Peter Salzarulo

Associate Professor & Endres Associate Professor Fellow



Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Indiana University, Operations Management and Decision Sciences, 2006
  • M.B.A., Indiana University, Decision Support Modeling, 2001
  • B.S., Miami University, Paper Science and Engineering, 1995

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Miami University, 2013 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Miami University, 2006 - 2013
  • Field Service Engineer, GL&V (1997-1999)
  • Systems Application Engineer, GL&V (1995-1997)

Recent Publications

  • Salzarulo, P., Mahar, S., and Modi, S. “Beyond Patient Classification: Using Individual Patient Characteristics in Appointment Scheduling”, forthcoming, Production and Operations Management
  • Salzarulo, P. and Jacobs, F. (2014) “The Incremental Value of Central Control in Serial Supply Chains,” International Journal of Production Research, 52(7), 1989-2006
  • Ashenbaum, B., Salzarulo, P., and Newman, W. (2012). "Organizational Structure, Entrepreneurial Orientation, and Individual Trait Preference in Transportation Brokerage Firms." Journal of Supply Chain Management, 48(1), 3-23
  • Mahar, S., Salzarulo, P., and Wright, D. (2012). "Using Online Pickup Site Inclusion Policies to Manage Demand in Retail/E-tail Organizations." Computers and Operations Research, 39(5), 991-999
  • Salzarulo, P., Krehbiel, T., Mahar, S., and Emerson, L. (2012). "Six Sigma Sales and Marketing: Application to NCAA Basketball." In Press, American Journal of Business
  • Mahar, S., Bretthauer, K., Salzarulo, P. (2011). Locating Specialized Service Capacity in a Multi-Hospital Network." European Journal of Operational Research, 212(3), 596-605.
  • Salzarulo, P., Bretthauer, K., Schultz, K., and Côté, M. (2011). "The Impact of Variability and Information on Healthcare System Performance." Production and Operations Management, 20(6), 848-859.
  • Finch, B., Salzarulo, P. (2011). "The Customer Complaint Letter: a Student Exercise in Six Sigma." Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 9(2), 307-314.
  • Mahar, S. and Salzarulo, P. (2008). "Putting it All Together: Weaving a Common Thread of Assignments through Introductory OM Courses." Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 6(2), 233-237.

Honors & Awards

  • 2014: Richard K. Smucker Teaching Excellence Award, Outstanding Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Healthcare operations
  • Operations
  • Quality management systems
  • Supply chain management


Peter A. Salzarulo is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management in Miami University's Farmer School of Business. He received his PhD from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business with concentrations in Operations Management and Decision Sciences. His research investigates supply chain coordination mechanisms and the factors which lead to successful supply chain relationships. He also has an interest in healthcare service operations.


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