Kevin Linderman has been appointed chair of the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department. Linderman also holds the John J. Coyle Professorship in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Linderman was formerly the Curtis L. Carlson Professor in Supply Chain and Operations at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and the academic co-director of the Joseph M. Juran Center for Research in Supply Chain, Operations, and Quality.

Linderman’s research encompasses topics in the area of process improvement (e.g., Six Sigma and Lean), environmental management, innovation, and supply chain risk.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Minnesota State University — Moorhead, a master’s in mathematics from Miami University, a master’s in management science from Case Western Reserve University, and a Ph.D. in operations research/operations management from Case Western.

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