Joe Walden

Assistant Area Director - Analytics, Information, and Operations Management, Lecturer
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 4112
University of Kansas


Academic Areas

Decision Sciences and Supply Chain Management

Selected Publications

  • "Achieving World Class Supply Chains Through Leadership," Logistics Forum Proceedings, 2004
  • "Sun Tzu and the Art of Supply Chain Management," Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine, Oct/Nov 2003
  • "Ancient Chinese Wisdom Still Applies," Cargo News Asia, March 6, 2006
  • "Reverse Logistics - Problem or Irritant?" World Supply Chain Summit White Paper, 2005
  • "Six Sigma Leadership," White Paper for The Logistics Forum, 2006
  • "From the Platform to the Desert - Lessons from Powerlifting used for Operation Iraqi Freedom," Powerlifting USA, 2005
  • "Supply Chain Security," APICS e-News, 2006
  • "Back to Basics - Leadership and Operational Success," Proceedings for the South Africa Logistics Conference, 2007
  • "Sun Tzu and Leadership - Human Resources Lessons from The Art of War," Proceedings for the International Human Resources Forum, 2007
  • Velocity Management in Business and Distribution - Lessons from the Military to Secure the Speed of Business, July 2005 by CRC Press/Auerbach Publications, New York, NY
  • Modeling Supply Chain Leadership, CRC Press/Auerbach Publications, New York
  • Lead author. Supply Chain and Logistics, Operations Management Body of Knowledge, APICS, 2008.


  • Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching, University of Kansas (2018)
  • Six Sigma, Motorola University
  • MBA (Concentration in Logistics), Florida Institute of Technology
  • M.S. in Systems Management, Florida Institute of Technology
  • M.A. in Operational Planning, US Army Command and General Staff College
  • M.S. in Engineering Management, University of Kansas
  • B.S. in Rural Sociology, North Carolina State University

Teaching Interests

  • Supply Chain Security, Leadership, Reverse Logistics, Electronic Waste Recycling, Homeland Security, Supply Chain Professional Development

Selected Publications

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