Lifang Wu, BE, BS, MBA, Ph.D. (Iowa)

  • Associate Professor, Management

First Year at Xavier University:



Operations Management


Dr. Wu joined Williams College of Business in August 2004. He teaches undergraduate and MBA level operations management and global supply chain management classes at Xavier.  His research interests include global supply chain management, operations management, process improvement, and operations strategy. His research work has appeared in journals such as IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Supply Chain Management Review, Total Quality Management, Business Process Management Journal, and International Journal of Electronic Business. He was the first place winner of APICS Doctoral Dissertation Research Competition in 2004 and more recently, his coauthored paper (with Dr. Daewoo Park)  on dynamic outsourcing through process modularization has been chosen as the Best Paper Award Winner for Business Process Management Journal in 2010. While teaching at Xavier, Dr. Wu also consults with several leading manufacturing and service companies in greater Cincinnati area and mainland China.