Dr. Festus Olorunniwo




Office:  AWC J403  

Phone:  615-963-7299 

Email:   folorunniwo@tnstate.edu

Personal Academic Credentials Research    
Curriculum Vitae



Festus Olorunniwo  is a Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Business Administration department at Tennessee State University, USA. He received his Doctorate degree in Operations Research (Management Science) from the University of Texas at Austin, and MS in Industrial Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University. His research and consulting interests are in supply chain management (supplier relationship management and reverse logistics), service and manufacturing operations (including use of applications of optimization techniques in their design and operation), and management of quality. He has consulted for several companies in Tennessee, Singapore, Malawi, Ukraine, and Nigeria. Twice a Consultant to United Nations Development Program, he has also published over 90 research articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings.

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Academic Credentials

Ph.D.  (1981)  Operations Research (Management Science), University of Texas at Austin
M.S.  (1978)  Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
B.S.  (1972)  Mechanical Engineering, University of Lagos

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Refereed Journal Articles

Fan, C., Olorunniwo, F. O., Jolayemi, J., & Li, X. “  A Characterization of Lower-Tier Supplier Visibility Practices”   Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, (in press, 2013).

Lukosius, V., Pennington, B., & Olorunniwo, F. (2013).  “ How Students' Perception of Support Systems Affect Intentions To Transfer Out or Drop Out of College ”,   Review of J. of Higher Education and Self-Learning, 6 (18), 189-207.

Olorunniwo, F. O., Jolayemi, J., Fan, C., & Li, X., “  Lower-Tier Visibility in Supplier Relationship Management: Issues and Industry Perspectives ”,  Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, (in press, 2013).

Li, X., Olorunniwo, F., Jolayemi, J., & Fan, C., “ Re-examining the structure of supplier stratification matrix: a focus on differential value and relationship,   International Journal of Procurement Management, (in press, 2013).

Olorunniwo, F. O. & Jolayemi, J. (in press, 2013), “ Using supplier selection sub-criteria: selected illustrative demographic analyses,   International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modeling

Olorunniwo, F.O. and X. Li, “Deadly Sins’ in Reverse Logistics: Management Solutions that Work,”Journal of NIIE, 3, 12-24, 2012.

Pennington, J.B., Olorunniwo, F.O. and Montgomery, M.J., “Time Management Practices Across All College Students’ Classifications – Impact on Persistence,Review of Higher Education and Self-Learning – RHESL Volume 4, Issue 12, pp. 1-18, 2011.

Olorunniwo, F.O. and X. Li, “An Overview of Some Reverse Logistics Practices in the United States,”Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, 12(3), 2-9, 2011.

Pennington, J.B and Olorunniwo, F.O., “Impact of College Freshmen’s Time Management on Performance”, Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 64-78, 2010

Olorunniwo, F.O. and X. Li; “Information Sharing and Collaboration Practices in Reverse Logistics”, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. Vol 15 No 6, pp. 454-462, 2010

Li, X., and Olorunniwo, F. O.; “An exploration of reverse logistics practices in three companies”, Supply Chain Management – An International Journal; 13/5 2008, pp 381-386

Olorunniwo, F. O., and Hsu, M., “An Investigation of Customer Experiences with Professional Services”,  Services Marketing Quarterly, Vol. 29(2), 2008pp 79-92

Olorunniwo, F.O., Hsu, M.; “Typology Analysis of Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Behavioral Intentions in Mass Services”, Managing Service Quality; Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 106-123(March 2006).

Olorunniwo, F. O., Hsu, M. and Udo, G. J.; “Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Behavioral Intentions in the Service Factory”; Journal of Services Marketing, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp 59-72 (March 2006)

Jolayemi, J. K. and Olorunniwo, F. O., “A Deterministic Model for Planning Production Activities in a Multi-Plant, Multi-Warehouse Environment with Extensible Capacities”; International Journal of Production Economics 87 (2004) pp 99-113.

Olorunniwo, F.O., Hsu, M.K., and Udo, G. J., “Operationalizing the Service Quality Construct: The Case of the Lodging Industry”, Services Marketing Quarterly, Vol. 24(4), 2003pp 57-76

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