Julie Niederhoff

Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Co-director of H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain, Co-director of Harry Salzberg Memorial Program
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Professor Niederhoff is an Associate Professor in the Supply Chain Management department. Her research addresses issues of how individuals make decisions within the supply chain and what effect these have on the efficiencies and profits of the firms. Her work has been published in top research journals such as Management Science and Production and Operations Management as well as featured in articles in The New York Times, Science Daily, and Scientific American.

While at Whitman, Professor Niederhoff has taught courses for undergraduate core providing a first exposure to the field for many students. She's also taught in the undergraduate and graduate electives for students majoring in the course. Professor Niederhoff was nominated for the Meredith Teaching award in 2014 and 2015.
Ph.D., Operations Management, Washington University
Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM 265)
Supply Chain and Logistics Management (SCM 401)
Management Science (SCM 403)

Supply Chain and Operations (MBC 635)
Supply Chain and Logistics Management (SCM 701)
Management Science (SCM 702)
Professor Niederhoff’s research interests focus on the role of individual level human bias in decision making. She uses methodology from experimental economics and behavioral game theory as well as psychology to measure personal preferences and group dynamics. She then measures how those factors influence individual and team performance in supply chain contexts such as contracting, manufacturing, and inventory control in order to better understand the human element of supply chain decision making.


  • Effective and necessary: Individual supplier behavior in revenue sharing and wholesale contracts

    2019 European Journal of Operational Research,277,3,1061-1071, Kouvelis, P.

  • Humans are not machines: impact of queuing design on service time.

    2018 Management Science,64,1,453-473, Shunko, M., Rasokha, Y., Allon, G.

  • Generous, spiteful, or profit maximizing suppliers in the wholesale price contract: A behavioral study

    2016 European Journal of Operational Research,253,2,372-382, Kouvelis, P.

  • Fairness in Selling to the Newsvendor

    2014 Production and Operations Management Journal,23,11,2002-2022, Wu, X.

  • On the benefits of operational flexibility in a distribution network with transshipment

    2011 Omega,39,3,350-361, Yu, D., Tang, S.

  • Using separable programming to solve the multi-product multiple ex-ante constraint newsvendor problem and extensions

    2007 European Journal of Operational Research,176,2,941-955,

  • May 01, 2018

    Whitman Research Award

    Robert H Brethen Operations Management Institute
  • Feb 01, 2017

    Outstanding Reviewer

    Journal of Agricultural Development in Emerging Economies
  • May 05, 2016

    Whitman Research Award

    Robert H Brethen Operations Management Institute
  • Dec 10, 2015

    Oustanding Contribution in Reviewing

    Journal of Operations Management
  • May 05, 2015

    Whitman Research Award

    Robert H Brethen Operations Management Institute
  • May 05, 2014

    Whitman Research Award

    Robert H Brethen Operations Management Institute
  • May 05, 2012

    Whitman Research Award

    Robert H Brethen Operations Management Institute
  • May 05, 2010

    Whitman Research Award

    Robert H Brethen Operations Management Institute
  • The Scariest Part of Halloween: Supply Chains

    October 02, 2023
  • How the Supply Chain Stole Halloween

    October 30, 2021 The New York Times
  • Why Supermarket Lines Are Intentionally Getting Longer

    March 05, 2021 Cheddar
  • Column: How did a 3-year-old pizza get delivered by Instacart?

    November 24, 2020 Los Angeles Times
  • The state of the workforce 2020: covid-19 catalyzes a reckoning

    October 16, 2020 Provisioner Online
  • Grocers are scrambling to face another pandemic panic

    September 28, 2020 Marketplace
  • Get Ready to Stand in Line for a Long Time Once Lockdown Ends

    May 18, 2020 Daily Beast
  • Meat Shortage?

    May 05, 2020 WSYR-AM 570
  • Is there a meat shortage?

    May 05, 2020 Spectrum TV
  • Nation's Food Supply - Meat Shortage?

    May 02, 2020 NBC Nightly News
  • From Farm to Table: Is the Food Supply Chain Breaking?

    April 30, 2020 CNN Podcast - Sanjay Gupta's Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction
  • Amid Meat Supply Disruptions, Consumers Have Options

    April 30, 2020 Consumer Reports
  • Supply Chain Expert: grocery stores will not run out of meat

    April 29, 2020 CNYCentral
  • Meat processing plants have become incubators for coronavirus. Trump reportedly wants to keep them open anyway.

    April 28, 2020 Vox
  • Meat processing plants across the US are closing due to the pandemic. Will consumers feel the impact?

    April 27, 2020 CNN
  • Meat may disappear from store shelves because of supply chain disruption due to COVID-19

    April 27, 2020 Fast Company
  • The Food Chain's Weakest Link: Slaughterhouses

    April 19, 2020 New York Times
  • Meat factories are shutting down across the country: Will there be a shortage of food?

    April 14, 2020 today.com
  • 60% of procurement leaders say lack of transparency is a risk, survey finds

    February 06, 2020 Supply Chain Dive
  • Using Transparency to Enhance Reputation and Manage Business Risk

    February 05, 2020 Harvard Business Review
  • Warehouse distribution centers bring jobs, but lack employee retention, says SU professor

    January 13, 2020 WRVO
  • Secrets of Wait Loss

    November 01, 2019 Chicago Booth Review
  • As U.S. and China Duke It Out in Tariff War, Other Nations Emerge as Winners

    July 31, 2019 The Washington Diplomat
  • Don't Miss This Prime Window for Recruiting

    June 18, 2019 Modern Materials Handling
  • 2019 Productivity Achievement Awards

    March 12, 2019 Supply Chain Management Review
  • Supply Chain Education: Building the Skill Set That Lands the Job

    February 01, 2019 Inbound Logistics
  • Talent possibilities draw Amazon operations center to Nashville

    November 21, 2018 Supply Chain Dive
  • Why Amazon Chose The East Coast For New HQs

    November 14, 2018 WAMC
  • Nashville Chosen for Amazon Operations Hub

    November 14, 2018 Transport Topics
  • How Amazon's HQ2 decision could impact transit

    November 14, 2018 Smart Cities Dive