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About Edward Frazelle
As an educator, Dr. Frazelle has trained more than 100,000 professionals in the principles of world-class logistics; as a consultant he has assisted more than 100 corporations and government agencies in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa in their pursuit of world-class supply chains; as an author he has authored, co-authored, and/or contributed to seven books and over twenty articles on logistics including Supply Chain Strategy, Inventory Strategy, World-Class Warehousing, Facilities Planning, and The Language of Logistics; and as a professor he has lectured at Cornell, Northwestern, the University of Wisconsin, Waseda University, Kyushu Institute of Technology, and the National University of Singapore. His books have been translated into six languages including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Dr. Frazelle is also the inventor of RightChain™, a model, methodology, and toolkit guiding the supply chains in many of the world's largest corporations including Coca-Cola, Honda, Disney, BP, Hallmark, Nutrisystem, and United Technologies to name a few. RightChain™ projects have accounted for more than $5 BILLION in EBIT increase for RightChain clients.
Dr. Frazelle's achievements have been recognized by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Warehousing Education and Research Council, the Material Handling Institute, the Institute of Industrial Engineer's Armstrong Award, Kodak's Educational Grant, and General Motors Scholar Award. He was recently named Georgia Tech's Outstanding Professional Educator. He is a former president of the International Material Management Society and member of the board of directors for the Warehousing Education & Research Council. Dr. Frazelle holds his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech and masters and bachelors of science degrees from North Carolina State University.
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- Warehouse performance measures
- Warehouse automation and computerization
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