Research Interests

Procurement and inventory management. Design and manufacturing outsourcing. Supply contract negotiations. Resource management. Role of population in economic growth.

Stochastic models. Dynamic decision making. Negotiation games. Data-integrated decision making.


P44 Q. Feng, Z. Jiang, J. Liu, J. G. Shanthikumar, Y. Yang. 2024. The Operational Data Analytics (ODA) for Service Speed Design. Forthcoming in Management Science.

P43 L. Chu, Q. Feng, J. G. Shanthikumar, Z-J. Shen, J. Wu. 2024. Solving the Price-Setting Newsvendor Problem with Parametric Operational Data Analytics (ODA). Forthcoming in Management Science.

P42 Q. Feng, L. Li J. G. Shanthikumar. 2024. The Effect of Supply Uncertainty on Dynamic Procurement and Pricing Strategies under Lost Sales. Production and Operations Management. 33(1) 108-127.

P41 T. Fan, Q. Feng, Y. Li, J. G. Shanthikumar, Y. Wu. 2024. Subsidy design for producers in a fragmented market. Management Science 70(3) 1448-1464.

P40 Q. Feng, J. G. Shanthikumar. 2023. The framework of parametric and non-parametric Operational Data Analytics (ODA). Production and Operations Management. 32(9) 2685-2703.

P39 Q. Feng, J. George Shanthikumar. 2022. Developing operations management data analytics. Production and Operations Management. 31(4) 4544-4557.

P38 Q. Feng, C. Li, M. Lu, J. George Shanthikumar. 2022. Dynamic substitution for selling multiple products under supply and demand uncertainties. Production and Operations Management 31(4) 1645-1662.

P37 Q. Feng, J. George Shanthikumar. 2022. Applications of stochastic orders and stochastic functions in inventory and pricing problems. Production and Operations Management. 31(4) 1433-1453.

P36 Q. Feng, Y. Li, J. George Shanthikumar. 2022. Negotiations in competing supply chains: The Kalai-Smorodinsky bargaining solution. Management Science. 68(8) 5557-635.

P35 Q. Feng, J. George Shanthikumar, M. Xue. 2022. Consumer choice models and estimation: A review and extension. Production and Operations Management. 31(2) 847-867.

P34 Q. Feng, C. Li, M. Lu, J. George Shanthikumar. 2022. Implementing environmental and social responsibility programs in supply networks through multi-Unit bilateral negotiation. Management Science. 68(4)2579-2599.

P33 A. Bensoussan, Q. Feng, S. P. Sethi. 2022. Integrating equipment investment strategy with maintenance operations under uncertain failures. Annals of Operations Research. 317 353–386.

P32 Q. Feng, Z. Ma, Z. Mao, J. George Shanthikumar. 2021. Multi-stage supply chain with production uncertainty. Production and Operations Management. 30(4) 921-940.

P31 Q. Feng, Y. Li, J. George Shanthikumar. 2020. Competitive revenue management with sequential bargaining. Production and Operations Management. 29(5) 1307-1324.

P30 Q. Feng, S. Luo, J. George Shanthikumar. 2020. Integrating dynamic pricing with inventory decisions under lost sales. Management Science. 66(5) 2232-2247.

P29 X. Gan, Q. Feng, S. P. Sethi. 2019. Sourcing contract under countervailing incentives. Production and Operations Management. 28(10) 2486-2499.

P28 Q. Feng, Z. Jia, J. George Shanthikumar. 2019. Dynamic multisourcing with dependent supplies. Management Science. 65(6) 2445-2945.

P27 Q. Feng, J. George Shanthikumar. 2018. How research in production and operations management may evolve in the era of Big Data. Production and Operations Management. 27(9) 1670-1684.

P26 Q. Feng, J. George Shanthikumar. 2018. Arrangement increasing resource allocation. Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability. 20 935-955.

P25 Q. Feng, J. George Shanthikumar. 2018. Posted pricing versus bargaining in sequential selling process. Operations Research. 66(1) 92-103.

P24 Q. Feng, J. George Shanthikumar. 2018. Supply and demand functions in inventory models. Operations Research. 66(1) 77-91.

P23 G. Berenguer, Q. Feng, J. George Shanthikumar, L. Xu. 2017. The effects of subsidies on increasing consumption through for-profit and not-for-profit newsvendors. Production and Operations Management. 26(6) 1191–1206.

P22 A. Bensoussan. Q. Feng, S. Luo, S. P. Sethi. 2016. Evaluating long-term service performance under short-term forecast updates . International Journal of Production Research. 54(17) 5236-5249.

P21 B. T. Erciyes, Q. Feng, W. Chen. 2016. Dual sourcing under random supply capacities: The role of the slow supplier. Production and Operations Management. 25(7) 1232-1244.

P20 W. Chen, Q. Feng, S. Seshadri. 2015. Inventory-based dynamic pricing with costly price adjustment. Production and Operations Management. 24(4) 732-749.

P19 Q. Feng, G. Lai, L. X. Lu. 2015. Dynamic bargaining in a supply chain with asymmetric demand information. Management Science. 61(2) 301-315.

P18 Q. Feng, S. Lou, D. Zhang. 2014. Dynamic inventory-pricing control under backorder: demand estimation and policy optimization. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 16(1) 149-160.

P17 Q. Feng, L. X. Lu. 2013. The role of contract negotiation and industry structure in production outsourcing. Production and Operations Management. 22(5) 1299-1319.

P16 Q. Feng, L. X. Lu. 2013. Supply chain contracting under competition: bilateral bargaining vs. Stackelberg. Production and Operations Management. 22(3) 661-675.

P15 C. Santos, T. Gonzalez, H. Li, K.-Y. Chen, D. Beyer, S. Biligi, Q. Feng, R. Kumar, S. Jain, R. Ramanujan, A. Zhang. 2013. HP Enterprise Services uses optimization for resource planning. Interfaces. 43 (2) 152-169.

P14 W. Chen, Q. Feng, S. Seshadri. 2013. Sourcing from suppliers with random yield for price-dependent demand. Annals of Operations Research. 208(1) 557-579.

P13 Q. Feng, L. X. Lu. 2012. The strategic perils of low-cost outsourcing. Management Science. 58(6) 1196-1210.

P12 Q. Feng, R. Shi. 2012. Sourcing from multiple suppliers for price-dependent demands. Production and Operations Management. 21(3) 547-563.

P11 M. Cakanyıldırım, Q. Feng, X. Gan, S. P. Sethi. 2012. Contracting and coordination under asymmetric production cost information. Production and Operations Management. 21(2)345-260.

P10 Q. Feng. 2010. Integrating dynamic pricing and replenishment decisions under supply capacity uncertainty. Management Science. 56(12) 2154-2172.

P9 A. Bensoussan, Q. Feng, S. P. Sethi. 2010. Achieving a long-term service target with short-term demand signals: a newsvendor framework. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 13(1) 73-88.

P8 J.Ward, B. Zhang, S. Jain, C. Fry, T. Olavson, H. Mishal, J. Amaral, D. Beyer, A. Brecht, B. Cargille, R. Chadinha, K. Chou, G. DeNyse, Q. Feng, C. Padovani, S. Raj, K. Sunderbruch, R. Tarjan, K. Venkatraman, J. Woods, J. Zhou. 2010. HP transforms product portfolio management with operations research. 40(1) 17-32. (2009 Edelman Award)

P7 A. Bensoussan, M.Cakanyıldırım, Q. Feng, S. P. Sethi. 2009. Optimal ordering policies for stochastic inventory problems with observed information delays. Production and Operations Management. 18(5) 546-559.

P6 Q. Feng, V. S. Mookerjee, S. P. Sethi. 2008. Application development using modifiable off-the-shelf software. Production and Operations Management. 17(2) 162-174.

P5 K. J. Arrow, A. Bensoussan, Q. Feng, S. P. Sethi. 2007. Optimal savings and the value of population. Proceedings of National Academy of Science. 104(47) 18421-18426.

P4 Q. Feng, S. P. Sethi, H. Yan, H. Zhang. 2006. Are base-stock policies optimal in inventory problems with multiple delivery modes? Operations Research. 54(4) 801-807.

P3 Q. Feng, S. P. Sethi, H. Yan, H. Zhang. 2006. Optimality and nonoptimality of the base-stock policy in inventory problems with multiple delivery modes. Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization. 2(1) 19-42.

P2 Q. Feng, V. S. Mookerjee, S. P. Sethi. 2005. Optimal policies for sizing and timing of software maintenance projects. European Journal of Operational Research. 1731047-1066.

P1 Q. Feng, G. Gallego, S. P. Sethi, H. Yan, H. Zhang. 2005. A periodic review inventory model with three procurement modes and forecast updates. Journal of Optimization Theory & Applications. 124(1) 137-155.

Book Chapters

B4 Q. Feng, J. G. Shanthikumar. 2016. Not-for-profit operations management. Routledge Companion for Production and Operations Management, edited by Sushil Gupta and Martin Starr, Chapter 27.

B3 Q. Feng, L. X. Lu. 2011. Outsourcing design to Asia: ODM practices. Managing Supply Chains on the Silk Road: Strategy, Performance and Risk, edited by C¸ . Haksoz, S. Seshadri, A. V. Iyer.

B2 Q. Feng, S. P. Sethi. 2010. Procurement flexibility under price uncertainty. Handbook on Innovative Quick Response Programs in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, edited by T.C. Edwin Cheng, Tsan-Ming Choi. Springer.

B1 K. J. Arrow, A. Bensoussan, Q. Feng, S. P. Sethi. 2010. The genuine saving criterion and the value of population in an economy with endogenous population changes. Optimal Control of Age-structured Populations in Economy, Demography, and the Environment. (Taylor & Francis Series “Environmental Economics”) Monograph edited by R. Boucekkine, N. Hritonenko, Y. Yatsenko. Routledge, Taylor & Francis, UK.


1. United States 7958037: Method and apparatus for product selection (Co-inventors: Julie Ward Drew and Bin Zhang). Published in June 2011.

2. United States 8533016: System and method for selecting a portfolio (Co-inventors: Julie Ward Drew and Bin Zhang). Published in September 2013

3. United States 8639551: Method and system for workforce related resource planning (Co-inventors: Cipriano Santos and Dirk Beyer). Published in January 2014