Douglas M. Lambert

Professor Lambert's research interests include supply chain management, the role of partnerships in achieving a competitive advantage, and measuring and selling the value of logistics. Dr. Lambert is editor of Supply Chain Management: Processes, Partnerships, Performance, and co-author of, Building High-Performance Business Relationships, Fundamentals of Logistics Management, Strategic Logistics Management and Management in Marketing Channels.

He has published more than 100 articles in numerous management and logistics journals, including Harvard Business Review, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Retailing and the Transportation Journal, and was the co-founder and co-editor of the International Journal of Logistics Management 1989-2007.

Dr. Lambert has made more than 100 presentations to professional organizations and has served as a faculty member for more than 500 executive development programs in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, for both academic institutions and major international business organizations. He speaks on such topics as supply chain management, assessing the profitability of business segments, integrating customer service and marketing strategy, inventory management, implementing cost tradeoffs in logistics, logistics management, measuring and selling the value of logistics.

Areas of expertise

  • Building high performance business relationships
  • Measuring the profitability of customers and products 
  • Supply Chain Metrics 
  • Logistics management


  • PhD, The Ohio State University
  • MBA, University of Western Ontario
  • BA, University of Western Ontario



  • E-mail

    (614) 292-0331

    (614) 292-0879

    Department of Marketing & Logistics
    Fisher College of Business
    The Ohio State University
    506A Fisher Hall
    2100 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210

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