Marian University business professor authors book, Common Sense Supply Management

October 18, 2012

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - A Marian University business professor recently announced his authorship of a new book that examines the world of supply chain management.

Dr. Tom DePaoli, director of the Management Program in the School of Business & Public Safety, is the author of "Common Sense Supply Management: Tales from the Supply Chain Trenches" that was released in September. In a reader-friendly, storytelling format, the book uses real life examples to discuss what goes right, and often wrong, in the supply chain management trenches.

"Supply management covers more breadth and depth than any other discipline in an organization," said DePaoli. "It is the art of building multiple relationships."

DePaoli's book advances the field of supply management to tackle best practices, Lean Six Sigma and information-based negotiations. He includes an extensive chapter on planning and strategy that prepares the supply management professionals for his multi-dimensional approach to suppliers, offers proven tactics for testing and sourcing suppliers and discusses the possible pitfalls of using international sourcing.

DePaoli earned his doctoral degree California Coast University, and his master's degree in management from the University of Notre Dame Graduate School of Business. DePaoli has published extensively, with previous publications including "Common Sense Purchasing."

For more information, contact Dr. Tom DePaoli at or by phone at 920-923-8531.

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The first graduate (master’s degree) program was started in 1987. The PhD program was started in 2004 (Source: Marian University Archives).

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