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William Verdini

 Professor Emeritus

Supply Chain Management

Arizona State University, USA

DBA: Kent State University, USA


Professor William Verdini is a US-based scholar of supply-chain management and entrepreneurship. He was previously Chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management at the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University and was an affiliated faculty in the School of Health Management and Policy the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management.

He has worked in the areas of multi-objective programming to facilitate articulation of preferences in ocean dumping policy making; supply chain management modeling; project management; and distance learning. His writings on modeling, decision making, and project management have appeared in prestigious journals including the American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, The American Statistician, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of the Society of Research Administrators, Management Science, Omega, Operations Management Review, and Operations Research. He is a member of the Institute for Supply Management, INFORMS, and the World Future Society.

At Arizona State University, he has taught a wide variety of courses including Sustainability and Strategic Value, Innovation Space, Business Statistics, Supply Chain Management, and Small Business Leadership – and often guest lectures on Entrepreneurship and Sustainability for large undergraduate courses. He has been the President of the ASU Academic Senate, won the President's Award for Innovation, and was rated one of the "most influential" people in Phoenix (in the business category) by The Business Journal.

Recognized for his expertise by both academicians and industry leaders, he has consulted on operations issues for Intel, Google, Wal-Mart, and the Qatar National Research Fund – and serves on the board of the Better Business Bureau Foundation as treasurer.

Professor Verdini holds a Bachelors from Case Western Reserve University, an MBA from Kent State University, and a Doctorate from Kent State University.

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