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Director, Center for Supply Chain Management

Assistant Chair, Marketing & Management Department


  • 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




John E. Mello (Ph.D. Tennessee) is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the Department of Management and Marketing and Director, Center for Supply Chain Management, The Arkansas State University.  Prior to entering academia, he spent 28 years in the consumer packaged goods industry in various supply chain management positions.  His research has been published in Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Transportation Research Part E, Transportation Journal, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, and Journal of Business Forecasting. He is also co-author of Marketing, published by McGraw-Hill Publishing Company in 2014.