For some reason, this is my most viewed paper (over 12,000 reads):

For some reason, this is my most cited research paper (over 500 citations):

SUPPLY CHAIN RESEARCH COLLECTION and INTEREST

Operations and Sourcing Strategy, Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing, Total Quality Management, Environmental Cost Measurement Systems, Supply Chain Risk Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Supply Chain Sustainability

REFEREED JOURNAL & CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS PUBLICATIONS

All copies are available upon request…

  • Total Citations > 3,600 (Google Scholar); h-index = 22; i10-index = 27
  • > 1,500 Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • >1000 SCOPUS, h-index = 13   
  • >1300 Harzing PoP, h-index = 17
  • ResearchGate:  RG Score 23.20; Citations 2,389; Reads 39,314; h-index 19
  1. Curkovic, S., and Handfield, R.B.  “The Use of ISO 9000 and Baldrige Award Criteria in Supplier Quality Evaluation.”  International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, vol. 32, no. 2, Spring 1996, p. 2-11.
  1. Pagell, M., Das, A., Curkovic, S., and Easton, L.  “A Model of Skill Acquisition and Use for Purchasing Professionals.”  International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, vol. 32, no. 3, Summer 1996, p. 27-34.
  1. Curkovic, S., and Pagell, M.  “A Critical Examination of the Ability of ISO 9000 Certification to Lead to a Competitive Advantage.”  Journal of Quality Management, vol. 4, no. 1, 1999, p. 51-67.
  1. Curkovic, S., Vickery, S., and Droge, C.  “Quality and Business Performance:  An Empirical Study of First Tier Automotive Suppliers.”  Quality Management Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, April, 1999, p. 29-40.
  1. Curkovic, S., et al., “ISO 14000:  Assessing Its Impact on Corporate Effectiveness and Efficiency.”  A Report prepared for the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS) National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) 1999.
  1. Sroufe, R., Curkovic, S., Montabon, F., and Melnyk, S.A.  “The New Product Design Process and Design for Environment:  Crossing the Chasm.”  International Journal of Operations and Production Management, vol. 20, no. 2, 2000, p. 267-291.
  1. Curkovic, S., Melnyk, S.A., Calantone, R., and Handfield, R.B.  “Validating the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Framework Through Structural Equation Modeling.”  International Journal of Production Research, vol. 38, no. 4, 2000, p. 765-791.
  1. Curkovic, S., Vickery, S., and Droge, C.  “An Empirical Analysis of the Competitive Dimensions of Quality Performance in the Automotive Supply Industry.”  International Journal of Operations and Production Management, vol. 20, no. 3, 2000, p. 386-403.
  1. Curkovic, S., and Landeros, R.  “An Environmental Baldrige?”  Mid-American Journal of Business, vol. 15, no. 2, 2000, p. 63-76.
  1. Curkovic, S., Melnyk, S.A., Handfield, R.B., and Calantone, R.J.  “Investigating the Linkage Between Total Quality Management and Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing.”  IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, vol. 47, no. 4, November, 2000, p. 444-464.
  1. Melnyk, S.A., Handfield, R.B., Calantone, R.J., and Curkovic, S.  “Integrating Environmental Concerns into the Design Process:  The Gap between Theory and Practice.”  IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management vol. 48, no. 2, May, 2001, p. 189-208.
  1. Curkovic, S., Vickery, S.K., and Droge, C.  “Quality-Related Action Programs:  Their Impact on Quality Performance and Overall Firm Performance.”  Decision Sciences Journal, vol. 31, no. 4, 2001, p. 885-905.
  1. Krause, D., Pagell, M., and Curkovic, S.  “Toward a Measure of Competitive Priorities for Purchasing.”  Journal of Operations Management, vol. 19, no. 4, 2001, pp. 497-512.
  1. Curkovic, S.  “Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing:  The Development and Validation of a Measurement Model.”  European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 146, no. 1, April 2003, pp. 130-155.
  1. Curkovic, S.  “Factors Which Affect the Decision to Attain ISO 14000”, published in Afgan, N.H., Bogdan, Z., Duic, N. (eds):  Sustainable Development of Energy, Water, and Enviornment Systems, A.A. Balkema Publishers (January 2004).
  1. Curkovic, S., Sroufe, R., and Melnyk, S.A.  “Identifying the Factors Which Affect the Decision to Attain ISO 14000.”  Journal of Energy, vol. 30, no. 8, June, 2005, pp. 1387-1407.  *The Most Cited Paper from the 1st SDEWES Conference, Dubrovnik, 2002 (http://www.sdewes.org/awards.php).  Highest score in: Number of citations during two calendar years following publication, divided by journal impact factor in the year of publication.
  1. Curkovic, S., Sroufe, R., and Eckert, J.  “A Preliminary Framework for Using Total Cost Assessment in Total Quality Environmental Management.”  The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, vol. 1, no. 3, 2006, pp. 1-11.
  1. Curkovic, S., and Sroufe, R.  “The Missing Link to Assessing Total Quality Environmental Management:  Total Cost Assessment.”   The International Journal of Production Economics, vol. 105, no. 2, 2007, pp. 560-579.
  1. Curkovic, S., Sroufe, R, and Landeros, R.  “Measuring TQEM Returns from the Application of Cost Frameworks”.  Business Strategy and the Environment, vol. 17, no. 2, 2008, pp. 93-106.
  1. Curkovic, S., and Sroufe, R.  “An Examination of ISO 9000:  2000 and Supply Chain Quality Assurance.”  Journal of Operations Management, vol. 26, no. 4, 2008, pp. 503-520.
  1. Curkovic, S., and Sroufe, R.  “Using ISO 14000 to Promote a Sustainable Supply Chain Strategy.”  Business Strategy and the Environment, vol. 20, no. 2, 2011, p. 71-93.
  1. Scannell, T., Curkovic, S., Lindquist, R., and Isaac, M.  “How Steelcase Put Procurement in Forefront of Risk Management.”  Supply Chain Management Review, November 2012, p. 34-41.
  1. Curkovic, S., Scannell, T., Wagner, B., and Vitek, M.  “A Longitudinal Study of Supply Chain Risk Management Relative to COSO’s of Enterprise Risk Management Framework.”  Modern Management Science & Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, February, 2013, p. 13-37.
  1. Scannell, T., Curkovic, S., Wagner, B, and Vitek, M.  “Supply Chain Risk Management within the Context of COSO’s of Enterprise Risk Management Framework.”  The Journal of Business Administration Research, Vol. 2, No.1, 2013, p. 15-29.
  1. Scannell, T., Curkovic, S., and Wagner, B.  “Integration of ISO 31000: 2009 and Supply Chain Risk Management.”  American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2013, p. 367-377.
  1. Curkovic, S., Scannell, T., and Wagner, B.  “ISO 31000 and Supply Chain Risk Management:  A Longitudinal Study.”  American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, Vol. 3, No. 7, 2013, pp. 614-630.
  1. Curkovic, S., Scannell, T., and Wagner, B.  “Using FMEA for Supply Chain Risk Management.”  Modern Management Science & Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2013, p. 251-265.
  1. Curkovic, S., and Scannell, T.  “Identifying the Factors for Successfully Managing Supply Chain Risks.”  The World Financial Review, September/October, 2013, p. 60-63.
  1. Scannell, T., Peterson, K., and Curkovic, S.  “The Value Contribution of Manufacturing Technology Suppliers.”  The Journal of Business Administration Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2013, p. 39-49.
  1. Curkovic, S., and Scannell, T.  “Identifying the Factors for Successfully Managing Supply Chain Risks.”  The European Business Review, May-June, 2014 (reprint).
  1. Curkovic, S., and Sroufe, R.  “A Literature Review and Taxonomy of Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing.”  American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2016, p. 323-347.
  1. Curkovic, S., and Fernandez, N.  “Closing the Gap in Undergraduate Supply Chain Education through Live Experiential Learning.”  American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, Vol. 6, No. 6, 2016, p. 697-708.
  1. Stuba, E., Curkovic, S., and Wagner, B.  “The Benefits of Simulated Coursework in Western Michigan University’s Undergraduate Supply Chain Program.”  Creative Education, Vol. 8, No. 12, 2017, p. 1812-1832.
  1. Jayaram, J., and Curkovic, S.  “The Right Way to Procure Indirect Materials.”  Supply Chain Management Review, February/March, 2018, p. 14-27.  *Featured in the Best of SCMR Digital Edition, December 2020, p. 16-27.
  1. Bules, K., Curkovic, S., Eckert, P., and Stamper, C.  “Knowledge Gap:  Supply Chain Students and Employers.”  Creative Education, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2019, p. 814-830.
  1. Israel, D., and Curkovic, S.  “Indirect Procurement:  A Literature Review and Study of Trends.”  American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2020, p. 775-792.
  1. Stratton, A., and Curkovic, S..  “Global Emergencies:  How Do They Affect Supply Chain Students.”  Creative Education, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2021, p. 231-265.
  1. Pagell, M., Das, A., Curkovic, S., and Easton, L.  “Identifying and Motivating the Skills Required by the Purchasing Function.”   Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, St. Louis, Missouri, 1995.
  1. Curkovic, S., Handfield, R.B., and Melnyk, S.A.  “The Cost of Environmental Responsibility.”  Sixth Annual Meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1995.
  1. Curkovic, S., and Das, A.  “A Conceptual Perspective of Purchasing Performance Measurement Systems.”  Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the National Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995.
  1. Curkovic, S., Handfield, R.B., and Melnyk, S.A.  “A Cost Framework for Environmental Management.”   Seventh Annual Meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1996.
  1. Curkovic, S., and Swartz, S.  “Quality and Performance:  An Empirical Analysis of First Tier Automotive Suppliers.”   Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, South Bend, Indiana, 1996.
  1. Curkovic, S., and Swartz, S.  “Strategic Action Programs, Quality, and Business Performance:  An Empirical Investigation.”  Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the National  Decision Sciences Institute, Orlando, Florida, 1996.
  1. Melnyk, S.A., Handfield, R.B., Calantone, R.J., and Curkovic, S.  “Integrating Environmental Concerns Into the Design Process.”  Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the National  Decision Sciences Institute (Best of Track Award), Orlando, Florida, 1996. 
  1. Curkovic, S., Swartz, S., and Vickery, S.  “An Empirical Analysis of Quality Performance in the Automotive Supply Industry.”  Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1997.
  1. Curkovic, S., Swartz, S., and Vickery, S.  “Quality-Related Action Programs:  Their Impact on Quality Performance and Overall Firm Performance.”  Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the National Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, California, 1997.
  1. Curkovic, S., Melnyk, S.A., Handfield, R.B., and Calantone, R.  “A Literature Review of Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing.”  Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the National Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, California, 1997.
  1. Sroufe, R., Montabon, F., Melnyk, S.A., and Curkovic, S.  “Green MRP:  A New Tool for ERM.”  Proceedings of the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, Lincoln, Nebraska, March 26-28, 1998.
  1. Montabon, F., Calantone, R., Melnyk, S., Sroufe, R., and Curkovic, S.  “Assessing ISO 14000 Adoption:  Towards a Model of Acceptance.”  Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the National Decision Sciences Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1998.
  1. Curkovic, S., Handfield, R., Melnyk, S., Montabon, F., and Sroufe, R.  “Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing:  The Development and Validation of a Measurement Model.”  Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the National Decision Sciences Institute, Las Vegas Nevada, 1998.
  1. Curkovic, S., Vickery., S., Droge, C., and Das, A.  “The Direct and Indirect Effects of Quality-Related Action Programs on Performance Outcomes.”  Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the National Decision Sciences Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1998.
  1. Sroufe, R., Montabon, F., Melnyk, S., and Curkovic, S.  “The New Product Design Process and Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing:  Crossing the Chasm and Other Obstacles.”  Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the National Decision Sciences Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1998.
  1. Krause, D., Pagell, M., and Curkovic, S.  “Purchasing Strategy:  An Empirical Analysis.”  Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the National Decision Sciences Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1998.
  1. Curkovic, S., Melnyk, S.A., Handfield, R.B., Sroufe, R., and Montabon, F.  “Investigating the Linkage Between Total Quality Management & Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing.”” Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the National Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1999.
  1. Das, A., and Curkovic, S.  “Communication of Quality, Employee Disconnect and Quality Performance:  A Theoretical Framework.”  Proceedings of the 31th Annual Meeting of the National Decision Sciences Institute, Orlando, Florida, 2000.
  1. Curkovic, S., Sroufe, R., Melnyk, S.A., and Montabon, F.  “Identifying the Factors Which Affect the Decision To Attain ISO 14000.” Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the National Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, California, 2001.
  1. Curkovic, S., Sroufe, R., Melnyk, S.A., and Montabon, F., “Identifying the Factors which Affect the Decision to Attain ISO 14000” (2001). Supply Chain and Information Management Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings. Paper 4, 2001.
  1. Curkovic, S.  “The Role Played by Environmental Concerns During the New Product Development Process.” Proceedings of the Sustainable Development of Energy, Water, and Environment Systems (UNESCO sponsored Conference), Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 2-7, 2002.
  1. Curkovic, S., and Sroufe, R.  “The Missing Link to Assessing Environmental Performance:  Full Cost Analysis.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Oahu, Hawaii, February 24-27, 2005.
  1. Curkovic, S., Nisula, D., and Vidic, Z.  “An Academic Model for World-Wide Sustainability.” Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Split, Croatia, January 22-24, 2014.
  1. Curkovic, S., and Scannell, T.  “The Linkage between Supply Chain Risk Management and Sustainable Manufacturing.” Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the National Decision Sciences Institute, Tampa, Florida, 2014.

GUEST SPEAKING EVENTS (all presentation copies available upon request)

  1. “Fundamentals of Purchasing” Seminar at the WMU Fetzer Business Development Center (October 8, 1998)
  1. “Fundamentals of Purchasing” Seminar at the WMU Fetzer Business Development Center (March 17, 1999)
  1. “Fundamentals of Purchasing” Seminar at the WMU Fetzer Business Development Center (October 10, 1999)
  1. “Trends in Supply Chain Management” Keynote Speaker for the Cargill Corporation Executive Board, in Minneapolis, MN (March 13, 2000)
  1. “ISO 9000 and 14000 Standards” Keynote Speaker for the Mid-Michigan American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS) in Jackson, MI (March 15, 2000)
  1. “Fundamentals of Purchasing” Seminar at the WMU Fetzer Business Development Center (March 17, 2000)
  1. “Environmentally Sensitive Supply Management” Keynote Speaker for the WMU Haworth College of Business Dean’s Breakfast Series (May 5, 2000)
  1. “Fundamentals of Purchasing” Seminar at the WMU Fetzer Business Development Center (October 3, 2000)
  1. “Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing” Guest Speaker at the WMU Earth Day Conference, Bernhard Center (March 29, 2001)
  1. “Career Trends” Guest Speaker for the WMU Student Chapter of APICS (April 9 and November 12, 2001)
  1. “Global Sourcing” Seminar for several West Michigan companies via the Right Place Program, in Grand Rapids, MI (May 15, 2002)
  1. “Global Sourcing” Keynote Speaker for the South Bend, IN APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)/ISM (Institute of Supply Management) Meeting, Topic (September 11, 2002)
  1. “Trends in Supply Chain Management” Guest Speaker for the WMU Student Chapter of APICS (September 28, 2002)
  1. “First Generation WMU Freshmen” Guest Speaker, (representing HCoB and the ISM program) UNIV 102: Career Exploration and Development Classes (January 21 and 23, 2003)
  1. “Resume Workshop” Guest Speaker for the WMU Student Chapter of APICS (October 14, 2003)
  1. “First Generation WMU Freshmen” Guest Speaker, (representing HCoB and the ISM program) UNIV 102: Career Exploration and Development Classes (January 20 and 21, 2004)
  1. “Global Sourcing” Guest Speaker at the First Annual Midwest Supply Chain Management Exposition, held at Steelcase University in Grand Rapids, MI (April 28, 2004)
  1. “The New Economy and Supply Chain Management” Keynote Speaker for the Grand Rapids, MI APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) Meeting, (November 10, 2004) 
  1. “Trends in the Economy and Career Paths to Take” Guest Speaker for the WMU Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity (December 1, 2004)
  1. “First Generation WMU Freshmen” Guest Speaker, (representing HCoB and the ISM program) UNIV 102: Career Exploration and Development Classes (January 18 and 19, 2005)
  1. “Supply Chain Management in the American Economy” Keynote Speaker for the APICS Region XIV Retreat and Case Study Competition (American Production and Inventory Control Society), Downers Grove, IL (February 5, 2005)
  1. “The New Economy and Supply Chain Management” Keynote Speaker for the South Bend, IN APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)/ISM (Institute of Supply Management) Meeting, (March 8, 2005) 
  1. “Supply Chain Management and American Productivity” Guest Speaker for the Holland-Johnson Controls (JCI) Town Hall Meeting, (March 18, 2005) 
  1. “Trends in Supply Chain Management” Keynote Speaker for the Cadillac, MI APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) North Region Meeting, (April 14, 2005) 
  1. “Trends in the Global Economy” Keynote Speaker for the Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo Institute of Management Accountants Meeting, in Plainwell, MI (May 12, 2005)
  1. “Productivity and Process Improvement” Keynote Speaker for Mann-Hummel Corporation Supplier Forum, in Portage, MI (September 15, 2005)
  1. “The New Economy and Supply Chain Management” Keynote Speaker for the ODL Supplier Appreciation Conference, in Holland, MI (January 26, 2006)   
  1. “The New Economy and America’s Future College Graduates” Keynote Speaker for the Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo Institute of Management Accountants Meeting, in Grand Rapids, MI (March 21, 2006)
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management Curriculums and Career Paths” Keynote Speaker for the Grand Rapids, MI APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) Meeting, (April 12, 2006) 
  1. “The New Economy and Supply Chain Management” Keynote Speaker for the Central Indiana APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) Meeting, Indianapolis, IN (July 13, 2006) 
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management Curriculums and Career Paths” Keynote Speaker for the South Bend, IN APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)/ISM (Institute of Supply Management) Meeting, (October 10, 2006) 
  1. “Global Sourcing” Guest Speaker for the Right Place Supply Chain Management Council, Sunrise Series Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI (February 8, 2007)
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management Curriculums and Career Paths” Guest Speaker for Mattawan High School (September 28, 2007)
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management Curriculums and Career Paths” Guest Speaker for the Kent County Intermediate School District (December 13, 2007)
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management Curriculums and Career Paths” Guest Speaker for Gull Lake High School (December 19, 2007)
  1. “Using Rigorous Methods in Case-Based Research” Guest Speaker for the WMU HCoB Faculty Enhancement Seminar (January 25, 2008)
  1. “Trends in the Economy and Business Career Paths” Guest Speaker for the WMU Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity (April 1, 2008)
  1. “Supply Chain Management Risk” Guest Speaker with Mr. Mike Vitek (Vice President of Mercedes Benz Technology NA LLC) for the Original Equipment Suppliers Association, Troy, MI (April 21, 2008)
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management Curriculums and Career Paths” Guest Speaker for the Grand Rapids Supply Chain Management Council (May 21, 2008)
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management Curriculums and Career Paths” Guest Speaker for the Supply Management Professional Development Network (e.g., HP, TI, Agilent, IBM, Dupont, Eastman Kodak, Deere, UTC, Chevron, Delphi) (August 20, 2008)
  1. “Trends in the Economy and Business Career Paths” Guest Speaker for the WMU Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity (October 22, 2008)
  1. “Supply Chain Management Risk” Guest Speaker with Mr. Mike Vitek (Vice President of Mercedes Benz Technology NA LLC) for the Right Place Supply Chain Management Council, Sunrise Series Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI (August 27, 2009)
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management Curriculums and Career Paths” Guest Speaker for the Stryker Instruments Procurement Group (September 22, 2009)
  1. “Supply Chain Management Risk” Guest Speaker with Mr. Mike Vitek (Vice President of Mercedes Benz Technology NA LLC) for the South Bend, IN APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)/ISM (Institute of Supply Management) Meeting, (November 11, 2009)
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management Curriculums and Career Paths” Guest Speaker for the Supply Management Professional Development Network (e.g., HP, TI, Agilent, IBM, Dupont, Eastman Kodak, Deere, UTC, Chevron, Delphi) (November 18, 2009)
  1. “Supply Chain Management Risk” Guest Speaker with Mr. Mike Vitek (Vice President of Mercedes Benz Technology NA LLC) for the Kalamazoo, MI Southwest APICS Meeting, (February 9, 2010)
  1. “The New Economy and Supply Chain Management” Guest Speaker for The Right Place Program, 8th Annual Supply Chain Management Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, (March 16, 2011)
  1. “Supply Chain Management Risk” Guest Speaker with Mr. Mike Vitek (Vice President of Mercedes Benz Technology NA LLC) for the Grand Rapids, MI APICS/ISM Joint Meeting, (November 9, 2011)
  1. “Supply Chain Management Risk” Keynote Speaker with Mr. Mike Vitek (Vice President of Mercedes Benz Technology NA LLC) for the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI, (April 13, 2012)
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management Curriculums and Career Paths” Guest Speaker for Lacks Industries, Executive Leadership Board, Grand Rapids Meeting, (March 15, 2013).
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management Curriculums and Career Paths” Guest Speaker for the Kalamazoo, MI Southwest APICS and ISM Greater Grand Rapids Meeting, (November 19, 2013).
  1. “Investigating the linkage between Supply Chain Risk Management and Sustainable Manufacturing systems” Guest speaker and member of the National Verego Sustainable Steering Committee, Microsoft Headquarters, Seattle, Washington (July 17, 2014).
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management Curriculums and Career Paths” Guest Speaker for the WMU Center for English Language and Culture for International Students (CELCIS), Ritsumeukan University students (Kyoto, Japan), (August 12, 2014).
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management Curriculums and Career Paths” Keynote Speaker for the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA), Midwest Regional Networking Summit, Borroughs Corporation, Kalamazoo (October 29, 2014).
  1. “Supply Chain Management Risk” Keynote Speaker with Mr. Mike Vitek (Senior Business Advisor, Adaptive Cloud & Concept Solutions) for the Institute of Supply Management, Central Michigan NAPM Conference Meeting, Lansing, MI, (November 6, 2014).
  1. “Collaborative Industry-Student Experiential Live Projects” Guest Speaker for the ISM APICS Greater Grand Rapids Meeting, (February 10, 2015).
  1. “Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Sustainability” Guest Speaker at the WMU Lee Honors College Lyceum Lecture Series, (April 1, 2015).
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management and Novel ERP Systems” Keynote Speaker with Dr. Bret Wagner for the Chrysler Asian Network 2016 Technical Seminar Series, FiatChrysler Corporate Headquarters, Auburn Hills, MI (June 3, 2016).
  1. “Advancements in Supply Chain Management Curriculums and Career Paths” Guest Speaker for the WMU APICS Student Chapter, Kalamazoo, MI (February 19, 2019).
  1. “Investigating the linkage between Supply Chain Risk Management and Sustainable Manufacturing systems” Guest speaker and member of the National Verego Sustainable Steering Committee (February 28, 2019).
  1. “Trends and Evolution of Indirect Procurement” Guest speaker at bi-annual summit meeting and member of the Microsoft/COPC Global Indirect Procurement Steering Committee, Stryker Sales Office, Chicago, IL (April 30 and May 1, 2019).  Companies represented:  Microsoft, Under Armour, Cisco, Google, ADP, Hewlitt Packard Enterprises, Stryker, Magna, Harley-Davidson, BAE Systems, Eaton, and Nike.
  1. “Grand Roundtable – Sourcing’s Critical Role in Accelerating Innovation presented by Western Michigan University” Co-Guest Speaker (w/ Bill Crane, CEO, IndustryStar), SIGnature (Sourcing Industry Group) Digital Event:  Elevating to Excellence – People and the Business (December 9, 2020). 
  1. “IndustryStar Supply Chain Innovation Roundtable – Supply Chain Digitization:  Actionable Strategies for Empowering Teams with Greater Productivity” Co-Guest Speaker w/ Segula Technologies and Shape Corp (February 16, 2021). 

NSF GRANT SUBMISSION w/ DRs. THOMAS SCANNELL AND CARSON REELING

Dynamics of Water Systems and Human Industrial Systems: Sustainable Water Management in Pharmaceutical and Food Processing Industries (Rewriting for resubmission)

This research is motivated by the need to help ensure a sustainable supply of fresh water for            generations by better understanding the coupled dynamics of water systems and human industrial systems.  Thus, the primary goal of this research is to influence, educate and enable industrial water users to conserve and protect water resources.  To that end, the research will answer these primary questions. 1) How should a firm create a culture of sustainability in general with a focus on water management (WM) in particular throughout the organization?  2) Given disparate management practices and stakeholders within an organization, how should a company coordinate and integrate all of its approaches to achieve a coherent and consistent WM strategy and policy?  3) How are specific supply and operations tools (e.g., supplier selection, value stream mapping) adapted for use to implement WM strategy?  4)  What basic technologies (e.g., low flow nozzles) are most effective for achieving WM goals?  5) What is the most accurate and consistent way to measure water use and discharge, and how should those measures be used to affect change?  6) How does the implementation of an integrated water management strategy impact the “triple bottom line”? 

EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARD

(2007-present) Tom Foster, Editor, College of Business, Bringham Young University, Marriott School, Quality Management Journal for the American Society of Quality.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

(2012) Sustainable Development – Authoritative and Leading Edge Content for Environmental Management, Edited by Dr. Sime Curkovic, ISBN 978-953-51-0682-1, Hard cover, 588 pages, Publisher:  InTech, Published August 01, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license, in subject Life Sciences.  Marija Radja and Silvia Vlase, Editor Relations Consultant, Intech – open science I open minds,  University Campus STeP Ri, Slavka Krautzeka 83/A, 5100 Rijeka, Croatia.

http://www.intechopen.com/books/sustainable-development-authoritative-and-leading-edge-content-for-environmental-management

InTech – open science I open minds, is an multidisciplinary open access publisher of books and journals covering the science, technology and medicine. InTechOpen is an Open Access reading platform for InTech publications, a space where users can read, share and download more than 300 books and 8,000 book chapters. All content at InTechOpen (www.intechopen.com) is distributed under the Open Access label and under the Creative Commons license – freely accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world.

BOOK PUBLICATION

(July 2015) – Managing Supply Chain Risk:  Integrating with Risk Management; By Sime Curkovic, Thomas Scannell, Bret Wagner, CRC Press – 2015 – 264 pages.

Risk management in supply chain logistics has become a necessity due to the number of variables that could cripple a business. This book gives an overview of the critical factors to be considered when managing supply chain risk, with further discussion of how managing supply chain risk can be integrated into Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) applications, with a focus on the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO), Failure Mode Effects and Analysis (FMEA), and International Organization of Standards (ISO) 31000:2009 frameworks.

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429257520

VEREGO STEERING COMMITTEE (2014-present)

The Verego Steering Committee is made up of executive leaders responsible for driving Corporate Responsibility best practices within their organizations. The overall objective of the Verego Steering Committee is to create a shared vision of an open source standard for Corporate Responsibility. Through this growing community of learning, the committee members will ensure that the Verego SRS is the most approachable, actionable, and meaningful framework for organizations to be able to implement and enhance the management systems capabilities of their ethical, social, and environmental practices.

MICROSOFT INDIRECT PROCUREMENT STEERING COMMITTEE (Fall 2016-present)

or

http://www.wmich.edu/business/indirect-standard

This cross-industry benchmarking effort was designed to evaluate key components of the Indirect Procurement Lifecycle, and highlight best practices among responding companies. Based on research conducted, it has been determined that there is an absence of industry-recognized standards around the elements of Indirect Procurement, therefore, COPC Inc. has begun work to create such a standard. The questionnaire was sponsored and developed jointly by COPC Inc., Western Michigan University department of Management and Microsoft Corporation.

COPC Inc. IP Standard Development

  • While there are numerous Standards and Guidelines for Direct Procurement, little has been developed for Indirect Procurement.
    • Recognizing this void, COPC Inc. (with input from Western Michigan University and a host of industry experts) is undertaking an initiative to develop an Indirect Procurement Standard (with a longer-term goal of having it address both Direct and Indirect Procurement).
    • The results of this Benchmarking effort will be used as input to the Indirect Procurement Standard.

Key Sponsor – Microsoft Corporation

  • Microsoft Corporation was a key sponsor behind this effort with a desire to have an Indirect Procurement Standard as a barometer of their internal approaches and processes.

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DISSERTATION

            Title: “Investigating the Linkage between Total Quality Management and Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing”

            Abstract:  Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing (ERM) has been defined as an economically-driven, system-wide and integrated approach to the reduction and elimination of all waste streams associated with the design, manufacture, use and/or disposal of products and materials.  ERM systems are being viewed as TQM systems modified to deal with environmental issues.  Because the two concepts share a similar focus, it makes sense to use many of the tools, methods, and practices of TQM in implementing an ERM based system.  Given this perspective, the structure of ERM systems is expected to parallel or be very similar to that found in TQM systems.  In addition, the presence of a relationship between overall TQM and ERM systems is expected.  Should such a theory be organized into a substantiated, broadly applicable approach, it could form the basis of a transformation of how environmental issues are addressed by operations management, similar to that which came out of the TQM movement.  Hypotheses drawn from this dissertation will be tested using a cross-sectional survey-based methodology.  The unit of analysis is the individual plant, and the sample will be targeted within the U.S. automotive industry.  Data analysis will be performed using a variety of techniques such as confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling.

            Awards:  1) The American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS) Educational Foundation Edward & Marion Plossl Fellowship;  2) Richard J. Lewis Quality of Excellence Award;  3) National Decision Sciences Institute Buffa Doctoral Competition Award (Featured article in Decision Line, and was also a W.M.U. press release);  4) “Gain a Competitive Edge:  Adopt ISO 14000 Standard,”  MiBizsouthwest;  5) AcademicKeys Who’s Who in Business Education (WWEE);  and 6) Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

Dr. Sime (Sheema) Curkovic, Ph.D., Professor, Operations/Supply Chain
Western Michigan University, Haworth College of Business

E-Mail: sime.curkovic@wmich.edu

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