Vincent (Junhao) Yu

PhD Candidate, Supply Chain an Operations

Carlson School of Management

University of Minnesota


I am a PhD Candidate in Supply Chain and Operations at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. I am interested in adopting a behavioral angle to understand and improve supply chain and operations management decisions. My dissertation blends analytical and experimental methods to investigate decision-making problems in supply chain risk management and strategic sourcing. Specifically, I focus on how supplier-induced risks influence sourcing decisions and how geopolitical risks influence vaccine manufacturers’ capacity investment decisions. In my other research, I address how consumer and employee behavior can impact operations management decisions.

I have taught one introductory undergraduate course on supply chain and operations management and have extensive teaching assistance experience in various supply chain and operations management courses.


  • Behavioral operations management
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Operations-marketing interface


  • PhD in Business Administration (Supply Chain & Operations), Minor in Psychology, Expected 2021

    Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

  • MSc in Business Administration (Transportation & Logistics), 2015

    Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

  • BBA in Logistics Management, 2012

    Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China