Ralph Sees

Instructor of Supply Chain and Information Systems
Department: Supply Chain and Information Systems
Office: 427 Business Building
Phone: 814-867-1989
Fax: 814-863-7067
E-mail: rhs6@psu.edu
Member of Faculty Since: 2008


Introduction

Dr. Sees joined the faculty of the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department after a career as a medical logistician spanning 29 years.  Before coming to the Smeal College, Ralph worked for a major defense contractor as the principal consultant assisting the Department of Defense (Health Affairs) in the development and adoption of a SAP-based Enterprise Resource Planning software application designed to support intermediate-level medical logistics operations.   A retired Army colonel, Ralph has 27 years of active duty experience in medical supply chain management and healthcare operations within the Department of Defense, in assignments ranging from tactical unit and  installation-level hospital operations, to major command and control headquarters, to strategic medical supply chain oversight in support of recent military operations.  He previously managed the deployment of the first microcomputer-based medical logistics system within the U.S. Army Medical Department, and more recently led the effort to develop and field an integrated automated medical logistics system managing supply, maintenance, equipment and technology, and facilities operations throughout the Department.  This automated system is currently used in over 170 medical treatment facilities world-wide.  Dr. Sees was recognized as the 2001 Military Health System Program Executive Officer Information Technology Professional of the Year, and by the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States with its 2004 Paul F. Truran Medical Materiel and Logistics Management Award for his contributions to Department of Defense medical supply chain automation.


Expertise

Healthcare Supply Chains and
DoD Supply Chains


Education

Ph.D., Business Logistics, Pennsylvania State University,  1999 

MBA, Management (Comptrollership), Syracuse University,  1987 

BA, Preprofessional Studies, University of Notre Dame,  1979 


Courses

SCM 301, Supply Chain Management

SCM 301 , Supply Chain Management (World Campus)

SCM 800, Supply Chain Management (World Campus)