Douglas Lambert

Emeritus Professor of Marketing and Logistics

Douglas M. Lambert is the Raymond E. Mason Chaired Professor Emeritus, Fisher College of Business, and Academy Professor, The Ohio State University. He is also Director of The Global Supply Chain Forum, a team of academics and executives who have met regularly since 1992 to pursue the critical issues related to achieving excellence in Supply Chain Management. He holds an Honors B.A. (1969) and M.B A. (1971)  from  the Ivey School of Business at Western University and a Ph.D. (1975) from The Ohio State University. He has made over 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, and Australasia.

Dr. Lambert is author of The Development of an Inventory Costing Methodology, The Distribution Channels Decision, The Product Abandonment Decision, co‑author of Management in Marketing Channels, Fundamentals of Logistics Management, Strategic Logistics Management, Building High Performance Business Relationships and editor and co-author of Supply Chain Management: Processes, Partnerships, Performance. His publications include more than 100 articles in journals including: Harvard Business Review, Industrial Marketing Management, The International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, Journal of Retailing and Transportation Journal.  He has written twenty‑six cases in the areas of marketing, financial accounting, management information systems, and logistics management.

He received the CLM 1975 A.T. Kearney Award for his Ph.D. dissertation on Inventory Carrying Costs and in 1986, he received the Distinguished Service Award, "the highest honor that can be bestowed on an individual for achievement in the physical distribution/logistics industry." In 1997, Dr. Lambert received the CLM Founders Award for his 1991 co-authored paper, "A Methodology for Measuring Vendor Performance". This award is presented "to the author(s) of an article published in the Journal of Business Logistics three or more years ago that has made a profound impact on the theory and practice of logistics". In 2007, Dr. Lambert was awarded the Eccles Medal by The International Society of Logistics (SOLE), in recognition of outstanding achievements in the development of Logistics Education.  And, in 2011 he was awarded The International Society of Logistics (SOLE), Armitage Medal, in recognition of outstanding contributions to logistics literature.

In 1990, Dr. Lambert and Professor Martin Christopher of Cranfield University in the U.K. founded The International Journal of Logistics Management and served as editors until 2007.