Rita Maria Difrancesco
Rita Difrancesco graduated in Engineering Management at Sapienza – University of Rome (Italy) and has a doctoral degree in Supply Chain Management and post-doc from WHU –Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany). Prior to joining academia, she worked in the fields of project management, IT consultancy and logistics. Her research interests lie in product returns management, online retailing, closed-loop supply chains and sustainability. She published and presented her work in journals and international conferences in Europe and in the US. She has teaching experience in the fields of Operations Management and Sustainability.
Rita is assistant professor of Operations at the Department of Marketing, Operations and Supply at EADA.
Product Returns Management; Sustainable Supply Chain; Closed-Loop Supply Chains; Online Retailing
Other (e.g. Graduate in Psychology, Engineering...) | Doctoral Degree in Supply Chain Management, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany)
Other (e.g. Graduate in Psychology, Engineering...) | Visiting Pre-Doc, Kellogg School of Management (US)
Other (e.g. Graduate in Psychology, Engineering...) | Master Degree in Engineering Management, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
| Bachelor Degree in Engineering Management, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) -
Assistant Professor, EADA Business School Barcelona (2016-)
Post-Doc, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (2015-2016)
Research Assistant, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (2011-2015)
Visiting Professor, MIT - Center for Transportation and Logistics (2018-2018)
Logistics Manager, Propac (2010-2011)
Business Analyst, Soft Strategy (2010-2010)
Assistant to Operations Manager, BNP Paribas (2009-2010)
Journal Article, Scholarly
DI FRANCESCO, R. , Huchzermeier, A. , Schroeder, D. Optimizing the return window for online fashion retailers with closed-loop refurbishment. : Omega - The International Journal of Management Science (forthcoming).
DI FRANCESCO, R. , Huchzermeier, A. (2016). Closed-Loop Supply Chains: A Guide to Theory and Practice. : International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications.