Sina Golara is a Postdoctoral Associate in Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL). He received his PhD in Supply Chain Management from W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Sina’s research interests fall in the area of service operations management with a focus on systems of products and services, as well as omnichannel retailing. He has explored the drivers and implications of adopting service- and solutions-oriented business models by manufacturing firms. His work on this topic has won the best Student Paper Award from the Academy of Management, OSCM Division. He also studies the role of dealer services in the success of automobile brands. Sina’s work on omnichannel retailing focuses on the interface between consumer behavior and last mile delivery. He studies how retailers can impact consumer behavior to enhance the efficiency of last mile operations.
Sina also leads courses in the MicroMaster’s in Supply Chain Management program at CTL. Prior to receiving his PhD, Sina interned at Walmart Ecommerce for close to a year where he applied operations research and machine learning method to analyze last mile delivery initiatives, such as crowd-sourced delivery and delivery by associates.