Jianing (Jenny) Zhi

Jianing (Jenny) Zhi
Assistant Teaching Professor, Project and Supply Chain Management
Office Phone
Office Location
225 Burke
ERIE PA 16563

Ms. Jianing Zhi is an assistant teaching professor of project and supply chain management at Penn State Behrend. Prior to that she obtained the Doctor 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
Research Interests

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


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)