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Judith Whipple

Donald J. Bowersox and Robert W. Thull Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Department: Supply Chain Management
North Business Building
632 Bogue St Rm N325
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-6407
  • Biography
    Dr. Judith Whipple is Bowersox-Thull Endowed Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program (MS-SCM) in the Broad College at Michigan State University (MSU).  Prior to this, she directed the Food Industry Management Program at MSU.  Dr. Whipple has extensive teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level, teaching in the full-time MBA, Executive MBA, MS-SCM and doctoral programs. Dr. Whipple was awarded the MSU Teacher Scholar Award for excellence in teaching and research, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Educators Conference Teaching Innovation Award, and various best paper awards, including the Bernard J. La Londe Best Paper Award of the Journal of Business Logistics.  Dr. Whipple’s research interests include supply chain integration and collaboration. Judy has published work in numerous logistics, supply chain and marketing journals.  For her contribution to the field of supply chain management, she was selected as 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.  Dr. Whipple currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). 
  • Education
    Ph.D. Marketing and Logistics 1994, Michigan State University
  • Courses
    • MBA 821: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
    • PIM 870: Supply Chain Management I
    • SCM 870: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
    • SCM 930: Foundations in Logistics Research
    • MBA 831: Supply Chain Management Applications
  • Awards
    • MSU Teacher-Scholar Award, 2005
      University level award for teaching and research excellence
    • Bernard J. La Londe Award, 2005
      Best Paper Published in the Journal of Business Logistics
    • Teacher of the Year, 2007
      Supply Chain Management Association
    • Bernard J. La Londe Award, 2010
      Best Paper Published in the Journal of Business Logistics
    • DC Velocity Rainmaker, 2013
    • Teaching Innovation Award for CSCMP Educators Conference, 2013
      Best Paper selected in the Teaching Innovation Track
    • Richard J. Lewis Quality of Excellence Award, MSU, 2015
      College level award for continuous improvement and innovation
    • Transportation Journal Best Paper Award, 2017-2018
      Best Paper Published in Transportation Journal
    • Jack Meredith Best Paper of the Year Award, 2011
      Best paper published in the Journal of Operations Management 
    • Instructor of Excellence Award Fall 2020
      College level teaching award received for full-time MBA
  • Media Mentions

Related News:

The future of supply chain disruptions 
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AT&T awards spotlight Broad teaching and learning innovations 
For four consecutive years, our faculty have been applauded for their use of technology to ensure student success.
Broad Spartans receive national scholarship for women in supply chain 
Mallory Johnson and Courtney Palkowski were honored with the 2021 AWESOME Excellence in Education Scholarship.
Four things that set the Broad MBA in Supply Chain Management apart 
If you’re looking for a program known for its supply chain expertise, Broad stands alone.
Judy Whipple and Claudia Rosales have Paper Published 
It will appear in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
Professor Judy Whipple Publishes Article in the Journal of Business Logistics 
Titled 'Managing Internal Supply Chain Integration: Integration Mechanisms and Requirements'
Judy Whipple was Published in the International Journal of Logistics Management 
Judy Whipple was recently published in the International Journal of Logistics Management.
Dr. Closs and Dr. Whipple Create Supply Chain STEM Program 
There is an ongoing challenge to attract talent to the many factors of supply chain management.
Two SCM Undergrads receive Undergraduate Research Fellow Scholarship 
The scholarship is designed to engage them in traditional research or other scholarly work with Broad faculty.
Insights for Future SCM Professionals 
Supply Chain faculty presenting webinar for Beyond the Horizon project.
MSU Takes Third Place in SCM Graduate Challenge 
Spartan SCM team faced competition from universities that ranked among U.S. News and World Report Top 20 SCM programs.
Whipple and Widener article published 
Professor Judy Whipple and SCM doctoral candidate Robert Wiedmer published in the Journal of Supply Chain Management.