2019 M&SOM Society Award for Responsible Research in Operations Management Winner


Co-Sponsored by the

Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management and

the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society



The winning submission, Truthful Mechanisms for Medical Surplus Product Allocation, by Can Zhang (Duke), Atalay Atasu (INSEAD), Turgay Ayer & L. Beril Toktay (Georgia Tech), lays out a new approach that Medical Surplus Recovery Organisations (MSROs) can use when allocating supplies. The study proposes a mechanism design approach that will help MSROs collect recipient’s needs and determine which recipient to serve at each shipping opportunity. This has led to a change in the daily operations of MedShare – an award-winning MSRO.