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Thomas J. Goldsby

Dr. Thomas J. Goldsby is Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Kentucky. He has held previous faculty appointments at The Ohio State University and Iowa State University. Goldsby holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Evansville, an M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in marketing and logistics from Michigan State University.

Prior to entering academe, Goldsby was a Logistics Analyst for the Valvoline Company. He previously worked for the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. and as a research fellow at the University of Kentucky Transportation Research Center. He has also served as a consultant to manufacturers, distributors, retailers and logistics service providers.

Goldsby’s research interests focus on logistics customer service and supply chain integration. He also has interest in the theory and practice of Lean and agile supply chain strategies. He has published several articles in academic and professional journals and serves as a frequent speaker at academic conferences, executive education seminars and professional meetings. Goldsby is co-author of Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success (J. Ross Publishing, 2005) and a research associate of the Global Supply Chain Forum at The Ohio State University. He is a recipient of the 2007 Bernard J. LaLonde Award for the best paper published each year in the Journal of Business Logistics and has twice received the Accenture Award for best paper published in the International Journal of Logistics Management (1998 and 2002). He has received recognitions for excellence in teaching at Iowa State University, The Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky, and has provided seminars on Lean Six Sigma Logistics throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Goldsby was recently recognized as one of the 50 most productive researchers of all time in the field of logistics management.