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Mark Ferguson

Title: Chair, Department of Management Science
Professor
Department: Department of Management Science, Center for Applied Business Analytics
Darla Moore School of Business
E-mail: mark.ferguson@moore.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-5923
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 401E
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
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Background

Mark Ferguson is a Distinguished Business Foundation Fellow and professor of Management Science in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Operations Management from Duke University in 2001. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.  

Ferguson's research interests involve many areas of supply chain management including supply chain design for sustainable operations, contracts that improve overall supply chain efficiency, pricing and revenue management, and the operations/marketing interface. His 2012 paper on the environmental impact of product leasing won the best operations management paper award for papers published between 2012 and 2014 in Management Science. Another two of his papers have won best paper awards from the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), and three of his research projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation. He is the coauthor of the books Segmentation, Revenue Management and Pricing Analytics and Pricing Segmentation and Analytics and coeditor of the book Closed Loop Supply Chains: New Developments to Improve the Sustainability of Business Practices. He has served as the president of the INFORMS Manufacturing and Services Operations Management Society, the president of the POMS College of Supply Chain Management and the INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section. Prior to joining the Moore School in 2011, he was the Steven Denning Professor of Technology and Management at the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology and spent five years as a manufacturing engineer and inventory manager with IBM.

Research

Ferguson's research interests involve many areas of supply chain management including supply chain design for sustainable operations, pricing and revenue management and the operations/marketing interface.

Teaching

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 2001
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1994
  • B.A., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1991