Logical Choice

A USF College of Business professor is honored for his work in supply chain and logistics management.



By Jessica Aspiras

Special to USF News


TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 5, 2011) – Marketing expert James Stock is slated to be honored for the third time for his achievements in supply chain and logistics management by one of the industry’s leading professional organizations.


Stock will receive the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ 2011 Distinguished Service Award in October. The award is the highest honor that an individual can receive for their achievements in supply chain and logistics management.


In addition, in October, Stock will receive a Special Lifetime Logistics Service Award by Yasar University in Izmir, Turkey and the 9th International Logistics and Supply Chain Congress for his outstanding achievement and continuous contributions to the field.


This is not the first time Stock has been honored for his work. During the course of his 35-year career, Stock has received numerous awards, including DC Velocity magazine’s “Rainmaker for 2006,” which honors individuals for their distinguished work in the fields of supply chain and logistics management. He has also been awarded the Eccles Medal, an award that recognizes outstanding achievements in the development of or administration of logistics education, and the Armitage Medal, which acknowledges superior contributions to logistics literature. Both medals were awarded by SOLE – The International Society of Logistics.


Stock, who has published more than 150 articles on supply chain and logistics management, has also authored six books on the subject, which focuses on moving a product efficiently from supplier to customer whether that be in the industries of phosphate mining, manufacturing, technology, retail, and healthcare, among many others. His publications have been translated into five different languages – Chinese, Czech, Portuguese, Russian, and Thai. He has also traveled to 46 countries on six continents to conduct research, lecture, or do consulting work for various organizations and universities.


“Jim consistently contributes to the field of supply chain and logistics management through his rigorous research on the subjects. He’s a brilliant researcher and professor,” said Miriam Stamps, chair of the USF College of Business Marketing Department.


Jessica Aspiras can be reached at (813) 974-2479.