Chad W. Autry is the FedEx Endowed Professor of Supply Chain Management and Editor in Chief, Journal of Supply Chain Management, at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Dr. Autry holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with focus in Supply Chain Management from the University of Oklahoma, an M.B.A. with focus on International Business from Oklahoma City University, and a B.B.A in Marketing from the University of Oklahoma.

Autry’s business background includes several years experience in retail and restaurant operations management. He also served as an information technology consultant prior to his move to academics. He has worked with and for numerous professional and civic organizations related to supply chain process improvement, including American Airlines, IBM, Goodwill Industries, the American Red Cross, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Marine Corps. He is on the Education Strategies Committee of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and has assumed active leadership roles at state and national levels for the Warehouse Education and Research Council, Production and Operations Management Society, Institute for Supply Management, National Association of Purchasing Managers, and the Supply Chain Management and Industrial Distribution Symposium.

Autry’s research focuses primarily on supply chain network design, with specific attention placed on issues related to relationship integration and technological connectivity across multiple firms simultaneously. He is author of over 40 articles in academic and professional outlets including Journal of Business Logistics,International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics ManagementJournal of Operations ManagementJournal of RetailingJournal of ManagementInternational Journal of Logistics Management, and Strategic Management Journal. He is currently the Systems/Analytical Research Editor for theInternational Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.