DeHoratius, Nicole (University of Chicago)

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Nicole DeHoratius
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: 503-307-3349


Prior speaking topics have included:

  • Designing and Managing Field Tests (Operational Pilots)
  • Execution
  • Incentive Design
  • Inventory Management
  • Leading Professional Service Firms
  • Omnichannel Retailing
  • Process Improvement
  • Retail Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chains

Education & Background

  • AB Harvard University
  • MSc University of Sussex (Science Policy Research Unit)
  • DBA Harvard Business School

Nicole DeHoratius is an expert in the management of retail operations. As a faculty member of the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, she has published in leading journals such as Management Science, Harvard Business Review, and California Management Review. The Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM) Society awarded her its Best Paper Award for the article "Retail Inventory Management When Records are Inaccurate" (coauthored with Adam Mersereau and Linus Schrage).

Nicole's industry projects include work with Fred Meyer, McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, Staples, Target, Ulta Beauty, and Walmart, among others. For her work with Hugo Boss (coauthored with Nathan Craig and Ananth Raman), Nicole received the Ralph Gomory 2016 Best Industry Studies Award. She serves as the Past-President of the Production and Operations Management (POM) Society's College of Supply Chain Management, an associate editor for MSOM, and a department editor for POM.

Nicole received her D.B.A from Harvard Business School, her M.Sc. from the University of Sussex as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, and her A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College. She joined Chicago Booth in 2001 and since then has taught operations management, service operations, and supply chain management to executives in programs and companies around the globe. For exemplifying the characteristics students most value in their professors, Nicole earned the 2015 and 2016 Rotman School of Management Teaching Award.