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W. P. Carey professor named supply chain distinguished fellow

Dale Rogers is being honored for his lifetime commitment and impact on the supply chain field

Portrait of ASU Professor Dale Rogers.

Dale Rogers, ON Semiconductor Professor of Business

December 08, 2023

Dale Rogers, ON Semiconductor Professor of Business at Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business, has been named an inaugural Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Distinguished Fellow for his lifetime achievements and contributions to the supply chain discipline. Rogers, who was one of 20 academics from around the globe to receive the honor, was recognized at the CSCMP’s Academic Research Symposium (ARS) this fall.

“It’s important to work with faculty from other universities, and also with practitioners,” Rogers said. “CSCMP picked 20 logistics scholars for this award, and it’s a huge honor to be one of them.” 

Several of the fellows were honored posthumously, including Rogers’ own former Michigan State professor, Don Bowersox. “It really is the top people in our discipline from around the world,” Rogers said.

As the leading global association for supply chain management professionals, CSCMP has more than 9,000 members worldwide representing all supply chain disciplines. An event uniquely focused on education, the annual ARS connects academics to discuss past, present and future innovations to continue the advancement of the supply chain management and logistics disciplines. 

“It’s so fun to get to do research, work with students and define what you do yourself,” Rogers said. “It’s something new every day. It’s the best job in the world.”

This isn’t Rogers’ first honor for his impact in the supply chain field. In 2021, he was inducted into the CSCMP Supply Chain Hall of Fame and received the CSCMP 2021 Distinguished Service Award, which is bestowed annually upon an individual for significant achievements in the logistics and supply chain management industry. In 2022, Rogers was the fifth recipient of CSCMP’s Academic “Giant” Award.

“This is such a great time to be in supply chain academia,” Rogers told doctoral students at last year’s symposium. “You are coming into this field at a time when people know what it is. They know it’s hard to do and that it’s an important economic variable. That gives you a lot of opportunities to do a lot of different things.”

Rogers, who came from Rutgers University as a professor of logistics and supply chain management, is the director of the Frontier Economies Logistics Lab and the Internet Edge Supply Chain Lab at the W. P. Carey School. He is the principal investigator of the $15 million CARISCA Project and director of global projects for ILOS - Instituto de Logística e Supply Chain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2012, he became the first academic to receive the International Warehouse and Logistics Association Distinguished Service Award in its 130-year history. He is a board member of G2 and a board advisor to Flexe, Enterra Solutions and Droneventory, is a founding board member of the Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council and Reverse Logistics and Sustainability Council, and serves on the board of directors for the Organización Mundial de Ciudades y Plataformas Logísticas. Rogers is a former “Rainmaker” for the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, which is the economic development arm of Reno, Nevada. This year, he was honored with the Reverse Logistics Education Award from the Reverse Logistics Association.

Rogers is published in the leading journals of the supply chain and logistics fields and has been the principal investigator on research grants from numerous organizations. He is also a senior editor at the Rutgers Business Journal, an area editor at the Annals of Management Science, and an associate editor of the Journal of Business Logistics and the Journal of Supply Chain Management. 

Rogers has made more than 400 presentations to professional organizations and has been a faculty member in numerous executive education programs at universities in the United States, Africa, China, Europe and South America, as well as at major corporations and professional organizations. He has been a consultant to several companies and is the author of several books, including a book about supply chain financing co-written with Rudi Leuschner at Rutgers Business School and Tom Choi at the W. P. Carey School. Rogers is an editor of the 2021 Oxford Handbook of Supply Chain Management, of which Choi is the editor-in-chief.

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