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July 20, 2001

Krannert prof wins national manufacturing organization award

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Leroy B. Schwarz received the 2001 Distinguished Service Award from the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society in July.

Leroy B. Schwrz

Schwarz, a professor of management at Purdue's Krannert School of Management, was cited for creating the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Journal in 1996 and for serving as its editor-in-chief from inception to the present. The quarterly journal publishes scholarly articles on the theory and practice of managing the production of goods and services.

"I was honored to be asked to start this journal," Schwarz said. "Now I've been honored for starting it. I am deeply grateful.

"A good academic journal does two things: It recognizes the discovery of truth in existing areas and directs attention to new areas for research."

Schwarz has taught in the Krannert School's operations management area since 1977. Last year U.S. News & World Report ranked Krannert's operations program second nationally.

Schwarz was the founding director of the Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (now the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises) in 1987. He served as director until 1990.

The Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society was formed to promote the dissemination of knowledge and the efficiency of industrial practice in operations manufacturing and service enterprises.

MSOM is the largest subdivision of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, an international society of approximately 8,000 members that includes researchers, educators, consultants, practitioners and students, most with backgrounds in applied mathematics, economics, management and computer science.

Source: Leroy B. Schwarz, (765) 494-4510,

Writer: J. Michael Lillich, (765) 494-2077,

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