Senior Research Associate
Department: Center for Supply Chain Research
Office: 488 Business Building
Member of Faculty Since: 1990
WILLIAM L (Skip). GRENOBLE is Executive Director of the Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) at
PennState. CSCR is a pre-eminent research community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to shaping practice in logistics and supply chain management in today's converging economies. Dr. Grenoble obtained a bachelor's degree from
PrincetonUniversityin 1964, an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1971, and a Ph.D. from
Penn State's Smeal College of Business Administration in 1994.
Before joining the supply chain team at Penn State in 1987, Dr. Grenoble worked extensively in the field of wholesale distribution. His experience includes several senior line and staff positions with McKesson Corporation and Weyerhaeuser.
Primary areas of interest in research for Dr. Grenoble include customer service, benchmarking, the use of information technology in supply chain management, logistics complexity, and the role of transportation policy on logistics performance. He is a member of the Council of Logistics Management and the Warehousing Education and Research Council. He is a member and advisor to the Semiconductor Logistics Forum and is a member of the Distribution Committee of the National Defense Transportation Association. He has served on the Executive Board of the International Customer Service Association, and on Board and the North American Leadership Team of the Supply Chain Council.