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Mary Holcomb

1992-University of Tennessee, Ph.D.
Logistics and Transportation, Industrial Operations minor
1990-University of Tennessee, M.B.A.
Logistics and Transportation
1986-University of Tennessee, B.S.B.A.
Logistics and Transportation

Research focus: Logistics/Network Design
Telephone: 865.974.1658

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Mary Collins Holcomb is Professor and Gerald T. Niedert Supply Chain Fellow at The University of Tennessee. Prior to academia, her professional career involved some eighteen years at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in transportation research and policy issues for the U.S. Departments of Energy, Transportation, and Defense. Dr. Holcomb's background also consists of industry experience with the former Burlington Northern Railroad, General Motors, and Milliken & Company. She has performed consulting and executive education services for numerous companies including Lowe's, Phillips Consumer Electronics, Sony CVS, Brunswick Boat Group, Ernst & Young, and Capgemini U.S. LLC.

Dr. Holcomb's research has appeared in the Journal of Business Logistics, Transportation Journal, the International Journal of Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal and Supply Chain Management Review. She is the co-editor for the Transportation Journal and serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Business Logistics and Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal.

Dr. Holcomb is a principal researcher in a longstanding annual study in the discipline titled - Logistics and Transportation Trends and Issues. The study, which examines macro- and micro-level practices and developments in the industry, has been conducted over 24 years.

Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management ~ 310 Stokely Management Center ~ Knoxville, TN ~ 37996-0530
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