Published: Nov. 14, 2013

Supply chain professor appointed to state commission

Contact(s): Sandy Cameron Broad College of Business office: (517) 432-9176 cameron@bus.msu.edu

MSU supply chain expert David Closs has been appointed to a newly-formed state commission on transportation and logistics by Gov. Rick Snyder.

Housed within the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the seven-member commission will work with local, state and regional governments on issues of trade, commerce and economic development. It also will advise state agencies on supply chain management issues and freight transportation.

“Innovation in supply chain logistics is important to Michigan’s economy and the global marketplace, “said Gov. Rick Snyder. “I thank these talented individuals for their willingness to serve this important commission.”

Closs is chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management and John H. McConnell chaired professor of business at the Broad College of Business. He has served as a Broad College faculty member for 35 years and has worked with more than 100 Fortune 500 corporations on issues of logistics.

In 2012, Closs participated in a White House panel on supply chain sustainability after receiving an invitation from the U.S. General Services Administration. Closs also was recently named the interim director of the new Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation. Closs earned his bachelor's, MBA and Ph.D. from MSU.

MSU's undergraduate and graduate supply chain programs currently are ranked #1 and #2, respectively, by U.S. News & World Report.

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