James Keebler

James Keebler

Department: Supply Chain Management

Center: Global Supply Chain Institute

Title: Lecturer

James Keebler served as a visiting professor in the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Florida teaching undergraduate, graduate and executive courses. Previously, he was the Charles S. Conklin Chair and Eminent Scholar and Professor of Supply Chain Management at Clayton State University.

Keebler focuses on strategic planning and performance measurement in logistics and supply chain management. He has published in several academic journals, including the Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Transportation Management, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, Benchmarking: An International Journal, Leadership and Organizational Management and International Journal of Logistics Economics, as well as a variety of practitioner journals. Google Scholar reports he has been cited in more than 7,600 peer-reviewed publications. He is the co-author of the books Keeping Score: Measuring the Business Value of Logistics in the Supply Chain (1999, Council of Logistics Management) and Supply Chain Management (2000, J.T. Mentzer, Editor, Sage Publications).

Prior to entering academia, Keebler had more than 25 years of practical experience in manufacturing, marketing and logistics management across the food, pharmaceuticals, health care, electronics and consumer products industries, holding senior management positions with the Pillsbury Company, Bergen Brunswig Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. He worked for an international consulting firm, owned and operated two businesses and served for five years as president of a Colgate-Palmolive subsidiary and as vice president of an operating division. Keebler also served six years in the U.S. Army Transportation Corp in the U.S., Europe and Vietnam. He has been full-time faculty at St. Cloud State University, University of South Florida, Clayton State University and University of Central Florida. He earned a master’s in finance and in management. He earned his Ph.D. in marketing and logistics from UT in 2000.