Robert Handfield, Ph.D.

Robert Handfield, Ph.D., is the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, and Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC; http://scrc.ncsu.edu). He also serves as an Adjunct Professor with the Supply Chain Management Research Group at the Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom.

Paige Wolf, Ph.D., SPHR

Paige P.

Paige Wolf, Ph.D., SPHR

Paige P. Wolf has over 16 years of experience as an internal and external consultant on strategic human resource initiatives and maintains an active consulting practice through her own company, Performance Matters, LLC. Her work with both private and public sector clients has focused on improving human potential and effectiveness at work and included projects involving team building; organizational development; competency modeling; performance management, employee selection systems; career planning; employee training and development; leadership assessment; and human resource audits. Dr.

Richard R. Young, Ph.D., C.P.M.

Richard R. Young is Professor of Supply Chain Management at the School of Business Administration and Director of the M.B.A. Program at the Capital College of The Pennsylvania State University. For the past 15 years, he has facilitated the import processes benchmarking consortium for Penn State’s Center for Supply Chain Research. Prior to his career in academia, Dr. Young headed procurement at the Sprague Electric Company and the Life Sciences Group at American Hoechst Corporation, and was director of international distribution for the Industrial Chemicals Group of Hoechst Celanese.

Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management
North Carolina State University
Department of Business Management
College of Management
Raleigh, NC 27695
United States
(919) 515-4674

Robert Handfield, Ph.D., is the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, and Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC; http://scrc.ncsu.edu). He also serves as an Adjunct Professor with the Supply Chain Management Research Group at the Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom.

The SCRC is the first major industry-university partnership to integrate student projects into the MBA classroom in an integrative fashion, and has had 15 major Fortune 500 companies participating as industry partners
since 1999. Prior to this role, Handfield was an associate professor and research associate with the Global Procurement and Supply Chain Benchmarking Initiative at Michigan State University from 1992-1999.

Handfield is the Consulting Editor of the Journal of Operations Management, one of the leading SCM journals, and is the author of several books on SCM, the most recent being Supply Market Intelligence, Supply Chain Re-Design and Introduction to Supply Chain Management (Prentice Hall, 1999, 25,000 copies sold, and translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). He has co-authored textbooks including Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 3rd revision (with Monczka) and Operations and Supply Chain Management (with Cecil Bozarth).

In 2009, he was nominated as an Honorary Fellow of Contract & Commercial Management by the International Association of Commercial and Contract Management. The honor is bestowed on individuals who have made exceptional contributions in the field of contracting and commercial management. Handfield is regularly quoted in and has published op ed pieces, and is quoted in blogs and global news media such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Spend Matters, Microsoft Live, Ariba Live, Inc., CIO, CFO, the Supply Chain Management Review, and other media.

Handfield has consulted with over 25 Fortune 500 companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Freightliner, Boston Scientific, Delphi, Chevron, British Petroleum, Nortel Networks, Chevron Phillips, Lyondell Chemical, Conoco Phillips, Federal Express, Milliken, and others.

He has published more than 100 articles in top management journals including California Management Review, Sloan Management Review, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, the Journal of Operations Management, and Decision Sciences.

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