Kyle Goldschmidt

Assistant Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 443D
Minneapolis, MN 55403

B.A., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science
M.B.A., Supply Chain Management, The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business
Ph.D., Supply Chain and Information Systems, The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business

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Kyle H. Goldschmidt received his Ph.D. in supply chain and information systems from the Pennsylvania State University; his M.B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University; and his B.E. in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests lie in the field of strategic supply chain management, with a focus on the impact of supply chain disruptions on managerial decisions. He teaches decision analysis, operations management and quality management courses at the undergraduate level.

Fall 2017 Courses
Fall 2017 Courses
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OPMT 320 - 01 Decision Analysis - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 TMH 253
Description of course Decision Analysis : CRN: 42998
This course is focused on developing the quantitative, analytical skills needed to gain insight into the resolution of practical business problems. Students will learn how to analyze and solve management problems using spreadsheet-based methods. Specific methods of clarifying objectives, developing alternatives, addressing tradeoffs, and conducting a defensible quantitative analysis will be presented. Topics include spreadsheet modeling, linear programming, transportation modeling, decision analysis, project management, and simulation. Students will also be introduced to building decision support models using Visual Basic Applications (VBA). Prerequisites: Junior standing, OPMT 310, STAT 220, MATH 101 or higher, CISC 200 (may be taken concurrently)
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J-Term 2018 Courses
J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses
Spring 2018 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
OPMT 320 - 01 Decision Analysis - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 TMH 253
Description of course Decision Analysis : CRN: 21953 4 Credit Hours
This course is focused on developing the quantitative, analytical skills needed to gain insight into the resolution of practical business problems. Students will learn how to analyze and solve management problems using spreadsheet-based methods. Specific methods of clarifying objectives, developing alternatives, addressing tradeoffs, and conducting a defensible quantitative analysis will be presented. Topics include spreadsheet modeling, linear programming, transportation modeling, decision analysis, project management, and simulation. Students will also be introduced to building decision support models using Visual Basic Applications (VBA). Prerequisites: Junior standing, OPMT 310, STAT 220, MATH 101 or higher.
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OPMT 330 - 01 Quality Management - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MCH 116
Description of course Quality Management : CRN: 21954 4 Credit Hours
This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices of quality management. The course focuses on the application of quality philosophies and quality tools in both manufacturing and service organizations. The course will provide practice in using the tools and techniques of quality such as Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Quality Function Deployment (QFD). Modern approaches to quality management such as the Baldrige criteria, ISO certification, and Six-Sigma programs will be included, as well as the philosophies of quality pioneers such as Deming and Juran. Prerequisite: OPMT 310
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul / Minneapollis (2014 - present)
  • Research Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business, University Park (2009 - 2013)
  • Instructor, The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business, University Park (2011 - 2012)
  • Co-Founder, Halare, Inc, Pittsburgh (2008 - 2010)
  • Teaching Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business, University Park (2007 - 2009)
  • Procurement Leadership Development Program Intern, Johnson and Johnson, (2008 - 2008)
  • Teaching and Sports Coaching Program Manager, African Impact, Livingstone (2006 - 2007)
  • Product Development Engineer, Ford Motor Company, (2002 - 2006)

Professional Memberships
  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
  • Production and Operations Management Society

Publications
  • Goldschmidt, K., & Kumar, S. (forthcoming). Reducing the cost of humanitarian operations through disaster preparation and preparedness. Annals of Operations Research,
  • Goldschmidt, K., & Kumar, S. (2016). Humanitarian operations and crisis/disaster management: A retrospective review of the literature and framework for development. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, (20), pp. 1-13
  • Trappler, M., Popovitch, C. A., Goldschmidt, M., Goldschmidt, K., & Risbon, R. E. (2014). Scrotal tumors in dogs: A retrospective study of 676 cases (1986-2010). The Canadian Veterinary Journal, (55)(1), pp. 1229-1233
  • Goldschmidt, K., Harrison, T. P., Holtry, M., & Reeh, J. (2013). Sustainable procurement: Integrating classroom learning with university sustainability programs. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, (11)(3), pp. 279-294

Books and Chapters
  • Goldschmidt, K. (2015). Tumors in Domestic Animals. In D. J. Meuten (Ed.), Epithelial and melanocytic tumors of the skin. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc

Research Interests
  • Supply Chain Risk and Disruptions

  • Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management


Awards and Honors
  • Couloucoundis Prize, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • Excellence in Graduate Recruitment, Smeal Ph.D., 2010
  • Instructional Innovation Award, Opus College of Business, 2016
  • Instructional Innovation Award, Opus College of Business, 2017
  • M&T Executive Panel Case Competition Runner Up, 2008
  • New Venture Championship Semifinalist, University of Oregon, 2009
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification, 2004
  • Solar Car Team Lead Chasis Engineer, University of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • Stuart Clark Venture Challenge Semifinalist, University of Manitoba, 2009
  • Summer Research Award, Opus College of Business, 2015
  • Summer Research Award, Opus College of Business, 2016
  • Summer Research Award, Opus College of Business, 2017

Presentations
  • "Product review influence on producer decision making" POMS Annual Conference, January 01, 2017
  • "Supply base diversification in the presence of high impact, low probability supply disruptions" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Orlando, Florida, May 01, 2016
  • "Supply base diversification in the presence of high impact, low probability supply disruptions" INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 01, 2015
  • "An experimental investigation on the impact of feedback on quality management" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Washington, District of Columbia, May 01, 2015
  • "Supply base diversification in the presence of high impact, low probability supply disruptions" OCB Research Forum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2015
  • "Supply base diversification in the presence of high impact, low probability supply disruptions" INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, San Francisco, California, November 01, 2014
  • "Sourcing strategy and high impact low probability disruption response: Theory and experiment" INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, August 01, 2013
  • "Sourcing strategy and high impact low probability disruption response: Theory and experiment." DSI - Decision Sciences Institute, August 01, 2013
  • "Improving humanitarian operations through implementation of partnerships and coordination of humanitarian aid" DSI - Decision Sciences Institute, August 01, 2012