Michael J. (Mike) Murray, PhD, PE is a Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management in the department of Decision and Information Sciences at the University of Houston. He earned his PhD and MBA at the University of Houston, holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and is a registered professional engineer.

Mike has significant business experience and a diverse portfolio of skills developed over a successful career in manufacturing operations, corporate planning and business consulting. His operations experience includes positions as both a production superintendent and as a manager of engineering/technical development for Lyondell Chemical and its predecessor, as well as roles in manufacturing evaluations and corporate planning during and after Lyondell's Initial Public Offering. Mike's business consulting experience includes positions as a senior consultant in KPMG's (now BearingPoint) supply chain management practice, and as a senior petrochemical/refining consultant for Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) and Jacobs Consultancy. His primary research interests include supply chain management, production systems, process economics and finance, decision systems (LP/ERP), and quality management.



PhD, Operations Management, University of Houston
MBA, Finance, University of Houston
BS, Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Registered Professional Engineer, Texas

Areas of Research Interest


SCM 3301: Service and Manufacturing Operations
SCM 4362: Enterprise Resource Planning
SCM 4397: Spreadsheet Modeling for Business

SCM 6301: Production and Operations Management
SCM 7397: Enterprise Resource Planning

Selected Professional Experience

Management Consultant, KPMG Consulting (supply chain management) and Jacobs Consultancy (refining/petrochemical economics)
Manager, Lyondell Chemical (refining/petrochemical producer)
Senior Consultant Corporate Planning, Lyondell Chemical
Group Leader Manufacturing Evlauations, Lyondell Chemical
Operations Superintendent, Atlantic Richfield (petroleum refining)
Process Engineer, Diamond Shamrock (petrochemical producer)



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