Matthew Drake

Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management; Harry W. Witt Faculty Fellow in Supply Chain Management
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Supply Chain Management

925 Rockwell Hall
Phone: 412.396.1959
drake987@duq.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech M.S., Industrial Engineering, Georgia Tech B.S., Business Administration, Duquesne University
Biography

Matt Drake is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University. As of November 1, 2016, he is the editor-in-chief of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. Professor Drake primarily teaches quantitatively-focused courses in the Supply Chain Management program, including graduate and undergraduate-level courses in Forecasting, Production Planning, and Inventory Control. He also teaches Global Transportation and Logistics each semester, providing a detailed treatment of domestic transportation, international logistics, and warehousing operations. He has recently developed a Managerial Decision Tools signature course at the MBA level that covers optimization, simulation, and decision analysis. He has also led more than 10 undergraduate and graduate study abroad programs in China, India, Japan, South America, and Europe.

Professor Drake has developed five teaching cases that have either won or have been finalists for teaching case awards through the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). He had also edited two case books for Pearson / FT Press: The Applied Business Analytics Casebook (published in 2014) and Advances in Business, Operations and Product Analytics (2016). These cases have been integrated into the Supply Chain Management curriculum at Duquesne.

Professor Drake has numerous research interests, many of which consider the incentives faced by decentralized decision makers in supply chains. His work has been published in a number of leading journals including Naval Research Logistics, the European Journal of Operational Research, Omega, the International Journal of Production Economics, OR Spectrum, International Transactions in Operational Research, the Journal of Business Ethics, and Science and Engineering Ethics. He is also the author of the book, Global Supply Chain Management, published by Business Expert Press in 2012. Several of his teaching materials have been published in INFORMS Transactions on Education and Spreadsheets in Education.

Prior to joining the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business as a faculty member, he was a student in the school, graduating in 2002 with a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Supply Chain Management and Finance. He had internship experience with Pitt Ohio Express and Penske Logistics during his time as a student at Duquesne. After graduation from Duquesne, Professor Drake entered the doctoral program in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. He earned a M.S. in Industrial Engineering in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in Economic Decision Analysis in 2006. He joined the faculty at Duquesne immediately afterward.

Publications

Articles in Journals

Drake, M. J. (2019). Teaching OR/MS with Cases: A Review and New Suggestions. INFORMS Transactions on Education, 19 (2), 57-66.

Drake, M.J., Berry, R. M., Levine, A. D., Kirkman, R., & Blake, L. P. (2016). Navigating Bioethical Waters: Two Pilot Projects in Problem-Based Learning for Future Bioscience and Biotechnology Professionals. Science and Engineering Ethics.

Drake, M., Mawhinney, J., & Saban, K. (2016). An Integrated Approach to Managing Extended Supply Chains. Business Horizons.

Drake, M.J., Pentico, D. W., & Toews, C. (2015). Approximating the EOQ with Partial Backordering at an Exponential or Rational Rate by a Constant or Linearly Changing Rate. International Journal of Production Economics, 162, 151-159.

Drake, M. J. (2015). Designing the Effective OR/MS Classroom. Or/Ms Today, 42 (6), 10.  

Drake, M. J., Luchs, R., & Mawhinney, J. (2015).  International Supply Chain Management Courses: Semester-Long Versus Study-Abroad. Journal of Teaching in International Business, 26 (3), 164-176.  

Drake, M. (2014).  Strategies for Developing Core Courses in Specialty Programs. Or/Ms Today, 41 (3), 10.

Drake, M.J., Pentico, D. W., & Toews, C. (2014).  Two Heuristics for the Basic EOQ and EPQ with Partial Backordering. International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, 7 (4), 31-49.

Drake, M. (2014). Flipping the OR/MS Classroom. Or/Ms Today, 41 (4), 10.

Drake, M. J. (2013). Writing an Operations Management Textbook. Or/Ms Today, 40 (5), 10-12.  

Drake, M. J. (2013).  The Promise of Collaborative Distribution. Pittsburgh Business Times, 33 (11), 26.  

Drake, M., Johnson, A., Khachatryan, M., & Noonan, P. (2012).  2012 Combined Colloquium in Phoenix. Or/Ms Today, 39 (3), 8.  

Drake, M. (2012). The Case for Writing Cases. Or/Ms Today, 39 (4), 10.  

Drake, M., Toews, C. & Pentico, D. (2011).  The Deterministic EOQ and EPQ with Partial Backordering at a Rate That Is Linearly Dependent on the Time to Delivery. International Journal of Production Economics, 131 (2), 643-649.  

Drake, M., Griffin, P., & Swann, J. (2011). Keeping Logistics Under Wraps. INFORMS Transactions on Education, 11 (2), 57-76.  

Drake, M.J., & Pentico, D. W. (2011). A Survey of Deterministic Models for the EOQ and EPQ with Partial Backordering. European Journal of Operational Research, 214 (2), 179-198.  

Drake, M., Pentico, D., & Toews, C. (2011). The EPQ with Partial Backordering and Phase-Dependent Backordering Rate. Omega, 39 (5), 574-577.  

Drake, M., Pentico, D., & Toews, C. (2011). Using the EPQ for Coordinated Planning of a Product with Partial Backordering and Its Components. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 53 (1-2), 359-375.  

Drake, M. J. & Pentico, D. W. (2011). Price Discounts for Increased Profitability under Partial Backordering. International Transactions in Operational Research, 18 (1), 87-101.  

Drake, M., Gerde, V., & Wasieleski, D. (2011). Socially Responsible Modeling: A Stakeholder Approach to the Implementation of Ethical Modeling in Operations Research. OR Spectrum, 33 (1), 1-26.  

Drake, M. & Marley, K. (2010).  A Simulation to Illustrate Periodic-Review Inventory Control Policies. Spreadsheets in Education, 4 (2), Article 4.  

Drake, M., Borenstein, J., Kirkman, R., & Swann, J. (2010). The Engineering and Science Issues Test (ESIT): A Discipline-Specific Tool for Assessing Moral Judgment. Science and Engineering Ethics, 16 (2), 387-407.  

Drake, M., Hardin, J., & Ragsdale, C. (2009). Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium. Or/Ms Today, 36 (3), 8.  

Drake, M. (2009). The Clicker System. Or/Ms Today, 36 (1), 10.  

Drake, M.J. & Pentico, D. W. (2009). The Deterministic EOQ with Partial Backordering: A New Approach. European Journal of Operational Research, 194 (1), 102-113.  

Drake, M., Pentico, D., & Toews, C. (2009). The Deterministic EPQ with Partial Backordering: A New Approach. Omega, 37 (3), 624-636.  

Drake, M. J., Duran, S., Griffin, P. M., & Swann, J. L. (2008).  Optimal Timing of Switches between Product Sales for Sports and Entertainment Tickets. Naval Research Logistics, 55 (1), 59-75.

Drake, M. J. & Schlachter, J. T. (2008).  A Virtue-Ethics Analysis of Supply Chain Collaboration. Journal of Business Ethics, 82 (4), 851-864.  

Drake, M. J. & Rojo, N. D. (2008). The Current State of Mexican Logistics Operations. Journal of International Management Studies, 3 (2), 92-97.  

Drake, M. (2008). The Young (Professor) and the Restless (MBAs). Or/Ms Today, 35 (1), 10.

Drake, M. & Mawhinney, J. (2007). Inventory Control at Spiegel Grove. INFORMS Transactions on Education, 8 (1), 19-24.  

Drake, M. & Mawhinney, J. (2006). The Building Blocks of Supply Chain Management. INFORMS Transactions on Education, 6 (3), 28-37.

Drake, M., Griffin, P., Kirkman, R., & Swann, J. (2005). Engineering Ethical Curricula: Assessment and Comparison of Two Approaches. Journal of Engineering Education, 94 (2), 223-231.  

Articles in Proceedings

Drake, M.J., Pentico, D. W., & Toews, C. (2013). Using a Constant Rate to Approximate a Linearly Changing Rate for the EOQ and EPQ with Partial Backordering. Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, 6694861-66948612. 

Drake, M.J., Kirkman, R., Berry, R. M., & Blake, L. P. (2011).  Assessing Graduate-Level Ethics Education: A New Qualitative Instrument. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) Annual Meeting.

Drake, M. & Sroufe, R. (2010). Measuring the Social Dimension of the Triple Bottom Line.  APICS International Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, NV.

Drake, M.J., Pentico, D. W., Drake, M. J., & Toews, C. (2010). Three Heuristics for Coordinated Planning of a Product Controlled by the EPQ with Partial Backordering and Its Components. Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) Annual Meeting, Alexandria, VA.

Drake, M.J., Pentico, D. W., & Toews, C. (2010). The Deterministic EPQ with Partial Backordering at a Rate That Is Linearly Dependent on the Time to Delivery. Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA: 2141-2146.  

Drake, M.J. & Sroufe, R. (2009). Evaluating the Social Performance of the Transportation Industry. International Conference on Sustainable Enterprises of the Future, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA: 289-299.  

Drake, M.J., Pentico, D., & Toews, C. (2009). Using the EPQ with Partial Backordering for Coordinated Planning of a Product and Its Components. Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, 2641-2646.  

Drake, M. & Pentico, D. (2008). The EPQ With Partial Backordering and a Life Policy on Filling Backorders. Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) Annual Meeting, 537-542.  

Drake, M. & Mawhinney, J. (2008). Reverse Logistics Strategies in the United States. International Conference on Reverse Logistics and Global Closed-Loop Supply Chains, Beijing, P.R.C.: 180-190.  

Drake, M., Borenstein, J., Kirkman, R., & Swann, J. (2008). The Test of Ethical Sensitivity in Science and Engineering (TESSE): A Discipline-Specific Assessment Tool for Awareness of Ethical Issues. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, AC 2008-339.  

Drake, M., & Ferguson, M. (2008).Closed-Loop Supply Chain Management for Global Sustainability. In C. W. a. J. Stoner (Ed.), Global Sustainability Initiatives: New Models and New Approaches (pp. 171-190). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishers.

Drake, M. & Pentico, D. (2007). The Deterministic EPQ with Partial Backordering: A New Approach. Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) Annual Meeting, 521-526.  

Pentico, D. & Drake, M. (2007). On the EOQ with Partial Backordering and Time-Dependent Backorder Percentage. Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, 831-836.  

Drake, M., Griffin, P., & Swann, J. (2006). Optimal Timing of Package Promotions for Sports and Entertainment Tickets. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM) Annual Conference.  

Paper Presentations

Atkins, R. D. & Drake, M. J. (2019). An Inquiry-Based Learning Exercise for Teaching Inventory Management. Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

Atkins, R. D. & Drake, M. J. (2019). An Inquiry-Based Learning Exercise for Teaching Inventory Management. Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Academic Research Symposium, Anaheim, California.

Drake, M. & Atkins, R. (2019). An inquiry-based, partial information exercise for teaching inventory management. Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Drake, M. (2016). Effectively Developing and Managing APICS Student Chapters. APICS International Conference and Expo. Washington, D.C.

Drake, M. & Wenger, A. (2016). Incorporating Parcel Transportation Costs into Lot Sizing Decisions. International Symposium on Inventories. Budapest, Hungary.

Drake, M. J. & Polacco, A. (2015). Advancing Industry Curricula with APICS Resources. APICS International Conference and Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Drake, M. J. (2015). Strategies for Using Cases in the Undergraduate Classroom. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Drake, M. (2014). Contracting for LTL Services at Hankey Industries Case Presentation. INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.  

Drake, M. J., Pentico, D. W., & Toews, C. (2013, September). Breakthroughs in Backorders. APICS International Conference and Expo, Orlando, Florida.  

Drake, M. J. (2012, October). Best Practices in Global Supply Chain Management.  Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico-Aguascalientes.

Drake, M. J. & Demirag, O. C. (2011). Forecasting Offertory Revenue at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church Case Presentation. Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.  

Drake, M. J., Pentico, D. W., & Toews, C. (2010). Inventory Models with Partial Backordering. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas.  

Drake, M. & Sroufe, R. (2009). Evaluating the Social Performance of the Transportation Industry. International Conference on Sustainable Enterprises of the Future, Moon Township, Pennsylvania.  

Research Interests

My research interests focus on many aspects of managing the supply chain. I like to consider the incentives that each party (such as a manufacturer and a retailer) has in making decisions and how these incentives can be realigned to achieve the best performance possible for the entire supply chain. To that end, I build economic models of supply chain decision environments using method such as constrained optimization and game theory. These models allow me to analyze the incentives that each supply chain party faces in the scenario and to devise mechanisms that realign the incentives to improve the performance of the overall system.

I am also interested in specific aspects of supply chain management that focus on ethical decision making and international issues. These topics have become even more important in recent years as global supply chains have become more interconnected and interdependent; thus, they pose a great risk to their constituents if they break down for any reason.