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Joshua Schumm

Title: PhD Student
Department: Supply Chain Management

Office: 3223 Gerdin Business Building
Phone number: (515) 294-1473


Joshua Schumm, MBA, is a Ph.D. student majoring in Supply Chain Management. He holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Prior to entering academia, Joshua worked in industry for 15 years, holding leadership positions across small, medium, and large businesses. He worked in many functional areas including purchasing, inventory management, forecasting, operations management, international sourcing, and sales and operations planning. His current research interests fall under the umbrella of transformative supply chain research. Specific topics include obsolescence, supply chain finance, small business supply chains, and including forced labor in supply chains.