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Jason Merrick


Area: Supply Chain Management and Analytics

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B4141


  • Decision Analysis
  • Maritime Risk Assessment
  • Supply Chain Simulation


  • Decision Analytics, Forecasting, Simulation.
  • Decision & Risk Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Simulation.

Jason Merrick has worked on projects assessing oil spill and counter-terrorism risk as well as supply chain agility, design, and sustainability. His research has been published in leading journals like Production and Operations Management, the Journal of Operations Management, Management Science, and the Journal of the American Statistical Association, and he has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the United States Coast Guard, the American Bureau of Shipping, British Petroleum, Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting, and the Makah Tribal Council, amongst others. He has also worked on projects with Proctor & Gamble, Cummins, McKesson, McCormick, Bush Brothers, Takeda, Afton, and an NFL team. He is a former President of the Decision Analysis Society and has a bachelor's in mathematics and computation from Oxford University and a doctorate in operations research from George Washington University.


Published Intellectual Contributions
Journal Article
  • Soule, D., Grushka-Cockayne, Y., Merrick, J. R. (in press). A Heuristic for Combining Correlated Experts When There is Little Data. Management Science. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3680229
  • Merrick, J. R., Dorsey, C. A., Wang, B., Grabowski, M., Harrald, J. R. (2022). Measuring Prediction Accuracy in a Maritime Accident Warning System. (vol. 32(1), pp.819-827). Production and Operations Management. DOI: 10.1111/poms.13581
  • Dohmen, A., Saunders, L., Merrick, J. R., Stank, T., Goldsby, T. (2022). When Preemptive Risk Mitigation is Insufficient: The Effectiveness of Continuity and Resilience Techniques During COVID-19. Production and Operations Management. DOI: 10.1111/poms.13677
  • Saunders, L. W., Merrick, J. R., Holcomb, M. (2021). Microdosing flexibility in an efficient supply chain. (vol. 67(3), pp.407-416). Journal of Operations Management. DOI: 10.1002/joom.1117
  • Saunders, L., Brooks, J. P., Merrick, J. R., Autry, C. (2020). Addressing Economic/Environmental Sustainability Tradeoffs in Procurement Episodes with Industrial Suppliers. (vol. 29(5), pp.1256-1269). Production and Operations Management. DOI: 10.1111/poms.13162
  • Syed, R., Merrick, J. R., Dhillon, G. S. (2019). Identity Protection Value Model: A Design Science Approach to Assess Value Gaps on Social Media. (vol. 50(3), pp.498-536). Decision Sciences. DOI: 10.1111/deci.12335
  • Merrick, J. R., Soyer, R., Mazzuchi, T. (2005). Are maintenance practices for railroad tracks effective?. (vol. 100(469), pp.17-25). Journal of the American Statistical Association. DOI: 10.1198/016214504000002104