Professor of Global Operations,
PhD: University of North Carolina
James A. Pope received degrees in economics from the College of Wooster and Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina. Between his masters and doctoral degrees, he served five years in the U.S. Air Force as a logistics officer. He has written and consulted extensively in the field of operations management including supply chain management, total quality management, inventory control, scheduling, warehouse location and database management. He is the author of Supply Chain Survival in the Age of Globalization and co-author of Ocean Container Transportation: An Operational Perspective. He has been a professor at Old Dominion University and the University of Toledo and has taught abroad in Germany, the Netherlands and India. In addition to his academic work, he has been active in APICS, an organization for operations management professionals. He is professionally certified by APICS with the CFPIM and CSCP designations, and for thirty years has taught certification courses and developed certification training and testing materials for the organization.