Peter Haug is a Professor of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management (MSCM) in the Department of Decision Sciences at Western Washington University, where he serves as Program Director for the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management program and the Manufacturing and Operations Management Industry Advisory Board. He received his Masters in History from the University of Maine, and then, an MBA degree with a concentration in operations management from the College of William and Mary. He received his Ph.D in Production and Operations Management from the University of Washington. His teaching areas are project management, designing and improving operations, lean manufacturing principles, and supply chain management strategy. His research work concentrates on empirical studies of lean enterprise principles and mathematical techniques for global plant location decisions.
During 1997-98, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in the School of Business at Renmin University of China (Beijing, People's Republic of China). In 1998-99, he had a sabbatical leave at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) researching the location dynamics of value chain activities in the personal computer industry. In 2001, he conducted a faculty exchange with Professor Pall Jensson and taught project and operations management courses at the University of Iceland (Reykjavik, Iceland). During 2003-2004, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode in India. Professor Haug also serves as faculty sponsor for the Western Washington University Student Chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), and several student teams under his supervision won first place in the Full-Time, Undergraduate Category of the Donald W. Fogarty International Student Paper Competition. He has received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Western Washington University and the inaugural Distinguished Teaching Fellowship from the College of Business and Economics.