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Clamshell Beach Press was started by Professor Arthur V. Hill of the University of Minnesota primarily as a means to find a way to get his Encyclopedia of Operations Management into student hands at a price that students can afford. Most college texts sold today cost students over $100 per book and Professor Hill felt that it was just too expensive for most students (and professors) to afford. Part of the value proposition is to disintermediate college bookstores that often get a 25% of the price of the book. Clearly, most publishers and college bookstores add a lot of value to society, but for this type of innovative time-sensitive product, it was clear that a cheaper and faster way to market was needed.

It was out of this need that was born. Clamshell Beach Press works with several firms to bring products to market.
About Arthur V. Hill

Arthur V. Hill is the John and Nancy Lindahl Professor for Excellence in Business Education in the Operations and Management Science Department of the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He earned a BA in Mathematics from Indiana University, and both an MS in Industrial Administration and a Ph.D. in Management from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He has been on the faculty of the Carlson School since 1977.

Art regularly teaches the introductory operations management course in the Carlson Executive MBA program, the supply chain operations MBA elective, and the doctoral seminar in supply chain management. In the past, he has also taught the MBA service management MBA course and the international operations MBA management course. He also regularly teaches in a number of Carlson Executive Development Center programs. He has had over 7000 students in his 30 years of teaching at Purdue, the U. of M., IMD (Switzerland), Wits Business School (South Africa), and NUS (Singapore). He has been awarded numerous teaching awards in the Carlson School of Management and recognized as an outstanding instructor in several national publications including Business Week. In 1999, the Carlson School of Management nominated him for the all-university Teaching Award for Graduate and Professional Education and in 2001 he won the Golden Globe Teaching Award.

Professor Hill has provided operations management consulting, developed decision support software, and/or given speeches for many manufacturing, distribution, banking, service, and government organizations. These include: 3M Abrasive Systems Division, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, 3M Hardgoods and Equipment Support Division, 3M Manufacturing & Supply Chain Services, 3M Tape Manufacturing Division, AbleNet, Bank-One (Ohio), Cargill, Carlson Hotels, Carlson Leisure Group, Chart Industries (Minnesota Valley Engineering), CoAmerica, Comserv, Cummins Engine (Power Generation Group), Donaldson, E.A. Sween Company, Ecolab, Entegris, Experience Engineering, FilmTec, First Atlanta, First Bank Systems, First Interstate, First of America (Detroit), First Maryland, Fisher Dynamics (Detroit), Gausman & Moore, GMAC RFC, GML, Grammer AG (Amberg, Germany), Guidant/CRM, Honeywell Home and Building Controls, Honeywell Underseas Division, Honeywell Lucifer (Geneva, Switzerland), Hubbard Milling Company, Imation, Indiana National Bank, Institute for Management Accounting, Kemps LLC, KNPBT (Belgium), Land-O'Lakes, Lifetouch, Management Science America (North Carolina), Marigold Foods, MarketWatch, Maryland National Bank, Marvin Windows & Doors (Warroad), Medintell, Medtronic CRDM, Medtronic GBS, Minneapolis Parks Board, The Musicland Group (Sam Goody), North Carolina National Bank, Northwest Airlines Cargo, Old Kent (Michigan), Park Nicollet Medical Center, Pillsbury-Green Giant, Prime Therapeutics LLC, Radisson Hospitality Worldwide, SeaFirst, SPX (Owatonna Tool Company), Target Corporation, Toro, Transoma Medical/Data Sciences, Inc., United Defense, University of Minnesota, Urban Sciences Applications, Inc. (Detroit), VHA Upper Midwest, Watkins Products, William C. Norris Institute, and Winona Memorial Hospital (Indianapolis).

Professor Hill served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management, the leading academic journal in operations management from 1993-1995. He has served as the associate editor or editorial board member for many academic journals including: Decision Science, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Inventory Management Journal, Production and Operations Management, and Technology & Operations Review. He has authored over 70 research articles. His service management book was published by BusinessOne/Irwin in 1995. His newly published Encyclopedia of Operations Management and the Operations Management Whitepapers and Workbooks CD are used by hundreds of university campuses and firms around the world. These are available through

He is a Fellow of the American Production Inventory Control Society and wrote the APICS CPIM and CIRM certification exams for many years. He has held two different VP positions in POMS, the leading academic professional society for operations management. In 2001, he founded the Carlson Consulting Enterprise, a unique consultancy that provides high-quality cost-effective consulting services to clients in order to develop MBA leadership and analytical skills. This intense 2.5 semester experience is led by fulltime consultants, guided by a 16 member executive advisory board, and has a half million dollar annual budget. He retired from that position in 2004. Dr. Hill helped found the Soviet-American Management Institute in Moscow. He spent two summers teaching in the executive program at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa and one summer as the Distinguished Visiting Professor conducting research and teaching at the National University of Singapore. He spent a year on the faculty of IMD-International in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he taught in a number of executive programs and in the IMD MBA program.

Professor Hill's current research, teaching, and consulting focuses on process improvement programs, sales and operations planning, and supply chain management.
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