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Jim Raymond Kroes, Ph.D.

Jim Kroes

Professor, SCM
JimKroes@boisestate.edu • (208) 426-1169 • Mail Stop: 1615
Office Number: MBEB 2221

James Kroes is a Professor in the Information Technology and Supply Chain Management department and the Ada Burke Fellow at Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics. He earned his Ph.D. and master’s degrees at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, Dr. Kroes worked in industry as a mechanical engineer, a project manager, and an operations management consultant.

His research interests include sustainable operations management, transportation optimization, and manufacturing and retail supply chain management. Dr. Kroes’ published research has appeared in a number of journals including Interfaces, the International Journal of Production Economics, the International Journal of Production Research, the Journal of Operations Management, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.

Education

Ph.D., Operations Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007

M.S., Management of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994

Teaching Areas

Supply Chain Management

Areas of Expertise

Logistics, sustainable operations management, lean operations, transportation optimization, and manufacturing and retail supply chain management.

Featured Publications

Kroes, J. R., Manikas, A. S., & Gattiker, T. (2018). Operational Leanness and Retail Firm Performance since 1980. International Journal of Production Economics, 197, 262-274.

Kroes, J. R., & Manikas, A. S. (2017). An Exploration of “Sticky” Inventory Management in Manufacturing. Accepted at Production Planning & Control.

Kroes, J., Manikas, A., & Gattiker, T. (2016). Metro Meals on Wheels Treasure Valley Employs a Low-Cost Routing Tool to Improve Deliveries, Interfaces, 46(2), 154-167.

Manikas, A. S., & Kroes, J. R. (2015). A newsvendor approach to compliance and production under cap and trade emissions regulation. International Journal of Production Economics, 159, 274-284.

Kroes, J. & Manikas, A. (2014).  Cash Flow Management and Manufacturing Firm Financial Performance: A Longitudinal Perspective. International Journal of Production Economics. 148 (2014).

Awards/Accomplishments

COBE Ada Burke Fellow, 2018-2021

Service

Industrial Engineering Minor – COBE Coordinator

Student Mock Interview Event Coordinator