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Indiana University Bloomington

Operations & Decision Technologies

ODT Widget Faculty

"The faculty at Kelley are amazing to work with. The Academy students are really engaged and are very impressive."
Casey Wayson,
Recruiter, Eaton Corp.

Rhonda Lummus

Contact Information

(812) 855-2669
rlummus [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

  • Clinical Professor of Operations and Decision Technologies
  • Director of the Supply Chain Alliance


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, University of Iowa
  • BS, Bradley University

Professional Experience

  • Indiana University
  • Iowa State University
  • Central Missouri State University
  • Universal Gym Equipment, Materials Manager
  • Snap-On Tools, Production Control Supervisor
  • Perfex Corporation, Production and Inventory Control Supervisor
  • On-going, Supply chain presentations and seminars in the United States, Europe and Asia. Speaker at numerous national and international conferences, including: APICS, Distribution Business Management, the IBM Global Supply Chain Management Executive Conference, and the keynote address to South Africa SAPICS National Conference

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • APICS - Certified Supply Chain Professional - March 2006
  • APICS - Certified Fellow in Production Inventory Management - June 1999
  • APICS - Certified in Integrated Resource Management - December 1993
  • APICS - Certified in Production Inventory Management - December 1984

Professional Interests

Supply chain planning, demand planning, implications of information systems technology on supply chain management, and supply chain flexibility

Selected Publications

  • Lummus, R. and R. Vokurka (2010), “The Importance of Practice-Driven Research,” Production & Inventory Management Journal, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 46-53.  Read Abstract ››

  • Melnyk, S., L. Burns, R. Lummus, R. Vokurka, and J. Santor (2009), "Mapping the future of Supply Chain Management: A Delphi Study," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 47, No. 16, pp. 4629-4653.  Read Abstract ››

  • Lummus, R. (2007), "The Role of APICS in Professionalizing Operations Management," Journal of Operations Management, Special Issue on the Evolution of the Field of Operations Management, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 336-345. Read Abstract ››

  • Lummus, R., S. Melnyk, R. Vokurka, L. Burns and J. Sandor (2007), "Getting Ready for Tomorrow's Supply Chain," Supply Chain Management Review, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 48-55. Read Abstract ››

  • Lummus, R., R. Vokurka, and L. Duclos (2005), "Delphi Study on Supply Chain Flexibility," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 43, No. 13, pp. 2687-2708. Read Abstract ››