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Keah-Choon Tan


Professor of Operations Management
Lee Business School • UNLV
Phone: (702) 895-3873
Fax: (702) 895-4090

Keah-Choon Tan is Professor of Operations Management in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).  He received a BSc degree in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of South Alabama, and a PhD in Operations Management from Michigan State University. He obtained the Institute for Supply Management’s Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) designation, and the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation in 1996.  He has published articles in the areas of supply chain management, quality and operations scheduling in academic journals and trade magazines including Decision SciencesDecision Support SystemsInternational Journal of Production ResearchInternational Journal of Production EconomicsInternational Journal of Operations & Production ManagementInternational Journal of Logistics ManagementInternational Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics ManagementJournal of Supply Chain Management, and Omega, among others. He has also coauthored a supply chain management textbook entitled Principles of Supply Chain Management: A Balanced Approach, currently in its 6th edition.

Dr. Tan has served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Department Chair in the Lee Business School at UNLV.  In addition to serving as the co-track chair and on various committees of the Decision Sciences Institute, he has also served as the chief editor, co-guest editor and on the editorial boards of academic journals.  Prior to academia, Dr. Tan was a hospital administrator at a private specialists hospital and an account comptroller of a listed manufacturing firm in Malaysia.  Dr. Tan has received several research grants and teaching awards, including the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award.