Ron Lembke

Professor, Supply Chain Mgt


Ron Lembke is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Nevada, and Director of the Summer Logistics Internship Program. He received his Ph.D. and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, and his undergraduate degree in mathematics with a computer science concentration from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Ron is co-author, with Dr. Dale Rogers, of 'Reverse Logistics for Competitive Advantage,' a forthcoming CSCMP Explores publication, and 'Going Backwards: Reverse Logistics Trends and Practices,' published by the Reverse Logistics Executive Council. His reverse logistics consulting experience includes projects with a number of large American companies, and he has been an invited speaker on Reverse Logistics in Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, France, Mexico, and Spain. In the Fall of 2005, Ron was on sabbatical as a visiting professor at the corporate offices of 3M in St. Paul, Minnesota. His research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Business Logistics, The California Management Review, and The International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management. He is a two-term Past President of the Logistics Section of INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.


RENO, NV 89557
United States
Committee Role Start End
Service, Parts & Warranty Committee Member 8/22/2018
RLA Standards Committee Co-Chair 5/13/2011