CSSL FACULTY BIOGRAPHY Joseph L. Cavinato, Ph.D., C.P.M. Director, Center for Strategic Supply Leadership ISM Dr. Joseph L. Cavinato heads the A.T. Kearney Center for Strategic Supply Leadership (CSSL) at ISM. He is also the ISM Professor of Supply Chain Management at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He was a professor of business logistics at The Pennsylvania State University from 1978 until 1999. His other teaching, executive management and research activities are in the areas of business futures, strategic development, supply/value and business model analyses, and international business. He is active in professional and industrial societies including the World Future Society and the International Center for Organizational Effectiveness. He is listed in Who's Who in Industry and Finance, Who’s Who in American Education, Who's Who in the World and International Biographies. Dr. Cavinato's educational background includes a Ph.D. in Business from The Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. and MBA from The American University. He received the A.T. Kearney Doctoral Dissertation Award for a study of multi-firm supply chain system total cost measurement systems, the first research believed to be conducted in supply chains. He received several outstanding teaching awards at the University of Georgia, Penn State and Thunderbird. His board of directors service includes freightPro (Kansas City), Ultra-Puro, S.A. (Mexico) and the Södra Forestry Research Board (Sweden). Since 1990 he has been on the board of directors of Pegasus International, a South African organization that directs educational development programs and foreign government investment funding for the economic development of black entrepreneurs in southern Africa. His major consulting and management development program activities have been with the major corporations and not-for-profit organizations on six continents. The ISM’s Center for Strategic Supply Leadership is a research based organization devoted to identifying and uplifting leadership capabilities in purchasing and supply. He is the author of the books Supply Chain / Transportation Dictionary, Finance for Transportation - Distribution Managers, Purchasing and Materials Management: Integrative Strategies, and co-editor of Supply Management Handbook. He is co-author of the texts Logistics in the Service Industries, Transportation, and Traffic Management. He has written over 190 cases in strategy, inter-organization linkages, procurement/supply and value chain management and is the editor of the CSSL’s Inflection Points publication that captures forum content, discussion and essentials for development. He resides in Fountain Hills, Arizona with his wife Mary Ann. His hobbies include gardening, cooking and target shooting. In 1992 he trained aboard and received his apprentice sailing certificate from the Russian Black Sea fleet tall ship training vessel, Tovarich.