Contact Information

Office Hours

  • MW 10:30-11:30 and by appointment


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Peter Salzarulo

Associate Professor & Endres Associate Professor Fellow


Profile Biography Courses

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