From Procurement to Profit

Robert Novack


Member, Editorial Advisory Board

Dr. Robert Novack is an Associate Professor of Business Logistics in the Department of Business Logistics at Penn State.

From 1981 to 1984, Dr. Novack worked for the Drackett Company in Cincinnati, OH. Previously he worked in Operations and planning for the Yellow Freight Corporation in Overland park, KS.

He is the co-author of two textbooks: Transportation (with John Coyle and Ed Bardi), and Creating Logistics Value: Themes for the Future (with Lloyd Rinehart and John Langley).

He has published numerous articles in the Journal of Business Logistics and the Transportation Journal, among others.

His current research interests focus on the quantification of logistics value and supply chain performance measurement

Dr. Novack is a member of AST&L, CLM, and WERC.

He earned his B.S. in Logistics from Penn State in 1977, and his Masters in Business Administration, with a concentration in Business Logistics, also from Penn State, in 1979. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Logistics from the University of Tennessee in 1987.