Peter Salzarulo




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

  • Professor, Miami University, 2021 - present
  • Endres Associate Professor Fellow, Miami University, 2017 - 2021
  • Associate Professor, Miami University, 2013 - 2017
  • Assistant Professor, Miami University, 2006 - 2013

Recent Publications

  • Mahar, S., Modi, S., and Salzarulo, P. (2021). “Appreciating how your bread is buttered: improving online order allocation for cross-channel retailers. International Journal of Production Research, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2021.1939455
  • Mahar, S., Wright, P.D., Salzarulo, P., and Iacocca, K. (2021) "Using Transaction Data and Product Margins to Optimize Weekly Flyers." International Journal of Production Research, 59(10), 3185-3201, DOI:10.1080/00207543.2020.1748905
  • Mishra, S., Salzarulo, P., and Modi, S. (2020) œPatient Care Effectiveness and Financial Outcomes of Hospital Physician Contracting Emphasis. Journal of Operations Management, 66(1-2), 199-226
  • Mahar, S., Salzarulo, P., and Wright, D. (2018) œSimultaneous Use of Customer, Product and Inventory Information in Dynamic Product Promotion. International Journal of Production Research, 56(12), 4283-4299
  • Salzarulo, P., Mahar, S., and Modi, S. (2016) œBeyond Patient Classification: Using Individual Patient Characteristics in Appointment Scheduling. Production and Operations Management, 25(6), 1056-1072
  • Salzarulo, P., and Jacobs, F. 2014. œThe Incremental Value of Central Control in Serial Supply Chains. International Journal of Production Research, 52(7), 1989-2006

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 a Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management in the Department of Management. He earned both his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University where he majored in Operations Management and Decision Sciences. His primary research area is healthcare operations. He has studied the effect on hospital performance of such topics as physician contracting, the placement of specialized health services, and appointment scheduling. His research appears in leading academic journals including the Journal of Operations Management, Production & Operations Management, the International Journal of Production Research, Computers and Operations Research, and the European Journal of Operational Research, among other outlets. Prior to his academic career, he worked several years as a field service engineer in the pulp and paper industry for Alfa Laval Celleco.


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