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Karl B. Manrodt, Ph.D.

Dr. Manrodt serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Marketing and Logistics and Georgia Southern University, located in Statesboro, Georgia.  He is also the co-Director of the Southern Center for Logistics and Intermodal Transportation.  His degrees include a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology, Wartburg College, M.S. in Logistics, Wright State University, and his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee.  He is the recipient of the Chancellor's Citation for Professional Promise, the Walter Melville Bonham Dissertation Scholarship, both at the University of Tennessee, and the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award awarded by the Council of Logistics Management. He was recognized as a “2004 Rainmaker” by DC Velocity Magazine and in 2005 was awarded the Eugene Bishop Award for Sustained Academic Excellence by the College of Business at Georgia Southern University.

Teaching and research interests include information technology and its impact on supply chain management, performance measurement, CEO perceptions of logistics and supply chain management, customer service and corporate strategy.  His research has appeared in such journals as the Journal of Business Logistics, Transportation Journal, the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Materials Management, Journal of Transportation Management and Interfaces.  His research on top shippers has appeared in Logistics Management for the last sixteen years.  Dr. Manrodt is a recognized speaker, making over one hundred presentations to government, industry and academic groups in Sweden, Austria, Brazil, Denmark, China, Germany, Canada, Australia, Turkey and the United States.  He co-authored his first book, Customer Responsive Management: The Flexible Advantage in 1992.  His second book on logistics and supply chain measurement –  Keeping Score: Measuring the Business Value of Logistics in the Supply Chain –a joint effort with CSC for CLM, and was published in 1999. 

Dr. Manrodt also had served the profession in several forums.  He served on the Board of Directors for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP, formerly CLM).  He is the Executive Director for the Flat Glass Logistics Council which promotes safety in the production and fabrication supply chain.  He also serves on the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE) which prepares and provides information, teaching materials and various events in support of material handling education and research.   Dr. Manrodt served as the 2004 Program Chair for the Council of Logistics Management’s annual conference, as well as a Track Chairperson for the annual meetings of the Warehouse Education & Research Council. 



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