommended

Schedule Details

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Mpls (2011 - present)
  • Instructor, University of Cincinnati - College of Business, Cincinnati (2008 - 2011)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Cincinnati - College of Business, Cincinnati (2006 - 2009)
  • Consultant, Bexcel Management Consultants, Beijing (2006 - 2006)
  • Research Consultant, TNS Marketing Consultancy Co Ltd., Beijing (2005 - 2005)

Professional Memberships
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management
  • Production and Operations Management Society

Professional Service
  • International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), Reviewer
  • INFOR - Information Systems and Operational Research, Reviewer
  • DSI - Decision Sciences Institute, Reviewer

Publications
  • Yang, M., Fry, M. J., & Surlock, C. (forthcoming). The ICU will see you now: Efficient-equitable admission control policies for a surgical ICU with batch arrivals. IIE Transactions, (47)(6), pp. 586-599
  • Yang, M., Wang, X., & Xu, N. (forthcoming). A robust voting machine allocation model to reduceextreme waiting. Omega - The International Journal of Management Science,
  • Kumar, S., Yang, M., & Strike, D. (2015). Assessing effect of global inventory planning with enterprise-wide information for a large manufacturer. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, (34), pp. 34-42
  • Wang, X., Yang, M., & Fry, M. J. (2015). Efficiency and equity tradeoffs in voting machine allocation problems. Journal of Operational Research Society, pp. 1-7
  • Yang, M., Fry, M. J., Kelton, W. D., & Allen, T. T. (2014). Improving voting systems through service operations management. Production and Operations Management, (23)(7), pp. 1083-1097
  • Yang, M., Allen, T. T., Fry, M. J., & Kelton, W. D. (2013). The call for equity: Simulation-optimization models to minimize the range of waiting times. IIE Transactions, (45)(7), pp. 781-795
  • Yang, M., Fry, M. J., Raikhelkar, J., Chin, C., Anyanwu, A., Brand, J., & Scurlock, C. (2013). A model to create an efficient and equitable admission policy for patients arriving to the cardiothoracic intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine, (41)(2), pp. 414-422
  • Yang, M., & Sun, J. (2008). A VAR control scheme for multivariate autocorrelated observations. Application of Statistics and Management, (27)(2), pp. 298-303
  • Yang, M. (2005). Tips for Excel 2003/XP. (written case with instructional material)
  • Yang, M. (2005). Advanced cases for Excel 2003/XP. (written case with instructional material)

Books and Chapters
  • Fry, M. J., & Yang, M. (2013). Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. In James J. Cochran (Ed.), Using OR to overcome challenges in implementing new voting technologies (pp. 1-8).
  • Jing, S., Wang, S., & Yang, M. (2013). Process capability analyses. Tsinghua University Press

Research Interests
  • Health Care
  • Public Policy
  • Operations
  • Simulation

Presentations