Ian M. Langella, PhD, CSSMBB

Department Chair of Finance & Supply Chain Management
Professor of 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 

  PhD - Management
(Concentration in Operations Management)
University of Magdeburg, Germany

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

BS - 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 315: Strategic Procurement.
SCM 390: Strategic Warehouse Management.
SCM 420: Global Logistics Systems.
MBA 575: Global Operations and International Supply Chain Management.
MBA 577: 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

Inderfurth, K., Vogelgesang, S., & Langella, I.M. (2015). How Yield Process Misspecification Affects the Solution of Disassemble-to-order Problems. International Journal of Production Economics 169, 56-67.  

Carbo, J., Langella, I. M., Dao, V. T., & Haase, S. J. (2014). Breaking the ties that bind: From corporate sustainability to socially sustainable systems. Business and Society Review, 119(2), 175-206.  

Gunkel, M., Schlägel, C., Langella, I.M., Peluchette, J.V., Reshetnyak, E. (2013) The Influence of National Culture on Business Students’ Career Attitudes – An Analysis of Eight Countries. Zeitschrift für Personalforschung 27(1): 47–68.   

Langella, I.M., Carbo, J., Dao, V. (2012) An Examination of the Symbiosis between Corporations and Society with Lessons for Management Education and Practice. Global Virtue Ethics Review 6(3): 51–82.  

Langella, I.M., Zanoni, S. (2011) Eco-efficiency in Logistics: A Case Study on Distribution Network Design. International Journal of Sustainable Engineering 4(2): 115—126.   

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.  

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.  

Langella, I. M. (2007) Heuristics for demand-driven disassembly planning. Computers & Operations Research 34(2): 552-577.  

Inderfurth, K., Langella, I. M. (2006) Heuristics for solving disassemble-to-order problems with stochastic yields. OR Spectrum 28(1): 73-99.

Selected Recent Proceedings and Book Chapters

Inderfurth, K., Transchel, S., Vogelgesang, S., Langella, I.M. (2015) A Heuristic Approach for the Disassemble to Order Problem under Binomial Yields. Proceedings of the Production and Operations Management Society Annual Meeting 2015.  

Inderfurth, K., Transchel, S., Vogelgesang, S., Langella, I.M. (2013) A Heuristic Approach for the Disassemble to Order Problem under Binomial Yields. Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting 2013.  

Langella, I.M., Carbo, J., Dao, V. (2013) Creating socially responsible and environmentally sustainable IT-enabled supply chains. In: Sustainable Value Chain Management, ed. Adam Lindgreen, 139-152, Gower, Farnham.  

Langella, I.M., Dao, V., Carbo, J. (2011) Creating Sustainable and Responsible Supply Chains through Human Resource and Information System Integration. In: Sharing Knowledge Making a Difference: The Role of International Scientific Cooperation, eds. A. Ahmed and M. Busler, 83–94, World Association for Sustainable Development, London.  

Carbo, J., Dao, V., Langella, I.M. (2011) Public Sector Education and Collective Bargaining – Public Policies for a Socially Sustainable Economy. In: Sharing Knowledge Making a Difference: The Role of International Scientific Cooperation, eds. A. Ahmed and M. Busler, 111–126, World Association for Sustainable Development, London.  

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.  

Inderfurth, K., Langella, I.M. (2008) Planning disassembly for remanufacture-to-order systems. In: Environment Conscious Manufacturing, eds. S. M. Gupta and A. J. D. Lambert, 387–411, CRC, Boca Raton.  

Langella, I.M., Kleber, R. (2007) The use of chance constrained programming for disassemble-to-order problems with stochastic yields. In: Operations Research Proceedings 2006, eds. K. H. Waldmann and U. M. Stocker, 473–478. Springer, Berlin.  

Schulz, T., Langella, I.M. (2006) Planning disassembly for remanufacturing under a rolling schedule environment. In: Operations Research Proceedings 2005, eds. H. D. Haasis, H. Kopfer, and J. Schönberger, 161–166. Springer, Berlin.  

Inderfurth, K., Langella, I. M. (2003). An approach for solving disassemble-to-order problems under stochastic yields. In: Logistik Management: Prozesse, Systeme, Ausbildung, eds. T. Spengler, S. Voss, and H. Kopfer, 309–331. Physica, Heidelberg.

Langella, I. M. (2002). Disassembly Planning for Automotive Engine Remanufacturing. In: Logistikplanung und -management, eds. M. Schenk, D. Ziems, and K. Inderfurth, 200–208. Logisch, Magdeburg. 

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

A Heuristic Approach for the Disassemble-to-order Problem under Binomial Yields, presented 8 May 2015 at the Production and Operations Management Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, USA. (Session Chair).   

A Heuristic Approach for the Disassemble-to-order Problem under Binomial Yields, presented 18 November 2013 at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, USA. (Invited, Session Chair).  

Heuristic Approaches for the Disassemble-to-Order-Problem under Binomial Yields, presented 15 October 2012 at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, USA. (Invited).  

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.  

Issues surrounding engine recovery and remanufacturing at an automobile manufacturer, presented 07 November 2006 at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Invited).  

The use of chance constrained programming for disassemble-to-order problems with stochastic yields, presented 07 September 2006 at the Operations Research 2006 Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany.  

Effects of a rolling schedule environment on the performance of disassemble-to-order heuristics, presented 21 February 2006 at the Fourteenth International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Innsbruck, Austria. (Externally funded).  

How to handle yield uncertainty in disassembly planning, presented 14 November 2005 at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (Invited).  

Yield uncertainty in disassembly for remanufacturing: moving from theory to practice, presented 10 October 2005, at the at the Fifth Workshop on Business Aspects of Closed Loop Supply Chains at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.  

Coping with yield uncertainty in disassembly for remanufacturing, presented 18 October 2004, at the Fourth Workshop on Business Aspects of Closed Loop Supply Chains at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. (Externally funded).  

Performance of heuristics for disassemble-to-order problems, presented 01 September 2004, at the International Conference on Operations Research 2004 in Tilburg, Netherlands. (Session chair).  

Disassemble-to-order problems where yields are stochastic, presented 24 August 2004 at the International Symposium on Inventory Research in Budapest, Hungary.  

Establishing the value of heuristics for a disassemble-to-order problem, presented 30 May 2004 at the International Workshop on Distribution Logistics in Heesch, Netherlands.  

An overview of issues facing OEM automobile component remanufacturers, presented 26 October 2003 at the Third Workshop on Business Aspects of Closed Loop Supply Chains at Penn State, State College, PA, USA.  

An approach for solving disassemble-to-order problems under stochastic yields, presented 24 September 2003 at the Logistics Management 2003 Conference in Braunschweig, Germany.

A new heuristic approach for the disassemble-to-order problem, presented 04 September 2003 at the Operations Research 2003 Conference in Heidelberg, Germany.

Service

Scientific Community

Editorial Board Activities

International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling

Referee Activities – Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Decision Sciences
  • Journal of Operations Management
  • Journal of the Operational Research Society
  • International Journal of Production Economics
  • European Journal of Operational Research
  • International Journal of Production Research
  • Computers & Industrial Engineering
  • International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Computers & Mathematics with Applications
  • Information and Organization
  • Sustainability
  • Resources, Conservation & Recycling
  • International Journal of Sustainable Engineering
  • Central European Journal of Operational Research
  • Journal of Modeling in Management
  • Career Development International
  • Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft (German Journal of Business Economics)

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

Member, Council of Department Chairs (2013-present)  

Member, President’s task force on Strategic Enrollment (2014–present).  

Member, Education Advisory Board Student Success Collaborative Implementation committee (2014-present).   

Member, Search Committee for Assistant Director of the Career Center (2015-present).   

Faculty Advisor, Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, Lambda Lambda Chapter (2010–present).  

Co-chair, Shippensburg University Enrollment Management Team (2012–2014, Alternate since 2011).  

Co-chair, Shippensburg University Enrollment Management / Admissions Committee (2012–2014).  

Member (ex officio), Executive Committee, Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties - Shippensburg University (2011–2014).  

Member, Mobilization Committee, Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties - Shippensburg University (2011–2014).  

Member, Budget Task Force, Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties - Shippensburg University (2013–2014).  

Member, Class Size Task Force, Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties - Shippensburg University (2014–2014).  

Member, Grievance Committee, Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties - Shippensburg University (2013–2014).  

Member, Search Committee for Dean of Admissions (2014–2014).  

Alternate, Representative Council, APSCUF-SU (2012—2014).  

Faculty Advisor, Enactus (2013–2014).  

Faculty Advisor, Supply Chain and Logistics Management clubs (2011–2013).  

Member, Search Committee for Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management (2013).

Member, Bookstore Advisory Committee (2012–2013).  

Chair, Membership Committee, Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties - Shippensburg University (2011–2012, Member from 2009– 2012).  

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

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

Member, International Education Council (2008–2011).  

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

Member, Shippensburg University Homecoming Committee (2010).

College

Member, College of Business Research Productivity Committee (2014-present).  

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

Department 

Supply Chain Management Advisory Board (2008– present).  

Supply Chain Management Assessment Committee (2008–present).  

Search Committee for Department Secretary (2015).   

Search Committee, Supply Chain Management (2012– 2013).  

Graduate & Undergraduate Grade Appeals Committee (2008–2013).  

Departmental Professional Affairs Committee (2008– 2013).

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

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).  

Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).  

Council of Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP).  

Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).  

Institute for Supply Management (ISM).  

American Society for Quality (ASQ).  

Gesellschaft für Operations Research (GOR) German Operations Research Society.  

American Association of University Professors (AAUP).  

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).  

Oracle Customer Advisory Panel.  

Susquehanna Sustainable Business Network (SSBN).  

Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice (CWSJ).  

Labor Research Action Network (LRAN).·

Fraternity Memberships

Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity

Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honor Society 

Alpha Kappa Psi, Business Professional Fraternity 

Awards

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

Faculty Member of the Year 2012-13 from the Shippensburg University Student Association.  

Teaching Innovations in Pedagogy and Scholarships Award 2012 from Shippensburg University.

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.

Media Mentions  

Distribution centers struggle to find balance. John Hilton, Central Penn Business Journal, June 18, 2014.

Professional Certifications  

Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (CSSMBB)

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.