The doctoral specialization in supply chain management (SCM) prepares students to successfully publish scholarly research in the fields of logistics, purchasing, transportation, and operations management. The purpose of the program is to place graduates into leading academic positions in the United States and abroad.

As a student in the SCM specialization, your career preparation will include:

  • doctoral coursework in the major, a related minor, and research tools/methods
  • joint research projects with SCM faculty
  • doctoral dissertation research supervised by the SCM faculty and funded by the college

Doctoral students are also required to teach undergraduate courses in supply chain management.

For more information about the supply chain management specialization curriculum and research opportunities, contact Yoshi Suzuki.

Haley Paluzzi

One of the best parts of the Supply Chain Management program is the opportunity to work with the incredible faculty. They have consistently dedicated their time to enhancing my research skills and nurturing my enthusiasm for supply chain management.

Haley Paluzzi, supply chain management PhD student, Ivy College of Business

Meet our faculty

  • profile image of David Cantor

    David Cantor

    Ruan Chair in Supply Chain Management, Professor
    Environmental Management, Motor Carrier Safety, Behavioral Operations Management
  • profile image of Haozhe Chen

    Haozhe Chen

    Walker Professor in Logistics & Supply Chain Management and Interim Chair, Department of Supply Chain Management, Professor
    Supply chain integration, Supply chain relationships, International logistics, Reverse logistics
  • profile image of Meltem Denizel

    Meltem Denizel

    Associate Professor
    Process Analysis and Control, Product Recovery Systems, Supply Chain Management
  • profile image of Frank Montabon

    Frank Montabon

    Dean's Professor of Supply Chain Management, Espeland International Fellow, Professor
    Sustainability, Supply Chains and Human Flourishing, Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing (ERM), Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • profile image of Rob Overstreet

    Robert Overstreet

    Assistant Professor
    Logistics, Behavioral Supply Chain Management, Innovation Research, Process Improvement, Returns Management
  • profile image of Sukrit Pal

    Sukrit Pal

    Assistant Professor
    Healthcare management, Supply chain network dynamics, Process innovation/improvement
  • profile image of Peter Ralston

    Peter Ralston

    Director of Supply Chain Forum, Associate Professor
    Factor-market rivalry, Supply chain collaboration, A firm's strategic decision to be a part of a supply chain
  • profile image of Bill Rose

    William Rose

    Assistant Professor
    Qualitative Methods, Urban Logistics, Last Mile Delivery, Simulation Modeling, Vehicle Routing
  • profile image of Henrik Sternberg

    Henrik Sternberg

    Associate Professor
    Cabotage, Technology Management, Supply Chain Blockchain, Design Science Research, Supply Chain Transportation
  • profile image of Yoshi Suzuki

    Yoshinori Suzuki

    Land O’Lakes, Inc. Endowed Professor in Supply Chain Management, Professor
    Motor Carrier Management, Fuel Optimization Models, Logistics Decision Support Systems, Truck Driver Management, Vehicle Routing

Meet our doctoral students

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Research at Ivy

Faculty members across every department at the Ivy College of Business consistently contribute to their respective fields by regularly publishing in top journals. Researchers are vital to finding solutions to today’s business challenges.

Apply to the Ivy PhD program

Please select Business and Technology as your major in the online application.

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Emily Meeks
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