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Deepak Iyengar

Dr. Thomas J. Goldsby is Professor of Logistics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Goldsby has published more than 50 articles in academic and professional journals and serves as a frequent speaker at academic conferences, executive education seminars, and professional meetings around the world. He is co-author of Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success and Global Macrotrends and Their Impact on Supply Chain Management. He serves as Associate Director of the Center for Operational Excellence, research associate of the Global Supply Chain Forum, and a Research Fellow of the National Center for the Middle Market, all with The Ohio State University. Dr. Goldsby has received recognitions for excellence in teaching and research at Iowa State University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Kentucky. He is co-editor of the Transportation Journal and co-executive editor of Logistics Quarterly magazine. He serves on the boards for the American Society of Transportation & Logistics and Supply Chain Leaders in Action, the Research Strategies Committee of CSCMP, and as a reviewer for the Gartner Top 25 Supply Chains, LQ Sustainability Awards, SCLA Circle of Excellence Award, CSCMP Supply Chain Innovation Award, and University of Kentucky Corporate Sustainability Award programs. He has conducted workshops and seminars throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Dr. Deepak Iyengar received his Ph.D. in the area of Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Maryland, College Park. His areas of research and teaching include logistics and sustainability in supply chains. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Central Washington University, Ellensburg in the Department of Supply Chain Management. Dr. Iyengar has published works in leading supply chain and logistics journals like Journal of Business Logistic, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, and Transportation Journal, to name a few. In addition, he has mentored students and led projects using the methodology of Lean Six Sigma to various 3PLs.

Dr. Shashank Rao is the Jim W. Thompson Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Auburn University. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering, an M.B.A. in Marketing, and a Ph.D. in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Along with his academic training, Dr. Rao has several years of industry experience in the banking and engineering sectors. He has also served as a consultant to manufacturers and retailers on issues like order fulfillment and distribution management. His research interests focus on retailing, order fulfillment, and logistics customer service. He has published several articles in academic and professional journals of repute such as the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Business Logistics, International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Industrial Management, Industrial Engineer, and more. He also serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Business Logistics, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and the Journal of Operations Management, along with serving as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce. He is a frequent speaker at academic conferences, executive education seminars, and professional meetings, and also conducts hands-on training on supply chain technologies like TMS, ERP, and Routing Systems.

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the preeminent worldwide professional association dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge on supply chain management. With nearly 10,000 members representing nearly all industry secto