Ameila Carr, Ph.D.


Amelia Carr, Ph.D.

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-2543
Address: 324 Maurer Center

Supply chain management is Dr. Carr’s area of expertise. She says that specific areas of interest include the following: strategic sourcing; buyer supplier relationships; the role of information technology in supply chain relationships, supply chain integration and closed-loop supply chains.

Her current research includes working on a study of closed-loop supply chains. The purpose of the study is to understand the challenged and opportunities for glass recycling. Another study seeks to understand critical success factors for service and manufacturing supply chain operations as the organizations interact to provide goods and service their respective customers.

Dr. Carr says in regards to her professional achievements, “I am proud to be a recipient of the Mentor of the Year Award from the Association of Operations Management, a recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from Tuskegee University, a recipient of the OM Division of the Academy of Management Service

Award, a recipient of the BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business Service Award, and a recipient of the Stan Hardy Award for a Best Paper published in the Journal of Operations Management. And, I am honored to have held faculty positions at the Ohio State University, Georgia State University and Bowling Green State University.”

Dr. Carr has a passion for teaching as well as conducting research. “I enjoy teaching and working with students. One of my passions is to help students develop leadership skills and to learn how to do Independent research.” To this end, she has worked with students who have won research paper awards, published in trade magazines and academic journals. Also, she has worked with a number of students to assist with their career planning and job searches. Many of her former students stay in touch and come back to campus to share their careers and work experiences with our students.

The key experience Dr. Carr brings to the classroom is over 25 years of academic teaching, research and administrative experience. She worked in private industry where she gained experience in the areas of quality management, project management, scheduling, operations and production planning. Dr. Carr continues to work with a variety of companies through her research and in her role as a Professor of Supply Chain Management.


Ph.D., Arizona State University, Purchasing and Logistics Management, August 1996

M.A., Central Michigan University, Business Management, May 1984

B.A., Fordham University, Economics/French, May 1980


Professor of Supply Chain Management, Bowling Green State University, 2010  - Present

Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management & Director of the Supply Chain Management Institute, Bowling Green State University, 2003 – 2010

Assistant Professor of Operations Management/Supply Chain Management, Georgia State University, 2001 – 2003

Assistant Professor of Operations Management/Supply Chain Management, The Ohio State University, 1997 – 2002


Amelia Carr, “Relationships among Information Technology, Organizational Cooperation and Supply Chain Performance,” Journal of Managerial Issues, vol. 28, no 3-4, fall/winter 2016, pp. 165-182.

Amelia Carr, “An Examination of the Adoption of RFID Technology in Healthcare Organizations,” Organization Development Journal, winter 2015.

Amelia Carr, “The Puzzle Exercise: Interactive Teaching Strategy for a SCM Course,” Business Education Innovation Journal, June 2015, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 15-21.

Kevin Collins, Senthil Muthusamy, and Amelia Carr, “Toyota Production System (TPS) for Healthcare Organizations: Prospects and Implementation Challenges,” Total Quality Management & Business Excellence Journal, Jul/Aug 2015, vol. 26, no. 7/8, pp. 905-918.

Amelia Carr, “An Examination of Technology and Organization’s Change in Service Delivery to Meet Customer Expectations,” Journal of Applied Business Research, vol. 30, no. 3, 2014, pp. 725-735.

Hale Kaynak and Amelia Carr, “The Role of Information Sharing and Coordination in Managing Supply Chain Relationships,” International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, vol. 17, no. 4, 2012, pp. 246-271.

Amelia Carr, Senthil Muthusamy, and Charles Owens, “Strategic Repositioning of the Service Supply Chain,” Organization Development Journal, vol. 30, no. 1, spring 2012, pp. 63-78.

Amelia Carr, Man Zhang, Inge Klopping and Hokey Min, “RFID Technology: Implications for Healthcare Organizations,” American Journal of Business, vol. 25, no. 2, fall 2010, pp. 25-40.

Yunsook Hong, John Pearson and Amelia Carr, “A Typology of Coordination Strategy in Multi-organizational Product Development,” International Journal of Operations and Production Management, vol. 29, no. 10, 2009, pp. 1000-1024.

Michael Maloni, Craig Carter and Amelia Carr, “Assessing the Academic Maturation of Logistics through Author Concentration,” International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, vol. 39, no. 3 & 4, 2009, pp. 250-268.

Lillian Schumacher, Jane Wheeler and Amelia Carr, “The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Buyer’s Performance,” Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, vol. 24, no. 3 & 4, 2009, pp. 269-277.