Strategic competitive advantage can be gained from effective supply chain management. Since almost all businesses rely on suppliers, contractors and other external partners to deliver products and services to customers, optimizing the supply chain is key. Businesses that do so and effectively manage their suppliers as an extension of internal operations enable better customer service and profitability.
Dr. Rogers is an Assistant Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Colorado State University. His primary research interests include the financial impact of supply chain sustainability, emerging logistics technologies, supply chain cyber security and various other emerging purchasing and logistics issues. He is also a lead author of the monthly Logistics Managers’ Index. Dr. Rogers’ work has appeared in multiple academic journals, corporate white papers, trade publications, and conference proceedings. He is also a frequent speaker at both academic and practitioner-oriented conferences. Dr. Rogers earned his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees at the University of Nevada, Reno and his PhD in supply chain management from Arizona State University. Prior to returning to academia Dr. Rogers worked as a purchasing agent for a large hotel-resort and as an operations manager for Quidsi, a subsidiary of Amazon.
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