CHAD W. AUTRY is Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of Supply Chain Forum—North America at the University of Tennessee’s College of Business Administration. He contributes actively to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Warehouse Education and Research Council, and has led local and national events for the Production and Operations Management Society and Institute for Supply Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration/Supply Chain Management from the University of Oklahoma.
THOMAS J. GOLDSBY, Professor of Logistics at The Ohio State University, is Associate Director of its Center for Operational Excellence and Research Associate at its Global Supply Chain Forum. He has supervised more than 100 Lean/Six Sigma supply chain projects with industry partners and coauthored the book Lean Six Sigma Logistics. He has received recognition for excellence in teaching and research at Iowa State University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Kentucky. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing and Logistics from Michigan State University.
JOHN E. BELL is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee’s College of Business Administration and a board member of the Western Decision Sciences Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in Management at Auburn University, taught at the Air Force Institute of Technology and Georgia College & State University, and spent more than 20 years as a U.S. Air Force logistics and maintenance officer. He has published more than 20 academic articles on vehicle routing, facility location selection, supply chain strategy, and related topics.