Dr. Judith Whippleis Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) at Michigan State University (MSU) and Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program (MS-SCM). Prior to this, she directed the Food Industry Management Program at MSU and taught at Western Michigan University in Food Marketing and Integrated Supply Management. Her research interests include supply chain integration and collaboration, supply chain security and risk management, and strategic supply chain management and organizational design. Dr. Whipple was awarded the MSU Teacher Scholar Award for excellence in teaching and research, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Teaching Innovation Award, and various best paper awards, including the Journal of Business Logistics Bernard J. La Londe Best Paper Award (2005 and 2010), Transportation Journal Best Paper Award, Journal of Operations Management Best Paper Award and the Stan Hardy Award, and is a DC Velocity Rainmaker. She previously served on the Board of Directors at CSCMP, Chaired its Research Strategies Committee and Co-Chaired its Supply Chain Innovation Award.