Provides a fundamental understanding of manufacturing and service operations and their role in the organization. Surveys a wide range of operations topics, including process flow analysis, supply chain management, capacity planning, facilities location, and total quality management. Deals with these topics through a managerial, applications-oriented perspective. The course is integrative in nature, emphasizing the fit and relationship of operations with other functions of the firm.
Professor Leshno teaches the MBA core class Operations Management and the PhD class Foundations of Optimization. His primary research interest is in market design and matching markets. This research uses mathematical modeling, game theory, algorithms and optimization tools to improve allocation methods. Examples include school choice algorithms and assignment of public housing.