Dr. David Closs

Dr. David Closs
Acting Chairperson and Professor
Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management

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Dr. David J. Closs is the John H. McConnell   Chaired Professor of Business Administration in the Department of   Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University.    Dr. Closs completed his MBA and Ph.D. at Michigan State in 1978 focusing   on the topics of marketing, logistics and management science.

Dr.  Closs has been extensively involved in the development and application   of computer models and information systems for logistics operations and   planning.  The computer models have included applications for location   analysis, inventory management, forecasting and routing.  The   information systems development focuses on inventory management,  forecasting and transportation applications.   His experience has focused   on the logistics related issues in the consumer products, medical and   pharmaceutical products and parts industries.  Dr. Closs actively   participates in logistics executive development seminars and has   presented sessions in North America, South America, Asia, Australia and   Eastern Europe. Dr. Closs’s primary research interests include supply   chain strategy, information systems, security. and planning techniques.    He was one of the principle researchers in two studies completed by   Michigan State University investigating world-class logistics and supply   chain capabilities.

Dr. Closs has authored and co-authored   numerous articles and made presentations regarding world-class logistics   and supply chain capabilities and logistics information systems applications.
            Dr. Closs is an active member in the Council of Logistics Management and was Editor of the Journal of Business Logistics.  He is Executive Editor of Logistics Quarterly.