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Indiana University Bloomington

Doctoral Programs

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From 1960-2013, we prepared nearly 1,200 men and women
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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 ››