May Tajima

May Tajima

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Management Sciences, University of Waterloo (1998)

Office: SSC 4415
Phone: 519-661-2111 x87619


Courses taught at DAN Management

  • Operations Management (MOS 3330A/B) - course coordinator
  • Statistics (MOS 2242A/B)

Teaching experience
  • Introduction to Production and Operations Management, University of Waterloo
  • Operations Research, University of Waterloo
  • Managerial and Engineering Economics, University of Waterloo
  • Multiple Participant Decision Making, University of Waterloo
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Analysis, Wilfrid Laurier University

Industry experience

  • Supply chain analyst, Chesapeake Decision Sciences, Canada

Publications in Operations Management 

  • Tajima, M. (2012) “The role of technology standardization in RFID adoption: the pharmaceutical context”, International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research, Vol. 10, No. 1, 48-67
  • Tajima, M. (2011), “Small manufacturers vs. large retailers on RFID adoption in the apparel supply chain”, in Choi, T.M. (ed.), Fashion Supply Chain Management: Industry and Business Analysis, IGI Global, pp. 74-99
  • Tajima, M. (2011), “The role of RFID technology in supply chain risk management”, in Turcu, C. (ed.), Designing and Deploying RFID Applications, InTech Open Access Publisher, ISBN 978-953-307-473-3, pp. 23-40
  • Tajima, M. (2007), “Strategic value of RFID in supply chain management”, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Vol. 13, No. 4, 261-273
  • Tajima, M. (2005), “Adaptability and achieving supply chain agility”, International Journal of Services and Operations Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, 134-146


  • Fraser, Jewkes, Bernhardt, and Tajima (2005), Engineering Economics in Canada, the third edition, Prentice Hall Canada


  • University Student Council Teaching Honour Roll (2016)