BU Logo



Published Research

Active Research



Willems photo Sean P. Willems

Associate Professor of Operations and Technology Management
Boston University School of Management
Boston, MA 02215

phone:  617-353-2287
fax:  617-353-4098
email:  willems 'at' bu.edu



Ph.D. , MIT Sloan School, 1999
S.M. , MIT Operations Research Center, 1996
B.S.E. , Wharton School, 1993

Research Interests

Dr. Willems’ develops model-driven supply chain management tools. This includes inventory placement in supply chains, configuring new product supply chains, and setting service levels for multiple customer segments. His multi-echelon inventory research has been a finalist with Hewlett Packard (in 2003) and Procter & Gamble (in 2010) for the Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences. His work on extending the guaranteed service model of inventory placement to accommodate review periods was a finalist (in 2006) and non-stationary demand was a winner (in 2008) for the Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice.