Founders: Dr. Clay Whybark, University of North Carolina & Dr. Boo-Ho Rho, Sogang University, Korea

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The Global Manufacturing Research Group (GMRG) is a multi-national community of researchers dedicated to the study and improvement of manufacturing supply chains world-wide. Through systematic study and research throughout the world, the GMRG aims to improve manufacturing supply chains through the development of theory and dissemination of results. By sharing ideas, results, and concepts with research colleagues and manufacturing executives around the globe, the GMRG serves to strengthen the linkage between research and practice.



2017 Annual Meeting, May 3-4

Bellevue, WA, USA

(1)            The meeting will take place in the city center on May 3rd and 4th. We also are seeking to arrange a Lean Production tour of Boeing’s Renton facility. Planning for GMRG-6 is well underway, so we will be discussing that as well as presenting research. You can see our tentative agenda here:


(2)            Please register for the meeting as soon as possible. That helps greatly with our planning for meals, polo shirt, the tour, and more. We put a deadline for the polo shirts so to get a size mix and count on attendance before having to commit on the shirts. Download the registration from here:


(3)            VENUE: Saybrook University Bellevue Campus

Bellevue Corporate Plaza, 600 108th Ave NE

Bellevue, WA 98004, USA

Room: 2nd Floor, Suite 230. Follow the signage.



May 3rd & 4th should be a great time to visit Bellevue! Plus, you will see in the registration form that we received a discounted room rate. So we hope coming to the meeting will be friendly to your scholarship as well as your wallet!


Please contact for questions. Thanks!




2016 Annual Meeting

In addition to the websites below, see the February 2016 Gazette.

(1)       Trondheim, Norway, June 17-18, 2016.


*** Meeting Registration ***


(2) Havana, Cuba, September 6-10, 2016.

Abstract deadline: March 31st, 2016


2015 Annual Meeting, June 5 - 7, Melbourne, Australia

Hosted by Dept of Management & Marketing, University of Melbourne  



2014 Annual Meeting, May 4 - 6, Toronto, Canada

Hosted by Shulich School of Business, York University

Hotel: Please contact the front desk by  phone on +1 (416) 650-8300 or by email at  The booking code is BB#546331. 


2013 Annual Meeting, June 7-June 9, Dublin, Ireland

Hosted by Dr. Brian Fynes (,

University College Dublin, Ireland 


2012 Annual Meeting, May 30-June 3, 2012, Seoul, Korea

Hosted by Korea University (Dr. DaeSoo,


2011 Annual Meeting, May 3 - 5,
Pocotello, Idaho
(Hosted by Idaho State University)

Meeting Announcement (1-28-2011) 



2010 Annual Meeting, June 13-15,,
Hsin-Chu, Taiwan
(Hosted by Chung Hua University & Long Hwa University)



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