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Alan Cai

Professor, Supply Chain Management
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 2453
    Building:Dunton Tower, Room 916
    Degrees:Bachelor Degree (Fudan University), MBA (New Mexico State University), PhD Operations Management (New Mexico State University)


    Dr. Shaohan Alan Cai is a Professor in Supply Chain Management for the Sprott School of Business. Dr. Cai holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management from New Mexico State University. He also holds a MBA degree from New Mexico State University and a Bachelor Degree from Fudan University, China.

    Dr. Cai’s research interests include three main streams: 1) supply chain management, 2) quality management, and 3) environmental management. The first stream of research focuses on the relationship between supply chain members, especially how the managers of those companies utilizing their personal relationships to facilitate interfirm transactions and relations. In the second stream, Dr. Cai mainly studies how the companies can successfully implement ISO 9000 and total quality management programs, and the effectiveness of those programs in different kinds of companies. The third stream of research focuses on the influence of social institutions surrounding companies, as well as their social capitals, on their environmental management strategies.