Daniel Guide

Smeal Chaired Professor of Operations & 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

Jia, J., S. Xu and V.D.R. Guide, Jr., "Addressing Supply-Demand Imbalance: Designing Efficient Remanufacturing Strategies.", Production and Operations Management, 2016, 25, 1958-1967.

Mutha, A., S. Bansal and V.D.R. Guide, Jr., "Managing demand uncertainty through core acquisition in remanufacturing.", Production and Operations Management, 2016, 25, 1449-1464.

Abbey, J., M. Meloy, J. Blackburn and V.D.R. Guide, Jr., "Consumer markets for remanufactured and refurbished products.", California Management Review, 2015, 57, 26-42.

Abbey, J., J. Blackburn and V.D.R. Guide, Jr., "Analysis of optimal pricing for new and remanufactured products.", Journal of Operations Management, 2015, 36, 130-146.

Abbey, J., M. Meloy, V.D.R. Guide, Jr. and S. Atalay, "Closed-loop supply chains for remanufactured consumer goods.", Production and Operations Management, 2015, 24, 488-503.

Abbey, J., V.D.R. Guide, Jr. and G.C. Souza, "Delayed differentiation for multiple lifecycle products.", Production and Operations Management, 2013, 22, 588-602.

Ozdemir, O., M. Denizel and V.D.R. Guide, Jr., "Recovery amount and recoverability level decisions in a legislative disposal fee environment", European Journal of Operational Research, 2012, 216, 293-300.

Guide, Jr. V.D.R. and J. Li., "The potential for market cannibalization of new product sales by remanufactured products.", Decision Sciences Journal, 2010, 41, 547.


Journal of Operations Management - Co-Editor-in-Chief (2011-present)

Production and Operations Management -Department Editor (Sustainable Operations) (2009-2015)

Decision Sciences Journal - Associate Editor (2007-2016)

Journal of Industrial Ecology - Departmental Editor (2002-2013)


Ph.D., The University of Georgia, 1992

M.S., Clemson University, 1989

B.S., Clemson University, 1987