Director of Research
Associate Professor of Production and Operations Management
Snead Hall, 301 W. Main Street, Box 844000
Richmond, VA , 23284-4000
George A. Zsidisin, Ph.D., CPSM, C.P.M., is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at Virginia Commonwealth University. Professor Zsidisin has conducted extensive research on how firms assess and manage supply disruptions and commodity price volatility in their supply chains. He has published over 60 research and practitioner articles that have been extensively cited, many of which focus on the topic of supply chain risk and continuity management. His research on supply chain risk has been funded by the AT& T Foundation and IBM, and has received numerous awards, such as from the Institute for Supply Management, Deutsche Post, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and the Decision Sciences Institute. Further, he has edited two books: Supply Chain Risk: A Handbook of Assessment, Management, & Performance with Bob Ritchie, 2010), Springer International Publishing; and Handbook for Supply Chain Risk Management: Case Studies, Effective Practices and Emerging Trends (with Omera Khan, 2011), J. Ross Publishing; and published Managing Price Volatility: a Supply Chain Perspective (with Janet Hartley, 2012), Business Expert Press Publishing, which has been subsequently translated in German and Italian. He has served as co-Director for the Supply Chain Leadership Program for the Purchasing Management Association of Canada, is one of the initial founding members of the International Supply Chain Risk Management (ISCRiM) network, and has taught and led discussions on supply chain risk in various Executive Education Programs and numerous companies in the U.S. and Europe. Professor Zsidisin has recently stepped down from serving as the co-Editor of the Journal of Purchasing Supply Management and sits on the Editorial Review Board for several academic supply chain journals.