Karen Donohue, the Board of Overseers Professor of Supply Chain and Operations, is the winner of the Production and Operations Management journal’s 2016 Wick Skinner Best Paper Award.

Donohue’s paper “Information Reliability in Supply Chains: The Case of Multiple Retailers”—co-authored with Eirini Spiliotopoulou of the University of Amsterdam and Mustafa Çagri Gurb of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Zaragosa International Logistics Program—was published in the March 2016 issue of Production and Operations Management.

Donohue’s research focuses on methods for coordinating inventory and distribution decisions across supply chains. This particular paper examined the existence, magnitude and causes of coordination problems between regional demand forecast information and inventory decisions made at a centralized level.

Donohue and her co-authors will be recognized at an award ceremony May 7 at the Production and Operations Management Society’s annual conference in Seattle.