Judith Whipple

Judith  Whipple
  • Donald J. Bowersox and Robert W. Thull Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Established through gifts from Robert W. Thull and others in honor of the late Donald J. Bowersox
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Interim Dean, Eli Broad College of Business


Judith Whipple is the Bowersox-Thull Endowed Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program (MS-SCM) in the Broad College of Business. Her research interests include supply chain integration and collaboration, supply chain security and risk management, and strategic supply chain management and organizational design.

Prior to this, she directed the Food Industry Management Program at MSU and taught at Western Michigan University in Food Marketing and Integrated Supply Management. Judy has extensive teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level, teaching in the full-time MBA, Executive MBA, MS-SCM and doctoral programs. She has a BS in Management Systems from the General Motors Engineering and Management Institute, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Michigan State University.

Judy was awarded the MSU Teacher Scholar Award for excellence in teaching and research, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Educators’ Conference Teaching Innovation Award, and various best paper awards, including the Journal of Business Logistics Bernard J. La Londe Best Paper Award (2005 and 2010), Transportation Journal Best Paper Award, Journal of Operations Management Best Paper Award and the Stan Hardy Award. For her contribution to the field of supply chain management, she was selected as a DC Velocity Rainmaker. She previously served on the Board of Directors at CSCMP, Chaired its Research Strategies Committee and Co-Chaired its Supply Chain Innovation Award. She is a member of APICS/ASCM and was involved in its Supply Chain STEM Educational Outreach Program.