Marc Scott, an NDSU graduate and an assistant professor of logistics in the Department of Supply Chain Management at the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business, will give a guest lecture Monday, April 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. in 422 Quentin Burdick Building. The lecture will be on the role of scholarship and research in supply chain management. The lecture will take a three-pronged approach, addressing: the dynamic or rigor of scholarship vs. its relevance; a review of several supply chain case studies and their aligned research projects; and the importance of industry-facing engagement in supply chain research.
Scott graduated from NDSU with a Ph.D. in transportation and logistics in 2011. He holds an M.S. in transportation and a B.S. in business economics from South Carolina State University. He worked as a replenishment manager for Walmart Stores Inc. for four years before joining the faculty at the University of Arkansas. Scott's academic work is at the intersection of scholarship and practice and he works to use the findings from research to inform supply chain decision-making. His research interests include strategic procurement, outsourcing, supply management, and supply chain service design with a particular focus on retail, third-party logistics and public sector supply chains. He has published both academic and technical papers on those topics. Scott has industry experience in the retail, applied research, transportation, development banking, investment banking, and energy industries. His experience has all been focused on the supply chain or transportation and logistics sectors.