Christopher Tang is a UCLA Distinguished Professor and the holder of the Edward W. Carter Chain in Business Administration. He joined UCLA in 1985 and served as Senior Associate Dean and Chairman from 1998 to 2002, Dean of the Business School at the National University of Singapore from 2002 to 2004, and Senior Advisor to the President of National University of Singapore from 2000 to 2002. Currently, he serves as President of the Production and Operations Management Society (2013-2104) and as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Business School (2012-2015). He has served as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Hong Kong City University Business School (2009 - 2012), and as an external reviewer of the Columbia-London Business School-Hong Kong University Executive MBA program (2009) as well as the Chinese University of Hong Kong Executive MBA program (2009-2012).
His research spans across different areas including: global supply chain management, retail operations, and social business operations. He has co-edited 4 books, co-written 1 book, and published over 100 academic articles in research journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Marketing Research, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Interfaces and European Journal of Operational Research. In addition, he has published management articles in Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Fortune, and The Guardian. He served on editorial boards for over 15 international journals and research boards for startup companies. Currently, he is serving as the editor-in-chief of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and the editor of the Springer book series on Supply Chain Management.
He has advised companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Accenture, Amgen, Andersen Consulting, Bay Networks, Emerson Electric (Hong Kong), Federal Reserve Bank, GKN (United Kingdom), Hewlett Packard Company (world-wide locations), Honda America, Hughes Aircraft Company, Nestlé USA, IBM (world-wide locations), ICL International, Intertek Testing Services (England), Information Technology Institute (Singapore), Johnson and Johnson, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Kurokabe (Japan), Northrop-Grumman, and Orient Overseas Container Limited (Hong Kong). Currently, he serves as a board member of Asia Pacific Health Ventures (California).
In addition to establishing the UCLA-NUS EMBA program in 2003, Professor Tang has taught a variety of Supply Chain Management and Retail Operations related courses in the MBA / Fully Employed MBA / Executive MBA / PhD programs at the London Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, National University of Singapore, Stanford University, UCLA and elsewhere. Also, he has taught various executive programs in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, and United Kingdom.
Lifetime Fellow, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, 2015.
Editor, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2015 - present
Dean's Excellent Service Award, UCLA Anderson School, 2014.
Best Paper Award, ``Linking Process Quality and Resource Usage: An Empirical Analysis,'' by D. Andritsos and C. S. Tang, Production and Operations Management, 2014. International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare, 2014.
Teaching Excellence Award, UCLA-NUS Executive MBA Program, 2013
J. Clayburn La Force Faculty Leadership Award, UCLA Anderson School, 2013
President, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) 2013-2014
UCLA (university-wide) Distinguished Teaching Award, 2012
Teaching Excellence Award, UCLA-NUS Executive MBA Program, 2012
President-Elect, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) 2012-2013
Lifetime Fellow, Institute of Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), 2011
Lifetime Fellow, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), 2011
Speaker, Eighth Meyer Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture, Olin Business School, Washington University, 2011
Board Member, Production and Operations Management Society, 2011 -2012
President, Supply Chain College, Production and Operations Management Society, 2010 - 2011
Speaker, Jacob Marschak Memorial Colloquium, UCLA, 2010
Teaching Excellence Award, UCLA-NUS Executive MBA Program, 2009
Teaching Excellence Award, UCLA Anderson MBA Program (Nominee), 2009
Teaching Excellence Award, UCLA-NUS Executive MBA Program, 2005 (Inaugural year)
Cycle and Carriage Professor, National University of Singapore, 2000, and 2002-2004
Shaw Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, 1999
First Recipient of the Niedorf "Decade" Teaching Award, UCLA Anderson School, 1999
Executive MBA Program Distinguished Teaching Award, UCLA, 1998
Senior Research Fellow, Stanford University, 1997 - present
Citibank Distinguished Teaching Award, UCLA, 1996
James Peters Research Fellow, UCLA, 1996 - 2002
UCLA (university-wide) Distinguished Teaching Award (Finalist), 1989 and 1990
First Recipient of the IBM Manufacturing Research Fellow, 1983-1985
Yale University Fellowship, 1981-1983