Janice H. Hammond is the Jesse Philips Professor of Manufacturing at Harvard Business School. She currently teaches Supply Chain Management in the HBS MBA program. She serves as program chair for the HBS Executive Education International Women’s Foundation and Women’s Leadership Programs and created the online Business Analytics course for HBX CORe (a 9 to 11 week program that teaches business fundamentals via courses in Business Analytics, Economics, and Financial Accounting).
Professor Hammond has previously taught courses in Technology and Operations Management; Business Logistics and After-Sales Service; Decision Support Systems; Quantitative Methods; and Managerial Economics in the MBA program. She has taught in several of the HBS Executive Education courses for general managers, including Managing the Supply Chain; Manufacturing in Corporate Strategy; Retailing; and Managing Orders, Vendors, & Customers, as well as in numerous custom executive programs.
She has previously served as Senior Associate Dean, Director of Faculty Planning; Unit Head for the Technology and Operations Management Unit; Course Head for the Required Technology and Operations Management Course; Faculty Chair of the HBS Analytics Program, and as Faculty Chair of the January Cohort of the Harvard MBA Program.
Professor Hammond's current research focuses on speed and flexibility in manufacturing and logistics systems: specifically, how these systems develop the attributes necessary to respond quickly and efficiently to changing customer demand. An important component examines how coordinating mechanisms within organizations and along supply channels affect those channels' ability to compete. In particular, much of her work focuses on the interface between manufacturing and retail organizations. A portion of this research has been conducted in the textile and apparel industries under an industrial competitiveness grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She is co-author with Fred Abernathy, John Dunlop, and David Weil of A Stitch in Time: Lean Retailing and the Transformation of Manufacturing -- Lessons from the Textile and Apparel Industries, published by Oxford University Press.
Professor Hammond has an active interest in the field of e-learning. Prior to creating the Business Analytics course for HBX CORe, she completed two on-line learning courses: a global supply chain management simulation and a twenty-hour on-line quantitative analysis course.
Professor Hammond holds a Sc.B. degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has published widely on the topics of logistics and channel coordination, and consults and teaches at several major multi-national corporations.