Karl B. Manrodt


Ph.D.  Logistics and Transportation

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Field of Specialization:  Logistics and Transportation
  • Supporting Field:  Strategic Management
  • Graduation Date:  December, 1993

Master of Science

  • Wright State University, Dayton Ohio
  • Field of Specialization:  Logistics
  • Graduation Date:  December, 1989

Bachelor of Arts

  • Wartburg College, Waverly Iowa
  • Field of Specialization:  Philosophy and Psychology
  • Graduation Date:  May, 1979

Areas of Specialization

  • Strategic Sourcing / Procurement
  • Supply chain metrics
  • Logistics / transportation
  • Outsourcing


Dr. Manrodt serves as a Professor in the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Georgia Southern University, located in Statesboro, Georgia.  He is also the Director of the Southern Center for Logistics and Intermodal Transportation.  His degrees include a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology, Wartburg College, M.S. in Logistics, Wright State University, and his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee. He was recognized as a “2004 Rainmaker” by DC Velocity Magazine and in 2005 was awarded the Eugene Bishop Award for Sustained Academic Excellence by the College of Business at Georgia Southern University.  In 2010 he was award the Terry See Trophy by SAPICS, South Africa.  Dr. Manrodt also had served the profession in several forums.  He served on the Board of Directors for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals as well as other leadership roles with WERC.  In addition to serving as an editor, reviewer or editorial board of numerous academic and practitioner journals, he has given over 150 presentations across the globe.   He has written five books in the sourcing, metrics and logistics. His research has appeared in such leading academic and practitioner journals as the Transportation Journal, the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Materials Management, Interfaces, and the Journal of Business Logistics

Office Location

1126 CEIT


Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: 10/13/2014

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