Paul H. Zipkin
R. J. Reynolds Professor Emeritus of Business Administration

PAUL ZIPKIN is the R. J. Reynolds Professor of Business Administration at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. His academic degrees come from Reed, Berkeley, and Yale. His teaching, research, and consulting focus on how supply chains work and how to make them work better, and their strategic roles in the success or failure of companies in the global marketplace. Within this broad theme, his work is concerned with issues of inventory management in suppliercustomer relations; the impact of new production and communications technologies on supplychain performance; coping with product variety at both the operational and strategic levels; and the design of logistics networks. He has published some 70 articles in scholarly journals and coedited the book, Logistics of Production and Inventory. He is the author of the book, Foundations of Inventory Management. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals and often advises companies, government agencies, and other organizations. He is a Fellow of INFORMS and the Manufacturing & Services Operations Management Society.

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