Dr. Zach G. Zacharia is an associate professor of supply chain management and director of the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh in the College of Business at Lehigh University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in supply chain operations management and logistics and transportation. He graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary, an M.B.A. from the University of Alberta, and a Ph.D. in Logistics with a minor in Marketing from the University of Tennessee. His current research interests include collaboration/coopetition within the supply chain, supplier satisfaction and the physical internet.
Before joining academia, Zach worked at the University of Tennessee, Center for Transportation Research for six years as an associate director. He also worked at the Department of Transportation in Alberta, Canada for ten years as an equipment engineer. He is a principal in BZS Consulting, which primarily focuses on teaching supply chain operations management and evaluating collaboration and procurement strategies across firms in a supply chain.
Zach is a senior associate editor at the International Journal of Logistics Management and an associate editor at the Journal of Business Logistics. Zach’s has over 28 refereed publications including 2 articles in the Journal of Operations Management, 9 articles in the Journal of Business Logistics and articles in Decision Sciences, Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Logistics Management, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Marketing Management, Supply Chain Management Review, Journal of International Technology and Information Management, Journal of Vehicle Design and Wall Street Journal. As a member of a Supply Chain Research Group at the University of Tennessee he co-authored a book titled “Supply Chain Management” (Sage Publications, December 2000). Zach also contributed a chapter on logistics service providers and new product development in the book titled Managing Innovation: The New Competitive Edge for Logistics Service Providers, Stephan M. Wagner ed., Kuehne Foundation Book Series (2007).
Among the awards that Zach has received is the Staub Faculty Excellence Award (2013) for the College of Business – Lehigh University, Best Paper Finalist (2010) from the Journal of Operations Management, Best Paper Award (2007) from North American Research/Teaching Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Outstanding Student Paper Award (2000) from the Society for Marketing Advances and Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award (2000) from the University of Arkansas.