Areas of Expertise
Dr. Swanson's research centers on the total value that is provided by logistics management. Key logistics functions, such as inventory and transportation policy, have cost and performance tradeoffs. Providing management knowledge and analyzing these tradeoffs for peak performance is the common theme throughout much of his research.
Dr. Swanson has over twenty years of experience managing logistics systems and operations in the private sector prior to returning to academia. He has managed projects and operations for Wal-Mart, Sears, BMW, Canon, Ingram Micro, and BASF, to name a few. Specifically, Dr. Swanson has operational expertise in warehouse management, transportation management systems, inventory forecasting, inventory management, ERP, yard management, and logistics visibility systems.
PhD: University of Arkansas, Supply Chain Management (2012)
MBA; University of Tennessee, Transportation and Logistics (1990)
BS: David LIpscomb University, Marketing (1987)