Dr. Ian M. Langella
Department Chair
Supply Chain Management

Ian Langella

Office:
Grove Hall 228
Phone: (717) 477-1434
E-mail:IMLangella@ship.edu
Website:webspace.ship.edu/imlangella
Office Hours and Teaching Schedule 

Academic Degrees 

  Ph.D. - Management
(Concentration in Operations Management)
University of Magdeburg, Germany

M.A. - Management
(Concentrations in International Management and Production & Operations Management)
University of Magdeburg, Germany

B.S. - Major in Nautical Science. Minor in Physical Sciences
Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME, USA. 
  

 Teaching

SCM 200: Statistical Applications in Business.
SCM 330: Supply Chain and Operations Management.
SCM 390: Strategic Warehouse Management.
SCM 420: Global Logistics Systems.
MBA 595: Global Operations and International Supply Chain Management.
MBA 503: Business Operations and Analysis. 

Research

Areas of Interest    

    My research centers on Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management, and includes two streams of research. The first is more narrowly focused within my discipline and includes Closed Loop Supply Chain Management, Product Recovery Management, and Remanufacturing. The second, more broad stream encompasses cross-disciplinary research on facilitating Sustainable and Responsible Global Supply Chain Management by integrating functional areas and industrial sectors. My background is in the area of quantitative Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management, including Distribution, Inventory, and Material Disposition.  

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

· Carbo, J. Dao, V., Langella, I.M. (2012)  An Examination of the Symbiosis between Corporations and Society with Lessons for Management Education and Practice. Global Virtue Ethics Review, accepted and forthcoming.

· Dao, V., Langella, I.M., Carbo, J. (2011) From Green to Sustainable: Information Technology and an Integrated Sustainable Value Framework. Journal of Strategic Information Systems 20: 63–79.

· Langella, I.M., Zanoni, S. (2010) Eco-efficiency in Logistics: A Case Study on Distribution Network Design. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering 4(2): 115–126.

· Becker, W.S., Carbo, J.A., Langella, I. M. (2010) Beyond Self-Interest: Integrating Social Responsibility and Supply Chain Management With Human Resource Development. Human Resource Development Review 9(2):144–168.

· Gunkel, M., Schlaegel, C., Langella, I. M., Peluchette, J.V. (2010) The Influence of Personality on Career Decisiveness of Business Students: An Empirical Comparison between Chinese, German, U.S. Students. Personnel Review, 39(4): 503-24.

Selected Recent Proceedings and Book Chapters

 · Becker, W.S., Carbo, J.A., Langella, I. M. (2010) Socially Responsible Supply Chains and Industrial - Organizational  Psychology. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology. 

· Gunkel, M., Schlaegel, C., Langella, I.M., Peluchette, J.V. (2009) Personality and Career Decisiveness: An International Comparison of Business Students. Proceedings of the Academy of International Business 2009 Annual Meeting.

· Gunkel, M., Schlaegel, C., Langella, I.M., Peluchette, J.V. (2009) The Influence of Personality on Career Decisiveness of Business Students: An Empirical Comparison Between Chinese, German, and U.S. Students. Proceeding of the 10th International Human Resource Management Conference.

· Langella, I.M., Zanoni, S. (2009) Sustainable network design at a logistics service provider. Proceedings of the Production and Operations Management Society 2009 Annual International Conference, Orlando, FL.

Selected Recent Teaching Case Studies and Pedagogical Material

· Langella, I.M. (2011) Norwegian Salmon Processing Facility, Trondheim. In: Operations Management, Tenth Global Edition, J. Heizer and B. Render, 55. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River.

· Langella, I.M. (2011) Aldi. In: Operations Management, Tenth Global Edition, J. Heizer and B. Render, 82. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River.

· Langella, I.M. (2011) Cecil Rice Export, Alexandria, Egypt. In: Operations Management, Tenth Global Edition, J. Heizer and B. Render, 277. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River.

· Langella, I.M. (2011) Finding a Location for Electronics Component Manufacturing in Asia. In: Operations Management, Tenth Global Edition, J. Heizer and B. Render, 368. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River.

· Langella, I.M. (2011) Herrer's Bicycle Shop, Tilburg, the Netherlands. In: Operations Management, Tenth Global Edition, J. Heizer and B. Render, 536-7. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River.

· Langella, I.M. (2011) Johannesburg Christmas Trees. In: Operations Management, Tenth Global Edition, J. Heizer and B. Render, 837. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River.

· Langella, I.M. (2011) Theory of Constraints in Australian Manufacturing. In: Operations Management, Tenth Global Edition, J. Heizer and B. Render, 324. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River.

· Langella, I.M. (2011) Statistical Process Control in the United Kingdom. In: Operations Management, Tenth Global Edition, J. Heizer and B. Render, 260. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River.

Selected Recent Papers Presented at Scientific Meetings

· Alternative approaches for modeling stochastic yields for the remanufacture-to-order problem: Testing validity on real data and exploring decision sensitivity, presented 4 November 2010 at the Tenth Annual International Closed Loop Supply Chain Workshop in Montreal, Canada. (Invited).

· Eco-efficiency in Logistics: A Case Study on Distribution Network Design, presented 19 September 2009 at the Ninth Annual International Closed Loop Supply Chain Workshop in Braunschweig, Germany. (Invited).

· Sustainable network design at a logistics service provider, presented 1 May 2009 at the Production and Operations Management Society 2009 Annual International Conference in Orlando, FL, USA. (Invited, Session Chair).

· Incorporating Environmental Impact in the Network Decisions at an Italian Distributor, presented 10 October 2008 at the Eighth Annual International Closed Loop Supply Chain Workshop at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Service

Scientific Community

Editorial Board Activities

International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling

Referee Activities – Peer Reviewed Journals

· Journal of Operations Management
 

· International Journal of Production Economics

· European Journal of Operational Research

· International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

· Computers & Mathematics with Applications

· Information and Organization

· Resources Conservation and Recycling

· International Journal of Sustainable Engineering

Referee Activities - Other 

· Springer Journals (new journal proposals)

· Prentice Hall (Textbooks)

· McGraw Hill (Textbooks)

· Cengage (Textbooks)

· Academy of International Business (Conference proceedings)

· Netherlands Laboratory of Lifelong Learning (grant proposals) 

University

· Chair, Membership Committee, Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties - Shippensburg University (2011--present, member since 2009). Member of Statewide APSCUF Membership Committee.

· Member (ex officio), Executive Committee, Association of Pennsylvania State College
and University Faculties - Shippensburg University (2011--present).

· Member, Mobilization Committee, APSCUF-SU (2011-present).

· Member, Bookstore Advisory Committee (2012—present).

· Alternate, Enrollment Management Team (2011—present).

· Alternate, Representative Council, APSCUF-SU (2012—present).

· Faculty Advisor, Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, Lambda Lambda Petitioning Group (2010--present).

· Faculty Advisor, Supply Chain and Logistics Management clubs (2011--present).

· Member, International Education Council (2008--2011).

· Member, Task Force on Living and Learning (2008--2009).

· Member, Grants Administration Committee, Center for Faculty Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching (2009--2011).

· Member, Campus Support Committee, Center for Faculty Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching (2010--2011).

· Member, SU Homecoming Committee (2011).

College

· Member, Faculty Search Committee, Management and Marketing Department, Strategic Management position. 

Department 

· Graduate & Undergraduate Grade Appeals Committee (2008--present).

· Departmental Professional Affairs Committee (2008--present).

· Supply Chain Management Assessment Committee (2008--present).

· Supply Chain Management Advisory Board (2008--present).

Community 

· Catechist (Religious Education Teacher), Our Lady of the Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Shippensburg, PA (2008--present).

· Level I (top level) Volunteer, Shippensburg Area School District (2009—present).

Professional Memberships

· Member, German Operations Research (GOR) Society

· Member, Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice (CSWJ)

· Cabinet Board Member and Education Chair, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), South Central Pennsylvania Roundtable

· Member, Susquehanna Sustainable Business Network (SSBN)

· Member, Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

Fraternity Memberships

Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity 

Alpha Kappa Psi, Business Professional Fraternity 

Awards

Dr. Langella has been the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards, including:

John L. Grove Summer Research Fellowship Award 2011-12 from the John L. Grove College of Business, Shippensburg.

Edward F. Ehret, Jr. Teaching Award 2010-11 from the John L. Grove College of Business, Shippensburg University.

Elwood F. Holton III Research Excellence Award 2010 from the Academy of Human Resource Development.

Harry R. Frehn Center Faculty Research Fellowship Award 2009-10 from the John L. Grove College of Business, Shippensburg University.

John L. Grove Summer Research Fellowship Award 2008-9 from the John L. Grove College of Business, Shippensburg University.

Best Lecturer Ranking, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Magdeburg. Summer Semester 2008 for undergraduate core lecture Decision Theory.

Best Lecturer Ranking, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Magdeburg. Winter Semester 2007/8 for undergraduate core lecture Management Accounting.

Best Lecturer Ranking, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Magdeburg. Summer Semester 2006 for graduate lecture Reverse Logistics.

Industrial Experience

Dr. Langella possesses five years of industrial experience in the Oil and Gas, International Logistics, and Printing and Binding industries before graduate school and transitioning to academia. During his time in industry, he was responsible for operations in more than a dozen countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Consulting, Corporate Training, and Executive Education

Dr. Langella has consulted on a large number of performance improvement projects ranging from production process improvement, sustainable logistics network design, and inventory optimization for companies ranging from several Fortune Global 500 (including one Fortune Global 20) companies, to mid-size businesses. He has also conducted executive education and corporate training assignments in the areas of his expertise.