The Sam M. Walton College of Business dean Matthew Waller has received the 2020 Distinguished Service Award from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
This award is designed to recognize “one outstanding individual who exemplifies significant, consistent and career-long contributions to the development of the logistics and supply chain management disciplines,” according to the council’s website.
In addition to serving as the University of Arkansas’ business college dean, Waller is also a professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management and holds the Sam M. Walton Endowed Leadership Chair in Business.
“I am shocked, honored and thrilled to receive CSCMP’s Distinguished Service Award,” Waller said in a statement. “Thank you to Rick Blasgen, CEO of CSCMP, for his remarkable leadership of CSCMP to make this organization into the leading professional organization in supply chain management. I’m grateful to all of the leaders who wrote letters of nomination. I’m truly honored, especially given that last year, Kathy Wengel, executive vice president and chief global supply chain officer for Johnson & Johnson, received the award and the only other person from Arkansas to receive it is H. Lee Scott, retired CEO of Walmart Inc.”
Waller graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri and holds a master’s degree and doctorate from Penn State University. He is the co-founder of Bentonville Associates Ventures and Mecari Technologies.