Martin K. Starr: A Visionary Proponent for System Integration, Modular Production, and Catastrophe Avoidance

  title={Martin K. Starr: A Visionary Proponent for System Integration, Modular Production, and Catastrophe Avoidance},
  author={Sushil K. Gupta and Aleda V. Roth},
  journal={Production and Operations Management},
Martin K. Starr facilitated the creation of an identity for production and operations management (POM) as an academic discipline. This paper aims to summarize Starr’s substantial contributions to scholarly inquiry on system integration and interfunctional coordination, modular production, and catastrophe avoidance. Even after four decades, we describe how his legacy in these areas continues to define several major drivers of operations and supply chain management research and practice. Starr… 
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