Dr. Mei Cao Download Mei's VCard

Associate Professor, Transportation & Logistics & Director, School of Business and Economics

ph. 715-394-8281
office. ERL 105B
Transportation and Logistics Research Center - UW-Superior

Dr. Mei Cao is a researcher for the Transportation and Logistics Research Center and is also associate professor in and co-chair of the Department of Business and Economics at UW-Superior. She publishes and presents research on subjects including supply chain collaboration, visual analytics and data mining applications, and manufacturing flexibility, and also serves as a research reviewer for industry journals.

Dr. Cao is on sabbatical until June 2016.

Positions

Researcher, Transportation and Logistics Research Center, UW-Superior. 2008-present

Assistant Professor, Business and Economics Department, UW-Superior 2008-present

Instructor/Asst Professor: Dept. of Computer and Information Technology, Arkansas State Univ., 2004-2007

Lecturer
: Department of International Business and Management, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, 1991-1997


Teaching Experience

UW-Superior
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Advanced Business Logistics
Land Transportation
Air Transportation
Business Statistics

Arkansas State University
Management Information Systems
Operations Management
Business Statistics Database
Management
Advanced Database Concepts
Micro-Computer Applications

University of Toledo
Micro-Computer Applications, Lecture & Lab
Freshman Composition

Honor & Awards

Distinguished paper award by Irwin/McGraw-Hill in the Midwest Business Administration Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2004

Decision Sciences Institute Doctoral Consortium, 2002

The Certificate of the Basics of Supply Chain Management by APICS, 2002

Professional Memberships & Involvement

Supply Chain Council (SCC)
Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Services

Editorial board member of International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems, 2008-present

Editorial board member of International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, 2007-present

Editorial board member of Handbook of Research on Information Security and Assurance, Gupta, J. & Sharma, S. (eds.), Idea Group Publishing, 2006-2007

Reviewer for Asia Pacific Management Review, 2009

Reviewer for Electronic Commerce Research Journal, 2009

Reviewer for International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, 2009

Reviewer for International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems, 2008-2009

Reviewer for Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, 2003-2006

Reviewer for Association for Information Systems Annual Conference, 2005

Session facilitator at the Decision Sciences Institute 39th Annual Meeting, 2008


Professional Experience

Instructor/GA, IMES Department, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 5/00-5/04

Instructor/TA, Department of English, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 8/98-5/00

Book editor, Guangzhou Foreign Language Audio/Video Publishing House, China, 9/95-7/97

Education

Ph.D. Manufacturing Management, University of Toledo, 9/01 - 5/05


MBA Information Systems, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 9/00 - 5/01.

Graduate Diploma Finance, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 5/97 - 9/99.

B.A. English, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China, 9/87 - 7/91.


Relevant Publications

Journal Papers

"Supply Chain Collaboration: Conceptualization and Instrument Development", accepted for publication by International Journal of Production Research, 2009, with Vonderembse, M., Zhang, Q., and Ragu-Nathan, T

"Product Concept and Prototype Flexibility in Manufacturing: Implications for Customer Satisfaction", European Journal of Operational Research, 194(1), 143-154, 2009, with Zhang, Q. and Vonderembse, M. A.

"Exploring the Absorptive Capacity to Innovation/Productivity Link for Individual Engineers Engaged in IT Enabled Work" ,Information & Management, 45(2), 75-87, 2008, with Deng, X. and Doll, W.

"A Path Analytical Analysis of Organizational Integration Practices' Effects on Manufacturing Flexibility and Competitive Advantage", Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 17(3), 2008, with Zhang, Q.

"Achieving Flexible Manufacturing Competence: The Roles of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Operations Improvement Practices", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 26(6), 580-599, 2006, with Zhang, Q. and Vonderembse, M. A.

"Level of End-User Computing Moderates the Impact of Time-Based Product Development Practices on Performance", International Journal of Product Development, 1(3/4), 280-300, 2005, with Rondeau, P., Vonderembse, M. A. and Ragu-Nathan, T. S.

"B2C E-Commerce Web Site Quality: An Empirical Examination", Industrial Management & Data Systems, 105(5/6), 645-661, 2005, with Zhang, Q. and Seydel, J.

"Learning and Knowledge Creation in Product Development: A LISREL Analysis," International Journal of Product Development, 1(1), 107-129, 2004, with Zhang, Q. and Lim, J.

"Innovation-Driven Learning in Product Development: A Conceptual Framework", Industrial Management & Data Systems, 104(3), 252-261, 2004, with Zhang, Q. and Lim, J.

"Human-Machine Web Interface Design for Electronic Commerce: A Review of Design Perspectives, Objectives, Dimensions, and Techniques", International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 4(4), 442-463, 2003, with Zhang, Q.

"Business Process Reengineering for Flexibility and Innovation in Manufacturing", Industrial Management & Data Systems, 102(3), 146-152, 2002, with Zhang, Q.


"Building Flexibility into the Organization", APICS: The Performance Advantage, 11(11), 46-49, 2001, with Zhang, Q.

Book Chapter

Visual Analytics and Interactive Technologies: Data, Text and Web Mining Applications (ed.), to be published by IGI Global in 2010, with Zhang, Q., Segall, R.

"Web Design Quality and Usability in E-Commerce", Chapter VI (pp. 108-125), in Web Systems Design and Online Consumer Behavior, by Y. Gao (ed.), ISBN: 1591403278, Idea Group Publishing, 2005, with Zhang, Q.


Conference Proceedings


"Data Mining and Visualization of Forest Cover Type Data using SAS Enterprise Miner", Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cooperation and Promotion of Information Resources in Science and Technology (COINFO'09), Beijing, China, Nov. 21-23, 2009, with Zhang, Q.

"Web-Based Text Mining of Hotel Customer Comments Using SAS® Text Miner and Megaputer Polyanalyst®",  Proceedings of the SWDSI 2009 Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, February 27-28, 2009, with Segall, R. and Zhang, Q.

"Achieving Collaborative Advantage and Firm Performance through Supply Chain Collaboration",  Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, November 22-25, 2008, with Zhang, Q., Vonderembse, M., and Ragu-Nathan, T.

"Supply Chain Collaborative Advantage: A Firm's Perspective", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics, Beijing, China, October 12-15, 2008, with Zhang, Q.

"An Empirical Analysis of Collaborative Advantage in the Context of Supply Chain", Proceedings of the INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington DC, October 12-15, 2008, with Zhang, Q.

"Supply Chain Collaboration: Conceptualization and Instrument Development", Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Phoenix, AZ, November 17-20, 2007, with Vonderembse, M.A., Ragu-Nathan, T.S., and Zhang, Q.

"Investigation of Integration Practices Impact on Manufacturing Flexibility and Competitive Advantage", Accepted for Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Phoenix, AZ, November 17-20, 2007, with Zhang, Q. and Vonderembse, M. A. 

"Impact of Integration Practices on Manufacturing Flexibility and Customer Satisfaction", Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the INFORMS Society on Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM), Beijing, China, June 18-19, 2007, with Zhang, Q.

"Impact of Infusion of Technologyand Learning on Manufacturing Flexibility and Customer Satisfaction: An Empirical Examination", Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Antonio, TX, November 18-21, 2006, with Zhang, Q. and Vonderembse, M. A.

"Measuring Logistics Flexibility: A Confirmatory LISREL Analysis", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Service Operations, Logistics, and Informatics, Beijing, China, August 10-12, 2005, with Zhang, Q.

"Web Services and Virtual Communities", Proceedings of the International Conference on Services Systems and Services Management, Chongqing, China, June 13-15, 2005, with Zhang, Q.

"End-User Computing Skills and Involvement: Antecedents of Time-Based Product Development Practices", Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, MA, November 22-25, 2004, with Rondeau, P., Ragu-Nathan, T. S. and Vonderembse, M. A.

"The Impact of IT Learning Capabilitieson Computer-Mediated Engineering Work", Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, MA, November 22-25, 2004, with Doll, W. and Deng, X.

"e-Commerce Web Site Quality: An EmpiricalExamination," Proceedings of Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), New York, NY, August 6-8, 2004, with Zhang, Q. and Seydel, J.

"e-Commerce Web Site Quality: A Conceptual Framework", Proceedings of the Midwest Business Administration Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 17-20, 2004, with Rao, S.

"Advanced Manufacturing Technology InducedFlexible Manufacturing Competencies: The Role of Improvement Practices", Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Washington, D.C., November 22-25, 2003, with Zhang, Q. and Vonderembse, M. A.

"Product Concept and Prototype Flexibility: Implications for Customer Satisfaction", Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute, Shanghai, China, July 04-08, 2003, with Zhang, Q. and Vonderembse, M. A.

"Factors Affecting the Attractiveness of E-CommerceWebsite", Proceedings of the 6th World MultiConference on Systemics, Cybernetics, & Informatics, Orlando, FL, July 14-17, 2002, with Zhang, Q.

"Evaluating E-Commerce Website Design: A Customer's Perspective", Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, CA, November 17-21, 2002, with Zhang, Q.

"Human Machine Web Interface Design for ElectronicCommerce: A Review of Design Perspectives, Objectives, Dimensions, and Techniques", Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Electronic Business, Hong Kong, China, December 19-21, 2001, with Zhang, Q.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Cao, Mei
Spring Semester 2017

For up to date information all schedules please refer to the class search page in the E-Hive portal.

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of 12/9/16 11:45 AM.

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Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
ACCT - Accounting
1157ACCT 200Financial Accounting
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Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
B07 3.00  Online    1 of 4 open
  
Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
2208ACCT 201Managerial Accounting
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Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
B07 3.00  Online    2 of 4 open
  
Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
BUS - Business
1179BUS 211Business Law I
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Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
B07 3.00  Online    3 of 6 open
  
Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
2203BUS 289Business Elective
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Business Computer Applications
Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
This class is closed for enrollment.
B08 3.00  Online    0 of 1 open
  
Business Computer Applications
Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
This class is closed for enrollment.
1181BUS 306Quant Models/Prod and Operat
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Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
This class is closed for enrollment.
B07 3.00  Online    0 of 8 open
  
Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
This class is closed for enrollment.
1180BUS 370Principles Of Marketing
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Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
B07 3.00  Online    4 of 5 open
  
Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
2209BUS 483Organization Behav & Develop
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Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
B07 3.00  Online    2 of 5 open
  
Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
1171BUS 495Strategic Management, Capstone
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Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
B07 3.00  Online    2 of 8 open
  
Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
FIN - Finance
1203FIN 320Principles Of Finance
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Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
This class is closed for enrollment.
B07 3.00  Online    0 of 7 open
  
Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
This class is closed for enrollment.
1204FIN 420Prin of Insurance/Risk Mgmt
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Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
B07 3.00  Online    4 of 5 open
  
Business Alliance online Course: Special additional course fee $160 per credit. Registration deadline Friday, January 20, 2017. Limited number of seats. Register for this course on your E-Hive registration account. No permission needed. You will receive information regarding this course and the materials required approximately 10 days before the course starts. Contact the School of Business and Economics if you have any questions.
TRSP - Transportation & Logistics Mgt
1530TRSP 300Supply Chain Management
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This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 14 of 15
001 3.00  ERL 0202 TTh 1:00PM- 2:15PM 0 of 25 open
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14 of 15
  
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 14 of 15
1206TRSP 400Transportation Internship
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Course must be taken Pass/Fail
Department Consent Required
Meets in Erlanson 105
001 2.00 - 7.00     ARR 25 of 25 open
  
Course must be taken Pass/Fail
Department Consent Required
Meets in Erlanson 105

For up to date information all schedules please refer to the class search page in the E-Hive portal.

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of 12/9/16 11:45 AM.