Hokey Min, Ph.D.
James R. Good Chair
Dr. Min holds the James R. Good Chair of Global Strategy professorship. His areas of expertise include supply chain management (including logistics, purchasing and operations management), information technology, hospitality management, and global strategy. Dr. Min’s current research involves global supply chain security, maritime logistics, reverse logistics, sustainable supply chain management, and global sourcing strategy. Plus, through recent federal grants, he has just started working on minority trucking and the regional economic ramifications of the Detroit metro area’s intermodal transportation network.
This supply chain professor has published extensively, with nearly 140 research articles in refereed academic journals. Some of Dr. Min’s published articles are the most widely cited papers in his fields. He also will be completing a text on supply chain management next summer.
Besides valuable research, Dr. Min has also had years of experience in training high-level executives and managers. In his classrooms, he brings a lot of real-world examples and cases based on years of experience working on real-world projects (nearly 50 different projects) through research and consulting. “I also work closely with the business community through my heavy involvement in practitioner-oriented professional organizations,” explains Dr. Min.
When asked why he became a professor, Dr. Min responded, “I love to stand before large crowds and have a passion for teaching and doing research. Also, I would like to fill my never-ending intellectual curiosity through scholarly endeavors. Furthermore, working with younger people makes feel ‘forever young.’”
A book that Dr. Min recommends that all business students read is an old book written by the Chinese military strategist named Sonju. The title of the book is “Art of War.” “From his book, you can learn a lot about (business) strategy.”
On a personal note about his travels, Dr. Min says the most interesting place he has visited is a small town in South Korea near Seoul where his ancestors’ shrines have been preserved for centuries. He reflects, “I can have a glimpse of my ancestors’ lifestyles by looking at some artifacts and their political accomplishments by reading their epitaphs. Since I accompanied my only child with me for that visit, I had a chance to show him where our roots were and how our own forefathers could be our role models. The signs of their hard work and good deeds when they were alive often inspire me to keep working harder and smarter.”
Ph.D., Management Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (December, 1987)
M.A., Management Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (December, 1986)
M.S., Business Administration, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina (August, 1982)
M.B.A., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (August, 1980)
B.A., Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea (February, 1978)
Certified as an Executive Professional Logistician (P. Log) by the Canadian Professional Logistics Institute.
2006 – Present, James R. Good Chair in Global Supply Chain Strategy, Department of Management, College of Business Administration, Bowling Green State University
2003 – 2006, Distinguished University Scholar and the Founding Director of UPS Center for Worldwide Supply Chain Management and Center for Supply Chain Workforce Development at the University of Louisville
1998 – 2003, Executive Director/Founding Director of the Logistics and Distribution Institute, University of Louisville
1992 – 1998, Associate Professor of Logistics and Operations Management, Department of Marketing and Logistics, College of Business, Auburn University, Alabama
1989 – 1992, Assistant of Professor of Operations and Logistics Management, Department of Management Science, College of Business Administration, Northeastern University, Boston
1987 – 1989, Assistant Professor of Operations and Systems Management, Department of Management, College of Business Administration, University of New Orleans, New Orleans
Certificate of Appreciation Award in the 2004 Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity
Most Outstanding Research Faculty Award for the 2005-2006 period in the College of Business Administration at the University of Louisville
Min, Hokey and Ko, Hyun-Jeung, “The Dynamic Design of a Reverse Logistics Network from the Perspective of Third-Party Logistics Service Providers.” International Journal of Production Economics, in press.
Min, Hokey, and Joo, Seong Jong, “Evaluating the Comparative Efficiency of e-Tailing Ventures using Data Envelopment Analysis.” International Journal of Electronic Business, in press.
Min, Hokey, Ko, Chang Seong, and Ko, Hyun-Jeung, “Managing Product Returns in Customer Centric e-Tail Environments.” International Journal of Services Technology and Management, in press.
Min, Hokey and Yu, Vincent, “Reengineering Call Center Operations using Simulation.” International Journal of Services Technology and Management, in press.
Melachrinoudis, Emanuel and Min, Hokey, “The Hybrid Queuing and Bi-objective Integer Programming Model for Scheduling Front-line Employees in a Retail Organization.” International Journal of Services Technology and Management, in press.
Shin, Dooyoung and Min, Hokey, “Assuring Quality at the Source with Varying Worker Skills: Economic Justifications of the On-line Repair Policy.” International Journal of Services and Operations Management, in press.
Min, Hokey and Park, Byung In, "A Hybrid Simulation and Data Envelopment Analysis Approach to Measuring Capacity Utilization and Throughput Efficiency of Container Terminals." International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, forthcoming.
Min, Hokey, Min, Hyesung, and Joo, Seong Jong, “A Data Envelopment Analysis-based Balanced Scorecard for Measuring the Comparative Efficiency of Korean Luxury Hotels.” International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, forthcoming.
Min, Hokey, Min, Hyesung, and Joo, Seong Jong, “A Data Envelopment Analysis to Assessing the Competitiveness of Korean Hotels,” The Service Industry Journal, forthcoming.
Sohn, Younghwan, and Min, Hokey, “The Real-time Battery System Aided by Remotely-Piloted Vehicles for Attacking Multiple Moving Targets.” International Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 4, No. 5, (2009), forthcoming.
Min, Hokey, Min, Hyesung, Joo, Seong Jong, and Kim, Joungman, “Evaluating the Financial Performances of Korean Luxury Hotels using Data Envelopment Analysis.” The Service Industries Journal, Vol. 29, No.4, (2009), forthcoming.
Min, Hokey and Yu, Vincent, “Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment: Demand Planning in Supply Chain Management.” International Journal of Information Technology and Management, Vol. 7, No. 1, (2008): 4-20.
Min, Hokey, Caltagirone, John, and Serpico, Andrea, “Life after a Dot-Com Bubble.” International Journal of Information Technology and Management, Vol. 7, No. 1, (2008): 21-35.
Min, Hokey, Min, Hyesung, Joo, Seong Jong, and Kim, Joungman, “A Data Envelopment Analysis for Establishing the Financial Benchmark of Korean Hotels.” International Journal of Services and Operations Management, Vol. 4, No.2, (2008): 201-217.
Ko, Chang Seong, Min, Hokey, and Ko, Hyun-Jeung, “The Determination of Cutoff Time for Express Courier Services: A Genetic Algorithm Approach.” International Transactions in Operational Research, Vol. 14, No. 2, (2007): 159-177.
Melachrinoudis, Emanuel, Ilhan, Ahmet, and Min, Hokey, “A Dial-a-Ride Problem for Client Transportation in a Health-Care Organization.” Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 34, No. 3, (2007): 742-759.
Melachrinoudis, Emanuel and Min, Hokey, “Redesigning a Warehouse Network.” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 176, No. 1, (2007): 210-229.
Min, Hokey, Ko, Hyun-Jeung, and Lim, Chin-Soo, “A Decision Support Approach to Designing the Inland Logistics Network in China.” Journal of Transportation Management, Vol. 18, No. 1, (2007): 66-79.
Min, Hokey, “Examining Sources of Warehouse Employee Turnover.” International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Vol. 37, No. 5, (2007): 375-388.
Min, Hokey and Park, Byung In, "Evaluating the Inter-temporal Efficiency Trends of International Container Terminals using Data Envelopment Analysis." International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, Vol. 1, No. 3, (2005): 258-277. Republished in Compendium on Congestion: Issues and Analyses across Mode compiled by U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington DC: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, (May 2007), pp. 99-118.
Min, Hokey, Ko, Hyun-Jeung, and Park, Byung-In, “A Lagrangian Relaxation Heuristic for Solving a Multi-echelon, Multi-commodity, Closed-loop Supply Chain Network Design Problem.” International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Vol. 1, No. 4, (2005):382-404.
Melachrinoudis, Emanuel, Messac, Achille, and Min, Hokey, “Consolidating a Warehouse Network: A Physical Programming Approach.” International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 97, No. 1, (2005): 1-17.
Min, Hokey and Min, Hyesung, “A Comparative Evaluation of Hotel Service Quality from a Managerial Perspective.” Journal of Hospitality and Leisure Marketing, Vol. 13, No. ¾, (2005): 53-77.
Min, Hokey, Zhou, Gengui, Gen, Mitsuo, and Cao, Zhenyu, “A Genetic Algorithm Approach to the Balanced Allocation of Customers to Multiple Warehouses with Varying Capacities.” International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, Vol. 8, No. 3, (2005): 181-192.
Min, Hokey and Emam, Ahmed, “A Data Mining Approach to Formulating a Successful Purchasing Negotiation Strategy.” In Organizational Data Mining: Leveraging Enterprise Data Resources for Optimal Performance, edited by H.R. Nemati and Christopher D. Barko, Hersey, PA: Idea Group Inc., (2004): 109-124.
Zhou, Gengui, Min, Hokey, and Gen, Mitsuo, “The Allocation of Customers to Capacitated Primary and Secondary Warehouses: A Genetic Algorithm Approach.” Applications of Management Sciences: Supply Chain Management, Vol. 11, (2004): 149-162.
Min, Hokey and Guo, Jijian, “The Location of Hub Seaports in the Global Supply Chain Network using a Cooperative Competition Strategy.” International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, Vol. 1, No.1, (2004): 51-63.
Min, Hokey, “An Empirical Examination of Warehouse Employee Recruitment and Retention Practices in the United States.” International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, Vol. 7, No. 4, (2004): 345-359.
Min, Hokey, “The Korean Distribution System: An Overview with Implications for Korean Market Entry.” Journal of Marketing Channels, Vol. 12, No. 2, (2004): 5-25.
Min, Hokey, Ko, Hyun-Jeung, and Lim, Chin-Soo, “Designing the Global Inland Transportation Network.” International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, accepted for publication subject to revision