Joel D. Wisner is Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University, his MBA from West Texas State University, and his PhD in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Wisner worked as an engineer in the oil industry in West Texas and the Louisiana Gulf Coast. His research interests encompass quality assessment and improvement strategies along the supply chain. His articles have appeared in numerous journals, including JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION, PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, and QUALITY MANAGEMENT JOURNAL. Dr. Wisner has coauthored another textbook, PROCESS MANAGEMENT, also published by South-Western.
Linda L. Stanley is an adjunct professor for Arizona State University. Previously she was a visiting professor at Arizona State University West and associate professor and chair of the Management Department at Our Lady of the Lake University, in San Antonio, Texas. She earned a BA at California State University, a BS in Accounting at Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in business administration also at Arizona State University. Before her academic career, Dr. Stanley worked in the mortgage banking and savings and loan industries. Her research interests include internal service quality, purchasing performance, and the buyer/supplier relationship. She has published articles in several journals, including Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and Journal of Business Logistics. Dr. Stanley has coauthored two other books, Transportation and Logistics Management and Effective Supply Management Performance, both due out in 2007.