Jianing (Jenny) Zhi, Ph.D.

Jianing (Jenny) Zhi
Associate Teaching Professor, Project and Supply Chain Management
225 Burke

Mailing Address:
ERIE PA 16563

Ms. Jianing Zhi is an associate teaching professor of project and supply chain management at Penn State Behrend. Prior to that, she obtained a doctorate degree in Operations Management at the University of Alabama.

Her research focus is on supply chain management, network design, resource allocation, and mixed-integer programming. In particular, her research involves the application of a variety of optimization techniques to solve challenging problems in manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare. Her publication has appeared in IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering. 


Courses Taught

  • SCM 200 Introduction to Statistics for Business
  • SCM 301 Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management, network design, inventory management, resource allocation, OM-marketing interface, mixed integer programming

A Machine Learning-based Analytical Framework for Employee Turnover Prediction, Journal of Management Analytics - August 24, 2021
Collaborator: Xinlei Wang, Student Author

A Multi-Product Production/Distribution System Design Problem with Direct Shipments and Lateral Transshipments , Networks and Spatial Economics - January 8, 2019
Collaborator: Burcu Keskin, Secondary Author

A Multi-Period Dynamic Location Planning Model for Emergency Response, IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering - November 20, 2015
Collaborators: Burcu Keskin, Co-Author; Sharif Melouk, Co-Author

Ph D, Operations Management, The University of Alabama

MS, Operations Management, The University of Alabama

BS, Logistics Management, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE)