Dr. Sher’s main research interests lie in the areas of inventory control and supply chain management with a focus on optimal order policies and supply chain coordination. His secondary research stream is focused on application of decision sciences tools to accounting, marketing and service operations management. His favorite part about teaching is seeing the growth and progress of his students.
Ph.D., Drexel University
M.S., Columbia University
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University
Sher, M. M., Paz, M. T., Smith, D. R. (2021). “Case study: HereWay Inc. European expansion: A facility location problem. Advances in global services and retail management.” USF M3 Publishing (pp. 1–6).
Sher, M., Kim, S. L., Banerjee, A., & Paz, M. T. (2018). A Supply Chain Coordination Mechanism for Common Items Subject to Failure in the Electronics, Defense, and Medical Industries. International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE), 203.
Sher, M. & Kim, S.L. (2015). An Economic Order Quantity Model for Items Experiencing Failure in Storage. International Journal of Operational Research (IJOR), 22(4).
Sher, M. & Kim, S.L. (2014). Supply Chain Coordination with Quantity Discount for Seasonal Demand. International Journal of Supply Chain Management, 3(3).
Sher, M. and Banerjee, A. (2014). Solving Unit Commitment Problem with Parallel Computing. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management. Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Smith, D., & Sher, M. (2020). “A Classroom Project for Teaching Large-scale Decision Optimization.” Proceedings of the 2020 NorthEast Business and Economics Conference (pp.147-154).
Lee, R., Paz, M., Sher, M. “Corporate Social Responsibility and the Role of Fairness Heuristics in Promoting Supply Chain Cooperation,” presented at Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Providence, RI, April 2018
Sher, M., McCullough, B.D., Paz, M.T., Wang, S. “‘Make Me an Offer’ – The Effects of Poker Room Promotions on Player Traffic and Revenue Generation,” presented at Academy of Business Research Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, September 2017 – received Best Paper Award.
Sher, M. & Paz, M.T. “Coordination Mechanisms for a Supply Chain with a Two-Stage Ordering Policy,” presented at Academy of Business Research Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 2017
Sher, M., Banerjee, A., Kim, S.L. “An Economic Production Quantity Model and Supply Chain Coordination Mechanisms for Items Experiencing Failure in Storage,” presented at Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference 2016, Alexandria, VA, April 2016
Sher, M. & Kim, S.L. “Supply Chain Coordination with Quantity Discount for Seasonal Demand,” presented at Informs Annual Meeting 2014, San Francisco, CA, November 2014
Sher, M. & Banerjee, A. “Solving Unit Commitment Problem with Parallel Computing,” presented at the Seventh International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, Philadelphia, PA, November 2013
Sher, M. & Kim, S.L. “An Economic Order Quantity Model for Items Experiencing Failure in Storage,” presented at Informs Annual Meeting 2013, Minneapolis, MN, October 2013
Recently Taught Classes
2023 Summer B
2022 Summer B
- Operations Management – BM 350
2021 Summer B
- Operations Management – BM 350