Joseph Carter

Thunderbird School of Global Mgt.
Herberger Administration Building - H35
Avnet Professor
Academic Professional
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4706
Assoc Dir General & Prof
Faculty
Thunderbird School of Global Management Campus
Mailcode
3406

Biography

Joseph Carter is the associate director general of the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. He is the Avnet Professor of Supply Chain Management at the W. P. Carey School of Business and is recognized as both a Certified Professional in Supply Management and a Certified Purchasing Manager by the Institute for Supply Management. His reputation as a scholar in the field of supply chain management is truly international, with his designation as the Institute for Supply Management Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University.

Carter has received many academic and professional awards and has been involved in several research projects sponsored by the Institute for Supply Management, the U.S. government and the nonprofit CAPS Research center at the W. P. Carey School. He is a much sought-after speaker and consultant for both corporate and professional practitioner organizations worldwide. In addition, several of his case studies have been published in textbooks, and other cases have been used as teaching instruments by prestigious business schools in the United States, including Harvard, and abroad, such as IESE in Spain and IMD in Switzerland. Carter holds a doctorate in operations management from Boston University.

Carters research efforts have been oriented toward purchasing and supply chain management issues. He has written 60 refereed journal articles and research monographs, all addressing issues in the fields of purchasing and supply chain management. Carters research contribution encompasses three major content areas: buyer and supplier communication processes and information exchange systems, international sourcing and supply chain management issues, and strategic procurement. Carter is also a principal investigator on a major project examining the role of corporate procurement in acquiring innovation and the new product/service development process.

Education
Ph.D., Boston University, 1985; MBA, Northeastern University, 1977; B.S., Northeastern University, 1975

Research Areas
Insourcing/Outsourcing decisions, buyer and supplier communication processes and information exchange systems, international sourcing and supply chain management strategy.

Recent Consulting
Strategic sourcing, supplier development, supplier integration, supplier cost management, procurement strategy. eProcurement systems.

Academic Positions
Arizona State University: 1991-present. Previous Appointments: Michigan State University, Boston University.

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Award
ASU Leadership Academy, 2003; ANBAR Electronic Intelligence Citation of Excellence Highest Quality Rating for the article "Alliances, logistics barriers and strategic actions in the People's Republic of China"; Certified Purchasing Manager, 1988-2003.

Professional Leadership
Editorial Review Board: International Journal of Quality Science, 1996-present; Journal of Operations Management, 1993-present; Operations Management Review, 1991-present.

Research Interests

Professor Carters research efforts have been oriented toward purchasing and supply chain management issues. Of the sixty refereed journal articles and research monographs either published for Professor Carter, all address issues of relevance within the field of purchasing and supply chain management. Professor Carters research contribution encompasses three major content areas: buyer and supplier communication processes and information exchange systems, international sourcing and supply chain management issues, and strategic procurement. Dr. Carter is a principle investigator on a major project examining the role of corporate procurement in acquiring innovation and new product/service development process.

Courses

Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 531Multinational Value Chain
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 531Multinational Value Chain
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 354Procurement of Services
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 520Strategic Procurement
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 355Supply Management
SCM 520Strategic Procurement
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 520Strategic Procurement
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 520Strategic Procurement
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 520Strategic Procurement