Karl B. Manrodt

Ph.D. Logistics and TransportationProfessor

Georgia Southern University

Dr. Manrodt serves as a Professor of Logistics and Department Chair in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at Georgia College & State University, located in Milledgeville, Georgia.  He is also the Director of the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management program, an on-line master’s program for working professionals.  His degrees include a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology, Wartburg College, M.S. in Logistics, Wright State University, and his Ph.D. at the University of Tennesse. Dr. Manrodt has over 25 years in logistics, transportation and supply chain research.  These research projects have been funded by a wide range of participants in the supply chain, ranging from consulting firms, associations, carriers, software providers and shippers.  This background will help Georgia College establish the Institute for Logsitics and Transportation Studies, a research office focused on the needs of today’s practictioners.  He was recognized as a “2004 Rainmaker” by DC Velocity Magazine.  Dr. Manrodt also had served the profession in several forums.  He served on the Board of Directors for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals as well as other leadership roles with WERC.

In addition, Dr. Manrodt has/or now serves as an editor, reviewer, and on the editorial board of numerous academic and practitioner journals.  He is the co-author of seven books, he has given over 150 presentations across the globe.

Dr. Manrodt is the original lead researcher of the annual study of trends in logistics and transportation.  The study examines key practices in the industry and is now in its 27th year.  Dr. Manrodt also leads the WERC survey on DC Metrics, now in its 14th year.