THE ROLE OF LOGISTICS MANAGERS IN THE CROSS-FUNCTIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Authors

  • Douglas M. Lambert Ph.D.,

    1. The Ohio State University
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    • Douglas M. Lambert (Ph.D. The Ohio State University) is the Raymond E. Mason Chair in Transportation and Logistics, and Director of The Global Supply Chain Forum, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. Dr. Lambert has served as a faculty member for over 500 executive development programs in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. His publications include seven books and more than 100 articles. In 1986, Dr. Lambert received the CLM Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to logistics management. He holds an honors BA and MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

  • Sebastián J. García-Dastugue Ph.D.,

    1. Universidad de San Andrés
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    • Sebastián J. García-Dastugue (Ph.D. The Ohio State University) is an Assistant Professor at Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina and has served on the faculty of executive seminars in North and South America, Europe and Australasia. His research has been published in Journal of Business Logistics, The International Journal of Logistics Management and Industrial Marketing Management and as chapters of two books. Dr. García-Dastugue is a member of the research team of The Global Supply Chain Forum. He has more than 10 years of experience in industry. Dr. García-Dastugue holds a BA in MIS from CAECE, an MBA from IAE - Universidad Austral.

  • Keely L. Croxton Ph.D., MIT

    1. The Ohio State University
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    • Keely L. Croxton (Ph.D. MIT) is an Associate Professor of Logistics in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at The Ohio State University. Her research interests are in logistics optimization and supply chain management and she has published in the Journal of Business Logistics, Transportation Science, Management Science and The International Journal of Logistics Management. She has worked in the automotive, paper and packaging, and third-party logistics industries. Dr. Croxton holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Operations Research.


Abstract

There is confusion about the domain of supply chain management, and the functions and processes that should be included. In this paper, we describe the key supply chain management processes, the role of logistics managers in each of these processes, and what the logistics function gains from this involvement.

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