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Laurier appoints CN fellowship in supply chain management

WATERLOO, Ont.–The School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University (Laurier) has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Haughton as the inaugural CN Fellow in Supply Chain Management, effective July 1, 2015.

The CN Fellowship is a three-year appointment responsible for outreach, research and curriculum development, made possible by a donation from CN. In March 2015, CN announced a C$500,000 donation to support research and education programs by Laurier’s Centre for Supply Chain Management.

“I have every confidence that Professor Michael Haughton will be outstanding in this role,” said Micheal Kelly, Dean, School of Business & Economics at Laurier. “His impressive research record examining issues of managing transportation, logistics and supply-chain operations and his impressive academic credentials make him the ideal candidate for this position.”

In this new role, Professor Haughton will foster outreach, teaching, curriculum development and research in supply chain management. He will also serve as a consultant to CN on current issues, enabling closer partnership on research activities and trends between CN, researchers, and students, the release said.

“We welcome Professor Haughton’s CN Fellowship appointment and look forward to his future contributions to supply chain logistics research,” said Keith Reardon, CN vice-president, Intermodal.

Professor Haughton teaches transportation management and supply chain management in the Operations and Decisions Sciences area of the School of Business & Economics at Laurier. He received a bachelor of science in economics and accounting from University of West Indies, and master’s of science and doctorate from Pennsylvania State University. He researches issues in transportation, logistics, and supply-chain operations. He is widely published in top-tier journals and has received numerous awards for his work. In 2008-2009, he was selected as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Arizona State University.


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