Robert Novack

Associate Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems
Department: Supply Chain and Information Systems
Office: 473 Business Building
Phone: 814-863-1231
Fax: 814-863-0767
Member of Faculty Since: 1986


Dr. Novack is currently an Associate Professor of Business Logistics in the Department of Business Logistics at Penn State. From 1979 to 1981, Dr. Novack worked in Operations and planning for the Yellow Freight Corporation in Overland park, KS. From 1981 to 1984, Dr. Novack worked for the Drackett Company in Cincinnati, OH. He is the co-author of two textbooks: Transportation (with John Coyle and Ed Bardi), and Creating Logistics Value: Themes for the Future (with Lloyd Rinehart and John Langley). He has published numerous articles in the Journal of Business Logistics and the Transportation Journal, among others. Dr. Novack is a member of AST&L, CLM, and WERC.

Current Research

Dr. Novacks' current research interests focus on the quantification of logistics value and supply chain performance measurement


logistics value quantification
Performance measurement
transportation management
warehouse management
distribution management


Ph.D., Logistics, University of Tennessee, 1987

M.B.A, Business Logistics, Penn State University, 1979

B.S., Logistics, Penn State University, 1977