Dr. David J. Closs is the John H. McConnell Chaired Professor of Business Administration and Chairperson of the Department of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. Dr. Closs completed his MBA and PhD at Michigan State in 1978 focusing on the topics of marketing, logistics and management science. He is an active member in the Council of Logistics Management and was Editor of the Journal of Business Logistics. Dr. Closs also is Executive Editor of Logistics Quarterly.
Dr. Closs has been extensively involved in the development and application of computer models and information systems for logistics operations and planning. The computer models have included applications for location analysis, inventory management, forecasting and routing. The information systems development focuses on inventory management, forecasting and transportation applications. Dr. Closs's primary research interests include supply chain strategy, information systems, security and planning techniques. He was one of the principle researchers in two studies completed by Michigan State University investigating world-class logistics and supply chain capabilities.