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Patrick Penfield

Professor of Supply Chain Practice
Director, Supply Chain Executive Programs

(315) 443-3428
Room: 505
pcpenfie@syr.edu

MBA, Le Moyne College CPM, CFPIM

MBA, Le Moyne College CPM, CFPIM

Research Topics

  • Green supply chain
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehousing
  • 21st century supply chain management
  • Purchasing
  • Strategic sourcing and negotiations
  • APICS training
  • Six Sigma

He teaches a range of supply chain management courses and executive offerings, including personalized, on-demand training for managers.

Professor Penfield is interested in helping practitioners bring their supply chain management activities into the 21st century. He was most recently the vice president of operations for a local manufacturing company and has more than 15 years of experience in supply chain management, working with Johnson & Johnson, Philips Electronics, and The Raymond/Toyota Corporation.

Selected Publications:
Books
"
Implementing the Green, Sustainable Supply Chain," First Edition, Business Expert Press, March 2009.

"Strategic Negotiations Planning: The Buyer’s Guide on How to Negotiate with Suppliers," Second Edition, Supply Chain Excellence, June 2003.

Articles
"The Potential Certified Wood Supply Chain Bottleneck and Its Impact on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Construction Projects in New York State," September 2010, Forest Products Journal, with Germain, R.  

"Wise Council: What Should a Business Consider when Developing a Sustainability/Going Green Plan?" October/November 2010, CNY Business Exchange, pg. 56-57.

"Debating Parts Standardization," July/August 2010, eSide Supply Management, Vol. 3, No. 4.

"Advances and Trends in Green Technology," August/September 2010, CNY Business Exchange, 80-81.

"The Six Sigma Solution," June/July 2010, CNY Business Exchange, 51-54.

"Seven Steps to Implementing a Sustainable Supply Chain," Summer 2009, On the Mhove, 10-11, Material Handling Industry of America.

"Life Cycle Management--a Competitive Analysis for Businesses," Spring 2009, On the Mhove, 10-11, Material Handling Industry of America

"Cost Reducations, Product Enhancements and Innovation," September/October 2008, eSide Supply Chain, Vol. 1, No. 5.

"Generating for the Environment," September/October 2008, APICS Magazine, 38-41.

"Visibility Within the Supply Chain," September 2008, On the Mhove, 8-9, Material Handling Industry of America.

"Sustainable Supply Chains: A Model," July/August 2008. e-Side, Inside Supply Management , Volume 1, Number 4.

"Reduce Costs Through Training," April 2008, Inside Supply Management, 14-16.

"Sustainability Within the Supply Chain," March 2008, e-Journal USA, US Department of State.

"Global Shipping Within North America," Winter 2008, Material Handling Industry of America, Volume 9, Issue 1.

"A Competitive Advantage for Businesses," Winter 2008. Life Cycle Management , Volume 9, Issue 4.

"Three Avenues to Cost Reduction," November 2007, Supply Chain Management Review, 30-36.

"Strategic Negotiations Planning" - The Buyer's Guide On How to Negotiate with Suppliers. 
Selected Publications
  • "Three Avenues to Cost Reduction", Supply Chain Management Review, November 2007
  • "The Potential Certified Wood Supply Chain Bottleneck and Its Impact on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Construction Projects in New York State", Forest Products Journal, September 2010, (with Germain, R. )