Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Director, Center for Supply Chain Management

Professor of Marketing


  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee (Logistics)
  • M.S.M., Wilmington College (Logistics)
  • M.P.A., University of New Haven (Public Administration)
  • B.A., Central Connecticut State University (Political Science)

Teaching Specialties

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics

Research Interests

  • Logistics outsourcing
  • Carrier management
  • Sales forecasting
  • Corporate Culture


  • Council of Supply Chain Management
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society


Dr. Mello has been at ASU since 2006.  Prior to receiving his Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of Tennessee he spent 28 years in the consumer packaged goods industry in a variety of manufacturing positions at Unilever and Playtex Products.  He has published a variety of articles in logistics and forecasting journals.