George Ball

PhD Student
Supply Chain & Operations Department


  • Bachelor of Science 1994
    Aerospace Engineering United States Naval Academy

  • Master of Business Administration 2003
    University of Minnesota


  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Product Recalls

George Ball is a PhD candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on Supply Chain and Operations.  George has significant industry experience, specifically in medical device manufacturing management.  This experience provides much of the stimulation for George's research, which is focused on product recalls.  George also served in operations leadership roles as an officer in the US Navy.

Selected Works

  • Plant Operations and Product Recalls in the Automotive Industry: An Empirical Investigation
  • Plant Inspection Outcomes and Product Recalls: The Role of Inspector Experience