Daniel Guide

Smeal Chaired Professor of Supply Chain Management
Department: Supply Chain and Information Systems
Office: 480 Business Building
Phone: 814-865-6103
Fax: 814-863-7067
E-mail: dguide@psu.edu
Member of Faculty Since: 2002


Professor Guide joined the faculty at the Smeal College of Business in the fall of 2002. He was a visiting research fellow at INSEAD (2001-2003). His research has appeared in numerous academic and managerial journals, including Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management and Harvard Business Review. Professor Guide has been a guest editor for feature issues of California Management Review (46(2)), Interfaces (33(6)) and Production and Operations Management (15(3&4)) devoted to closed-loop supply chains. He is currently co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management. His research has been supported by grants from the Carnegie Bosch Institute and the National Science Foundation. He also regularly works with global organizations (including the US Navy, Hewlett-Packard, Robert Bosch Tools, Cisco and Pitney Bowes, Inc.) on a variety of closed-loop supply chain problems.

Current Research

Professor Guide's research is focused on the development and control of closed-loop supply chains, time-based models for commercial product returns, remanufacturing, sustainable operations and producer responsibility legislation.


Product design and the extended supply chain
Design and control of closed-loop supply chains
Product returns
Sustainable operations

Publication List

D. Guide and L. Van Wassenhove, "The evolution of closed-loop supply chain research", Operations Research, Forthcoming,

M. Ferguson, D. Guide, E.Koca, and G. Souza, "The value of quality grading in remanufacturing", Production and Operations Management, Forthcoming,

A. Atasu, D. Guide and L. Van Wassenhove, "Product reuse economics in closed-loop supply chain research", Production and Operations Management, Forthcoming, 17(5), 483-497.

D.Guide, M. Ferguson, and G. Souza, "Supply chain coordination for false failure returns", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Forthcoming, Vol. 8, No. 4, 376-393.

S. Bhattacharya, D. Guide and L. Van Wassenhove, "Optimal order quantities with remanufacturing across new product generations", Production and Operations Management, Forthcoming, 15(3), 421-431.

D. Guide, G. Souza, L.N. Van Wassenhove and J.D. Blackburn, "Time Value of Commercial Product Returns", Management Science, Forthcoming, 52(8), 1200-1214.

D. Guide, L. Muyldermans, L. Van Wassenhove, "Hewlett-Packard company unlocks the value potential from time-sensitive returns", Interfaces, Forthcoming, 35(4), 281-293.

D. Guide, J. Blackburn, G. Souza, and L.N. Van Wassenhove, "Reverse supply chains for commercial returns.", California Management Review, Forthcoming, 46(2), 6-23.

D. Guide, G Souza, and E. van der Laan, "Performance of static priority rules for shared facilities in a remanufacturing shop with disassembly and reassembly.", European Journal of Operational Research, Forthcoming, 164, 341-353.

D Guide, T. Harrison and L.N. Van Wassenhove, "The Challenge of Closed-Loop Supply Chains", Interfaces, Forthcoming, 33(6), 3-6.

D. Guide, R.H. Teunter and L.N. Van Wassenhove, "Matching Supply and Demand to Maximize Profits from Remanufacturing", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Forthcoming, 5(4), 303-316.

D. Guide, Ketzenberg, M., G. Souza, "Mixed assembly and disassembly operations for remanufacturing.", Production and Operations Management, September 2003, 12(3), 320-335.

D. Guide and L.N. Van Wassenhove, "Business Aspects of Closed Loop Supply Chains", Carnegie Mellon University Press, September 2003, 12(3), 320-335.


Journal of Operations Management - Co-Editor-in-Chief

Production and Operations Management -Department Editor (Sustainable Operations)

Decision Sciences Journal - Associate Editor

Journal of Industrial Ecology - Departmental Editor


Ph.D., The University of Georgia, 1992

M.S., Clemson University, 1989

B.S., Clemson University, 1987