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Jason Miller

Associate Professor
Department: Supply Chain Management
Office:
North Business Building
632 Bogue St Rm N328
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-6426
Curriculum Vitae
  • Biography
    Jason Miller (PhD The Ohio State University) is a tenured Associate Professor of Logistics and the John D. and Dortha J. Withrow Endowed Emerging Scholar at Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business. His primary research stream examines firms' logistics operations, with an emphasis on studying motor carrier safety, productivity, pricing dynamics, and driver turnover. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in Academy of Management Journal, Decision Sciences, ForecastingJournal of Business Logistics, Journal of Management, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Transportation Journal, and Transportation Research Part E. Jason serves as an Associate Editor at Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Operations and Production Management. He serves on the Editorial Review Board for Journal of Business Logistics and Journal of Supply Chain Management. He also actively reviews for several supply chain (International Journal of Logistics Management, Journal of Business Logistics, and Transportation Journal) and quantitative methods (Behavior Research Methods, Educational and Psychological Measurement and Structural Equation Modeling) journals.

    In addition to academic research, Jason provides commentary via LinkedIn on various issues that affect supply chain practitioners such as inventory levels, pricing dynamics, manufacturing output, and transportation activity. He frequently speaks at industry-oriented webinars covering a range of topics. 

    With regard to teaching, Jason teaches or has taught courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level. 
    At the undergrad level, Jason teaches the case-based capstone supply chain management course and has also taught an upper-level transportation management elective. Jason has taught an online course concerning distribution fulfillment in the Masters of Science in Supply Chain Management program. At the doctoral level, he co-coordinates the introductory PhD seminar common to both the logistics and OSM doctoral programs.

    Jason has been recognized with multiple awards for research and teaching. He was recognized as the undergraduate faculty member who had the greatest impact on students based on the 2017 graduating senior survey. The website Poets & Quants has recognized him as one of the top 40 undergraduate professors (https://poetsandquantsforundergrads.com/2017/09/18/2017-top-40-undergraduate-professors-jason-miller-michigan-state-broad/). 
  • Publications
    Article
    See Vita for updated list of publications.
  • Courses
    • SCM 470: Supply Chain Policy Analysis
    • SCM 872: Distribution Fulfillment
    • SCM 476: Transportation Management
    • SCM 910: Introduction to Theory in SCM
  • Awards
    • Jane K. Fenyo Best Paper Award (2012)
      Best conference paper for student research at the 41st Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference. Matt Schwieterman was the co-recipient.
    • Bernard J. La Londe Best Paper Award (2013)
      Awarded for the best manuscript published in Journal of Business Logistics in 2013. Co-recipients are John P. Saldanha, C. Shane Hunt, and John Mello.
    • CSCMP Doctoral Dissertation Award (2015)
      Best doctoral dissertation as voted on by an academic and industry panel.
    • E. Grosvenor Plowman Award (2016)
      Awarded for the best conference paper at the CSCMP annual conference.
    • Most Impactful Undergraduate Faculty Member (2017)
      Received the most votes when asked the question "which faculty member was most impactful during your time at Broad" by seniors completing the annual graduating senior survey.
    • Top 40 Undergraduate Professors (2017)
      Selected by Poets & Quants as one of the Top 40 Undergraduate Professors.

    • Best Associate Editor Honorable Mention (2018)
      Selected as the honorable mention for the Best Associate Editor at Journal of Operations Management
    • E. Grosvenor Plowman Award (2019)
      Winner of the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award for best conference paper by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
    • John D. and Dortha J. Withrow Endowed Emerging Scholar Award (2020)
      Winner of the John D. and Dortha J. Withrow Endowed Emerging Scholar Award
    • Instructor of Excellence Award (2020)
      Recognized by the Broad College with an Instructor of Excellence Award for having SIRS scores in the top 10% of faculty for the Spring 2020 semester
  • Media Mentions
    • Article
      Quoted by Journal of Commerce based on analysis of BEA inventory data and the implications for freight. 
      Date: 02-16-2021
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    • Article
      Quoted by Trains (railroad industry publication) regarding the growth of rail carload revenue despite declines in carload movements. 
      Date: 02-12-2021
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    • Article
      Quoted by Journal of Commerce regarding about how historically low constant-dollar inventory levels relative to constant-dollar sales will generate substantial demand for trucking services over the coming months
      Date: 02-11-2021
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    • Article
      Quoted by FreightWaves discussing the Bureau of Labor Statistics data on truck driver employment.
      Date: 02-05-2021
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    • Article
      Research about auto recalls cited by Engineering & Technology Magazine 
      Date: 01-20-2020
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    • Article
      DAT Solutions cited a trucking volume index created by Yem Bolumole and myself when discussing the state of the trucking market
      Date: 01-19-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Transport Drive discussing the Bureau of Labor Statistics data on truck driver employment
      Date: 01-19-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Journal of Commerce discussing the central role that manufacturing activity plays in driving trucking activity
      Date: 01-15-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Journal of Commerce discussing the Bureau of Labor Statistics data on truck driver employment
      Date: 01-08-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by FreightWaves discussing the Bureau of Labor Statistics data on truck driver employment.
      Date: 01-08-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by the Tampa Bay Times discussing regulation of motor carriers
      Date: 12-31-2020
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    • Article
      DAT Solutions cited a capacity tightness index created by Yem Bolumole and myself when discussing the state of the trucking market
      Date: 12-23-2020
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    • Article
      Cited by DAT Solutions for some analysis about employment in food manufacturing and how this affects freight volumes
      Date: 12-16-2020
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    • Article
      Cited for analysis regarding asymmetric relationship between changes in supply & demand balance and spot prices
      Date: 12-05-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Journal of Commerce discussing the behavior of retail inventories
      Date: 11-23-2020
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    • Article
      DAT Solutions cited a surface transportation index created by Yem Bolumole and myself when discussing the state of the trucking market
      Date: 10-28-2020
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    • Article
      DAT Solutions cited a capacity tightness index created by Yem Bolumole and myself when discussing the state of the trucking market
      Date: 10-14-2020
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    • Article
      Journal of Commerce cited an index created by Yem Bolumole and myself that measures the capacity tightness in the trucking sector
      Date: 09-24-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Journal of Commerce discussing the current state of contract pricing in the truckload sector
      Date: 09-15-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Journal of Commerce discussing capacity shortage issues in trucking
      Date: 09-04-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Journal of Commerce noting that manufacturing is the backbone of for-hire trucking ton-miles
      Date: 09-01-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Journal of Commerce discussing how imbalance of freight across shipper verticals is contributing to volatility in trucking
      Date: 08-26-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Commercial Carrier Journal discussing how imbalance of freight across shipper verticals is contributing to volatility in trucking
      Date: 08-21-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Journal of Commerce discussing how e-commerce retailers located in the Western U.S. are facing transportation capacity bottlenecks for intermodal shipments
      Date: 08-05-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Journal of Commerce discussing how discussing the truckload market dynamics for the remainder of 2020
      Date: 07-10-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Journal of Commerce discussing how the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has affected the trucking industry
      Date: 07-07-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Journal of Commerce discussing how trucking prices have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic
      Date: 07-06-2020
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    • Video
      Quoted by Washington Post discussing why some items have come back in stock quicker with COVID-19
      Date: 06-25-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by FreightWaves discussing inferences to be drawn from trucking employment data released by Bureau of Labor Statistics
      Date: 06-05-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Transport Drive discussing how COVID-19 is affecting trucking volumes
      Date: 05-05-2020
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    • Article
      Quoted by Tampa Bay Times in concerning safety at Garda
      Date: 03-01-2020
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    • Article
      Extensively quoted in an article by FreightWaves discussing issues with using analytics to remove supply chain efficiencies
      Date: 10-29-2019
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    • Article
      Industry white paper on truck failures featured by FreightWaves
      Date: 07-16-2019
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    • Article
      Research on the impact of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate cited by multiple industry sources such as FreightWaves. 
      Date: 02-01-2019
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    • Article
      Quoted by USA Today regarding violations of hours-of-service rules in the article “Asleep at the Wheel” 
      Date: 12-28-2017
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Related News:

Jason Miller has Publication Published 
Article titled, Titled 'An Exploratory Investigation of New Entrant Motor Carriers' Longitudinal Safety Performance'
Jason Miller's Manuscript Accepted for Publication 
It's titled, 'Learning by Applying: The Case of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award'
Jason Miller Publishes Manuscript 
Titled 'A Multivariate Time-Series Examination of Motor Carrier Safety Behaviors'
Jason Miller's Manuscript Accepted into Transportation Journal 
"How Does Electronic Monitoring Affect Hours-of-Service Compliance?" was accepted at Transportation Journal.
Paying for hurricanes  
With recent hurricanes, the coastal regions critical to global supply chains and economies have taken a hit.
Faculty Spotlight: Leadership in Logistics  
When it comes to supply chain management and logistics innovation, the Broad College of Business is blazing the trail
Two SCM Faculty Selected as Broad Integrative Fellows 
The program seeks to develop integrative thinking across business disciplines among the Broad College faculty
Dr. Jason Miller has Article Accepted to the Transportation Journal 
"Discrete Time Hazard Modeling of Large Motor Carriers' Longitudinal Safety Performance" accepted for publication.
Closs Calls- Welcome Back! 
A few things have changed in the Supply Chain Management program since students last left in the Spring.
Faculty Awards and Publications 
Michigan State University Supply Chain Management professors are renowned practitioners and educators.
SCM Faculty Recognized at CSCMP 
Three SCM faculty members were recognized for excellence in the supply chain management profession at the conference.
SCM Faculty Member to be Published in Journal of Supply Chain Management 
The article will in the Journal of Supply Chain Management in 2017.
Two SCM Faculty to be Published in Next Issue of Journal of Business Logistics 
Two SCM Faculty to be Published in Next Issue of Journal of Business Logistics.
Dr. Schwieterman's Research Published in Transportation Journal 
Dr. Schwieterman's paper will be published in Transportation Journal, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2016.