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Thomas J. Goldsby

Professor of Logistics

Areas of expertise

Logistics customer service
Supply chain integration
Lean and agile supply chain strategies


PhD, Michigan State University
MBA, The University of Kentucky
BA, The University of Evansville


Dr. Thomas J. Goldsby is Professor of Logistics at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business. He has held previous faculty appointments at the University of Kentucky (2005 - 2011), The Ohio State University (2000 - 2005), and Iowa State University (1998 - 2000). Dr. Goldsby holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Evansville(1992),M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky (1993), and Ph.D. in Marketing and Logistics from Michigan State University (1998).

Prior to entering academe, Dr. Goldsby was a Logistics Analyst for the Valvoline Company. He previously worked for the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., and as a research fellow at the University of Kentucky Transportation Research Center. He has also served as a consultant to manufacturers, distributors, retailers, logistics service providers, non-governmental organizations, and the U.S. Department of Defense. He also serves on the selection committee for the following industry awards: AMR Research Top 25 Supply Chains, CSCMP's Supply Chain Innovation Award, Logistics Quarterly magazine's Third-Party Sustainability Award, and University of Kentucky's Corporate Sustainability Awards.

Dr. Goldsby's research interests include logistics customer service, supply chain integration, and the theory and practice of lean and agile supply chain strategies. He has published several articles in academic and professional journals and serves as a frequent speaker at academic conferences, executive education seminars, and professional meetings. He is co-author of "Lean Six Sigma Logistics: Strategic Development to Operational Success" (J. Ross Publishing, 2005), with translations in Chinese, Korean, and Russian.

He is a research associate of the Global Supply Chain Forum at The Ohio State University and blog editor for LQ Insights. Dr. Goldsby is a recipient of the 2007 Bernard J. LaLonde Award for the best paper published each year in the Journal of Business Logistics and has twice received the Accenture Award for best paper published in the International Journal of Logistics Management (1998 and 2002). He has received recognition for excellence in teaching at Iowa State University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Kentucky. He was recently recognized as one of the most productive researchers all-time in the field of Logistics Management.

While at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Goldsby has supervised more than 90 Lean/Six Sigma supply chain projects with industry partners, chaired (or co-chaired) five Ph.D. dissertations, and served as an investigator on four federally funded research projects, exceeding $1 million in grant proceeds.

Contact Information

536 Fisher Hall
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 247-4261