Brent Moritz

Associate Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems , LEMA
Department: Supply Chain and Information Systems, Laboratory for Economic Management and Auctions
Office: 469 Business Building
Phone: 814-863-7243
Fax: 814-863-7067
Member of Faculty Since: 2010


Brent B. Moritz is Associate Professor in Supply Chain and Information Systems. Brent earned his PhD from the Operations and Management Science Department of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He also holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Valparaiso University and an MBA (concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship) from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to obtaining his PhD, Brent held positions in operations and supply chain management at BorgWarner, Eaton and Parker Hannifin. This also included international experience working in Mexico, England and Germany.

Current Research

Dr. Moritz has research interests including supply chain management, behavioral operations, operations strategy and cognitive decision processes.  He has a particular focus on inventory and forecasting decisions, which are core to many operations decisions.  His research has been published in Management Science, Journal of Operations Management and Production and Operations Management.


Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Behavioral Operations Management, Strategic Procurement

Publication List

Kremer, M., B. Moritz and E. Siemsen, "Demand Forecasting Behavior: System Neglect and Change Detection", Management Science, October 2011, 57, 1827-1843.

Moritz, B.B., A.V. Hill and K.L. Donohue, "Individual Differences in the Newsvendor Problem: Behavior and Cognitive Reflection", Journal of Operations Management, January 2013, 31, 72-85.

Moritz,B., E. Siemsen and M. Kremer, "Judgmental Forecasting: Cognitive Reflection and Decision Speed", Production and Operations Management, July 2014, 23, 1146-1160.

Narayanan, A. and B. Moritz, "Decision Making and Cognition in Multi-Echelon Supply Chains: An Experimental Study", Production and Operations Management, August 2015, 24, 1216-1234.

Bansal, S and B. Moritz, "Perceived Versus Actual Value of Substitution: An Experimental Investigation", Journal of Operations Management, September 2015, 38, 56-70.

Ovchinnikov, A., B. Moritz and B. Quiroga, "How to Compete Against a Behavioral Newsvendor", Production and Operations Management, November 2015, 24, 1783-1793.


PhD, Operations and Management Science, University of Minnesota, 2010

MBA, Finance, Case Western Reserve University, 2001

BSME, Mechanical Engineering, Valparaiso University, 1995


SCM 450W, Design and Management of Supply Chains

SCM 406, Strategic Procurement