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  1. 1. ARASH AZADEGAN 1916 E. Bartlett Place, Chandler, Arizona 85249 (480) 227 8840 CAREER OBJECTIVE My current career objective is to complete a full time doctoral degree program in supply chain management at Arizona State University in pursuit of a tenure track faculty position at a highly recognized research and teaching university. EDUCATION Doctoral Candidate (ABD) in Business Administration (Supply Chain Management) at Arizona State University. Expected completion: May, 2008 Notable Courses: Doctoral Seminars in: Supply Management, Logistics Management Operations Management, And Manufacturing Strategy Methods: Structural Equation Modeling, Categorical Data Analysis, Multiple Regression, ANOVA and Multivariate Analysis. Master of Business Administration from Seattle University, Seattle, WA Focus: Operations Management. Graduation: March 1997 G.P.A.: 3.60/4.0 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR Graduated with high scholarship Graduation Date: March 1991 G.P.A.: 3.37/4.0 High School Diploma from American International School (A.I.S.) Nice, France 1986 Valedictorian, recipient of the highest possible award from School Council and the Harvard Alumni Club of Monaco RESEARCH Focus: Supplier Innovativeness and Outsourcing of design and manufacturing, Buyer-Supplier strategic alignment, Make- Buy Decisions in creativity and innovation Dissertation Topic: Supplier Innovativeness and Manufacturer Performance: an organizational learning perspective. Advisor: Professor Kevin Dooley Submittals accepted • Strategic considerations in outsourcing: Enhancing the effects of supplier innovativeness: Paper accepted to Academy of Management Conference, January 2007 • Loose coupling and absorptive capacity: Influences on the effects of supplier innovativeness on firm performance: Paper accepted to North American Research and Teaching Symposium, December 2006 Working Journal Publications: • Absorptive Capacity and Strategic Alignment in Outsourcing: An Organizational Learning Perspective Target: Journal of Operations Management • An empirical Assessment of Outsourcing of Innovativeness Target: Strategic Management Journal or Journal of Operations Management • Manufacturer’s Span of Control and its impact on suppliers’ innovations: A comparison of varying theoretical prescriptions Target: Production and Operations Management Journal • To make or to buy innovativeness; Explaining sources of creativity in NPD through multiple RBV lenses Target: Journal of Product Innovation Management • Industry or Customer Awards? Choosing the right recognitions in assessing supplier innovativeness Target: Journal of Operations Management • Manufacturer Strategy and Supply Base Homogeneity: Contrasts in Supplier Selection. Target: Decision Sciences Journal Presentations: • INFORMS 2006, Pittsburgh, PA o Contingencies on the impact of supplier innovativeness on manufacturer performance • POMS 2007, Dallas, Texas (forthcoming) o Contingencies on the effects of supplier innovativeness on manufacturer performance • DSI 2007, Phoenix, Arizona (forthcoming) o Manufacturer Control in Outsourcing: Influencing the effects of supplier innovativeness Page 1 of 4
  2. 2. ARASH AZADEGAN 1916 E. Bartlett Place, Chandler, Arizona 85249 (480) 227 8840 TEACHING Instructor: SCM 355 – Supply Chain Management at Arizona State University Fall, 2006 End of Course Survey Results: 1.4/4.0 Area Chair & Faculty, University of Phoenix–Oregon Campus/ Faculty Online Campus Sep. 2000-2004 (Part Time) 13221 SW 68th Parkway, Ste #500, Tigard, OR 97223 503-403-2900 Teaching Experience: MBA and undergraduate level courses in General Management Operations Management and Project Management - On-campus and online (Over 30 courses. Teaching evaluation results mostly in the top 20 percentile – above 1.5/4.0) Service Experience: Responsible for new faculty development, mentoring and evaluation (total of 9 new faculty) Teaching References: David Tucker - Director of Academic Affairs - Oregon Campus, University of Phoenix 503-495-2887 Robert E. Hanks - Director of Business and Real Estate Programs, Marylhurst University 503-534-4061 INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE Technical Services Manager at Masterbrand Cabinets Inc. (July 1998-January 2004) 600 SW Walnut Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 503-693-0345 (Division of Fortune Brands - Makers of Masterlock & Moen faucets) • Member of the executive management team responsible for operations, scheduling, purchasing and procurement at a large manufacturing facility. This manufacturing plant is one of 14 locations throughout the nation, providing products to major home centers such as Lowe’s and Home Depot. • Responsible for the maintenance department (10 technicians) covering 24 hour support for all facility and equipment maintenance, trouble shooting, projects and equipment installation. (Since September 1999) • Responsible for Information Technologies support (managing one onsite full time salaried staff) • Involved in process improvement projects, Six Sigma project selection, Supply chain methods improvements, 5S and Just-in-Time manufacturing practices. (Before 9/99) Member of a special projects group responsible for procurement, design, development and start-up of a new manufacturing facility in Auburn, Alabama ($15 million project). Work included: - Design, selection, procurement and installation of major equipment Consulting Engineer at CH2M Hill Food Group/Industrial Design Corporation (April 1997- July 1998) (a major consulting/engineering firm) 2020 SW 4th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97211 503 224 6040 • Conducted new technology research, capacity analysis and long term strategic planning of a fruit puree operation. • Member of a cross-functional consulting team, which researched, developed and evaluated various strategic planning alternatives to major perishable items producer/distributor in Southern Oregon. • Responsible for defining and monitoring factory capacity for high volume operations, work center through puts (Peak loads vs. Average vs. Design), generating technical specifications and equipment procurement packages Plant Engineer at Golden Grain Division, Quaker Oats Company, Seattle, WA (February 1993 – June 1996) 4100 South Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA (Plant closed in 1999) – Quaker Corp. number: 1-800-421-2444 * Identified process efficiency improvement initiatives and implemented each with help of manufacturing group. * Managed, planned and executed process improvement capital projects for two processing facilities and a distribution center (Nile Spice-dry soup, Mission Pasta-dry pasta, and Seattle DC-General Warehousing). * Responsible for over $2.5 Million in improvements. (Over $500,000 per year in cost savings) * Designed, organized, prioritized, justified and implemented process improvement projects and initiatives: Page 1 of 4
  3. 3. ARASH AZADEGAN 1916 E. Bartlett Place, Chandler, Arizona 85249 (480) 227 8840 - Major initiatives included reducing downtime on packaging lines and improving yield on process equipment. - Major projects included complete automation of the processing area at Nile Spice ($2,500k), two new robotic palletizers INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE (Continued) Engineering Management Trainee at Ralston Purina Co., Dunkirk, NY and Denver, CO (May 1991 - February 1993) (314) 982-1000 * Responsible for plant improvement projects in pet food processing plants. * Work included justification, equipment specification, installation supervision and financial tracking of each project. Internships Boise Cascade Corporation, St Helens Pulp and Paper Plant, St Helens, Oregon 6 Months in 1991 Ford Motor Company, Parts and Service Division, Dearborn, Michigan Summer, 1990 Aqua-Chem, Water-Technologies Division, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Summer, 1989 AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS CAPS Scholarship Recipient of $750 at NARTS Symposium for paper submittal, presenting & attendance 2007 Supply Chain Distinguished Fellow award (sole recipient) from W.P Carey – SCM Dept. 2006 Distinguished Faculty of the Year (sole recipient) from University of Phoenix, Oregon 2003 President’s Leadership Award for outstanding contributions to MBCI 2002 Certificate of Excellence in 5S for hard work and dedication 2002 European Council for International Schools Award (sole recipient) for International Understanding 1986 A.I.S. Faculty Award (Valedictorian, sole recipient) for Best Achievements 1986 Harvard Book Prize–for international understanding (sole recipient) from Harvard Alumni –Monaco Region 1985 ACTIVITIES Member of: Academy of Management – OM Division Decision Science Institute (DSI) Production Operations Management Society (POMS) Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Pi Tau Sigma Engineering Honor Society (since 1988) Page 1 of 4
  4. 4. ARASH AZADEGAN 1916 E. Bartlett Place, Chandler, Arizona 85249 (480) 227 8840 REFERENCES Professor Kevin Dooley Supply Chain Management, Arizona State University 480-965-6833 Professor Phil Carter Harold E. Fearon Eminent Scholar Chair of Purchasing Management in Supply Chain Management Executive Director of CAPS: Center for Strategic Supply Research Professor of Supply Chain Management Arizona State University 480-752-2277 Professor Joseph Carter Avnet Professor of Supply Chain Management, Arizona State University Professor Thomas Choi John G. and Barbara A. Bebbling Professor in Supply Chain Management Doctoral Program Coordinator: Supply Chain Management 480-965-6135 Professor Ken Petersen McWhinney Enterprises Research Fellow, Colorado State University Senior Visiting Fellow, Manchester Business School Faculty Research Associate, CAPS Research 970-491-0551 Professor Elliot Rabinovich Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management 480-965-5398 Page 1 of 4