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Nicole DeHoratius

Adjunct Professor Operations Management

Areas of Expertise

Operations management, retailing, service design, supply chain management


Supply Chain Management


DBA, Harvard Business School; MSc, University of Sussex; AB, Harvard College


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, Hugo Boss, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, Staples, Target, Ulta Beauty, and Walmart, among others. 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 DBA from Harvard Business School, her MSc from the University of Sussex as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, and her AB, 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.