• Bo Li
  • Associate Professor, NISCI
  • Phone:+86-0574-86008014
  • Email:Bo.Li@nisci.edu.cn


Dr. Bo Li is now an associate professor at NISCI. He is also currently a research affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics where he used to be a visiting scholar. He is former academic director of the MIT-Ningbo Supply Chain Management Program.

He has previously worked at Schlumberger and KLA-Tencor. He centers his research agenda on managing supply chain risks in areas such as retail, healthcare, chemicals, and cloud services. He has published in premier academic journals such as Production and Operations Management. He has served as a reviewer for journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Service Science, and International Journal of Production Research. He was the chief organizer of the 11th CSAMSE annual conference in 2018. He holds a PhD degree in Information and Operations Management from Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, master’s degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Nanyang Technological University, and a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.


Research Interests

Cloud Services, Retail Operations, Health Care Operations, Supply Chain Risk Management, Supply Chain Analytics


Teaching Interests

Global Supply Chain Management, Inventory Management, System Dynamics, Business Analytics, Introduction to Finance


Selected Publications

Z. Shi, B. Li, and S. Liu, 2020. “Supply Process Improvement Decisions for a Newsvendor with Random Capacity,” Computers & Industrial Engineering, 241(1), 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2020.106289

B. Li and S. Kumar, 2018. “Should You Kill or Embrace Your Competitor: Cloud-Service and Competition Strategy,” Production & Operations Management, 27(5): 822-838. https://doi.org/10.1111/poms.12843

B. Li and A. Arreola-Risa, 2017. “Financial Risk, Inventory Decision and Process Improvement for A Firm with Random Capacity,” European Journal of Operational Research, 260(1): 183-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2016.12.007

B. Li, R. Oliva, & N. Watson, “Do Retail Managers Rock or Paddle the Boat? Empirical Findings from Restocking Decisions,” working paper.