University of Southern California

Yehuda Bassok
Chair of the Department of Data Sciences and Operations & Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, Carnegie Mellon University; BA, BS, The Hebrew University


Yehuda Bassok's research interests include supply chain management, design and analysis of purchasing contracts, management of centralized and decentralized inventory systems, and bargaining within supply chains. His research has been published in many top journals, including Management Science and Operations Research. Prior to joining USC, he was on the faculty of Northwestern University and a visiting professor at the University of Washington. Professor Bassok served as chief system analyst of SES, a company that specialized in developing real time data collection and scheduling systems. Professor Bassok has received several teaching awards, including Marshall's Golden Apple Award in 2003.


Bassok, Y., "Procurement Contracts," in Wasserman, W., eds., Wley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. 2009.
Bassok, Y., and Anupindi, R. (2008) "Analysis of Supply Contracts with Commitment and Flexibility," NRL, 55 (5),
Anupindi, R., and Bassok, Y. (2006) "Analysis of Supply Contracts with Commitments and Flexibility,".
Lembeke, R., and Bassok, Y. (2005) "Late Customization; When and How Much?," European Journal of Operations, 165 (3), 748-764.
Bassok, Y., Doukidis, G.J., and Vrechpoulos, A.P., eds. Bargaining and Alliances in Supply Chains 2004.
Rohatgi, M., Bassok, Y., and Hopp, W. (2002) "A Simple Linear Heuristic For the Service Constrained Random Yield Problem," IIE Transactions, 34 (5).
Barnes-Schuster, D. Y., Bassok, Y., and Anupindi, R. (2002) "Coordination and Flexibility in Supply Contracts with Options," M&MSOM, 4 (3).
Barnes-Schuster, D., Bassok, Y., and Anupindi, R. (2002) "Optimizing Delivery Lead Time/Inventory Placement in a Two Stage Production/Distribution System," European Journal of Operation Research.
Bassok, Y., Anupindi, R., and Zemel, E. (2001) "Study of Decentralized Distribution Systems: Part I-A General Framework," M&MSOM , 3 (4).
Bassok, Y., Anupindi, R., and Akella, R. (1999) "Multi-Product Inventory Models with Demands Substitution," Operations Research, 47 (4).
Hsu, A., and Bassok, Y. (1999) "A Multi Product Production System with Random Yield and Substitution," Operations Research, 47 (2).
Anupindi, R., and Bassok, Y. (1999) "Centralization of Stocks: Retailer vs. Manufacturer," Management Science, 45 (2).
Anupindi, R., and Bassok, Y. (1998) "Approximations for Multi Products Contracts with Stochastic Demand and Business Volume Discounts: Single Supplier Case," IIE Transactions, , 30 (8).
Anupindi, R., and Bassok, Y., "Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management," in Tayur, S., Ganesham, R., and Magazine, M., eds., Supply Contracts with Quantity Commitments and Stochastic Demand 1998.
Bassok, Y., Bixby, A., Srinivasan, A., and Weisel, H. (1997) "Supply Contracts and Production Flexibility," IBM Journal of Research, 47 (6).
Duenyas, I., Hopp, W., and Bassok, Y. (1997) "Production Quotas as Limits on Interplant JIT Contracts," Management Science, 43 (10).
Bassok, Y., and Anupindi, R. (1997) "Analysis of Supply Contracts with Total Minimum Commitnest and Flexibility," The 2nd International Symposium on Logistics. University of Nottingham, UK.
Barnes-Schuster, D., and Bassok, Y. (1996) "Direct Shipping and Dynamic Single-Depot/ Multi-Retailer Inventory System," European Journal of Operations Research.
Bassok, Y., and Ernst, R. (1995) "Dynamic Allocations for Multi-Product Distribution," Transportation Science, 37 (3).
Bassok, Y., and Anupindi, R. (1995) "Supply Chain Management with Minimum Purchasing Commitment," IIE Tfransactions, 29 (5).
Bassok, Y., and AKella, R. (1991) "Ordering and Production Decisions with Supply Quality and Demand Uncertainty," Management Science, 37 (12).
Akella, R., Singh, M., and Bassok, Y. (1988) "Real Time Part Dispatch in Flexible Assembly, Test and Manufacturing Systems," A.I in Manufacturing, IIE and IEEE press 297-337.
Bassok, Y., and Akella, R. (1988) "Joint Inventory and Production Decisions with Supply Quality and Demand Uncertainties," IEEE Conference of Decision and Control.
Krishnan, A., Anupidi, R., and Bassok, Y. "Externality Effects and Strategic Inventories in Procurement Contracts for Multiple Markets,".
Nagarajan, M., and Bassok, Y. "A Bargaining Framework in Supply Chains (The Assembly Problem).," Management Science.
Krishnan, A., Anupindi, R.., and Bassok, Y. "Strategic Inventories in Procurement Contracts," Management Science.
Nan, X., and Bassok, Y. "Assortment Planning and Inventory Decisions Under retail Competition,".
Chen, F., and Bassok, Y. "Variety and Substitution,".
Nagarajan, M., and Bassok, Y. "Contracting under Risk preference,".