Dr. Robert Lieb
Professor of Supply Chain Management
Dr. Robert C. Lieb is Professor of Supply Chain Management in the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University in Boston. He designed and implemented the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Supply Chain Management as well as its graduate Certificate Program in Supply Chain Management. He has twice been awarded the College’s Walsh Research Professorship. In addition to teaching at Northeastern, he has been a visiting professor at several European universities. He has provided consulting services and executive education to an extensive list of industrial and governmental clients.
Professor Lieb has written eight books and more than one hundred articles in professional journals. One of his books, Transportation, was published in four editions, and was used at more than two hundred universities worldwide. In 2014 he authored a book on professional basketball, “Shooting Threes and Shaking the Basketball Establishment: The Short, Chaotic Run of the American Basketball League.”
His research has been covered in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Logistics Management, The Journal of Commerce, Traffic World, The Financial Times, and American Shipper.
He is on the editorial boards of a number of logistics and transportation journals including the Transportation Journal and Supply Chain Management Review.
His primary areas of research and consulting include third party logistics, global supply chain management, and strategic planning. For more than 25 years he conducted annual surveys of not only users of third party logistics services, but also the CEOs of many of the largest 3PLs operating in North America, Europe and Asia.
He is a member of a number of professional organizations such as the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics.
Professor Lieb received his BA in Commerce from Duquesne University, and his MBA and DBA from the University of Maryland.