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Wesley S. Boyce

Assistant Professor of Practice in Supply Chain Management and Analytics
Program Director of Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management and Analytics
HLH 511
P.O. Box 884114
Lincoln, NE 68588-4114
402-472-3137
wboyce@unl.edu
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Education
Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of Missouri – St. Louis
MBA, Missouri State University
B.S. in Administrative Management, Missouri State University

Areas of Expertise
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics
  • Operations Management
  • Business Analytics
Research Interests
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Lean Applications
  • Business Analytics
Vita
Vita Boyce UNL.pdf
Biography

Wesley S. Boyce is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in logistics and supply chain management from the University of Missouri–St. Louis in 2014 and his MBA from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. His research interests include a broad array of topics related to supply chain management, logistics, and transportation, with specific interest on supply chain relationships and external costs of logistics. 

Prior to joining UNL, Dr. Boyce served as a faculty member of the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, the Breech School of Business Administration at Drury University, and the School of Business at Park University. Teaching interests include courses in operations management, logistics, supply chain management, and business analytics. 

Selected Publications/Articles
  • Smith, L. Douglas, Anthony G. Vatterott, and Wesley S. Boyce (2022). “Measuring Supply-Chain Performance and Related Risks: Insights from Text Analytics for Strategic Management and Managerial Control.” Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1, DOI: 10.1080/16258312.2021.1964333.
  • Boyce, Wesley S, Joseph Morris, and Patrick M. Tracy (2021). “COVID-19 and the Changes in Daily Streaming Behavior of Consumers in the United States.” International Journal of Business Analytics, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 26-39.
  • Boyce, Wesley and Haim Mano (2018). “An inquiry into the supplier selection decision from the business-to-consumer (B2C) perspective.” Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Vol. 33, No. 8, pp. 1221-1230.
  • Boyce, Wesley S. and Ray Mundy (2017). “Practice or Lip Service: Exploring Collaboration Perspectives in Purchasing.” IMP Journal, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 452-467.
  • Boyce, Wesley S., Haim Mano, and John L. Kent (2016). “The influence of collaboration in procurement relationships.” International Journal of Managing Value and Supply Chains, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 1-18.
  • Boyce, Wesley S. (2016). “Does Truck Driver Health and Wellness Deserve More Attention?” Journal of Transport and Health, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 124-128.
Books and Book Chapters
  • Nabavi, Majid, Olsen, David L., and Boyce, Wesley S. (2020). Introduction to Business Analytics, 2nd edition. Business Expert Press.
  • Boyce, Wesley (2020). “Supply Chain Relationships: From Conflict to Collaboration.” In Supply Chain and Logistics Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global Publishing. Reprinted from original publication in the Handbook of Research on Global Supply Chain Management.
  • Boyce, Wesley (2016). “Supply Chain Relationships: From Conflict to Collaboration.” In the Handbook of Research on Global Supply Chain Management, edited by Bryan Christiansen. IGI Global Publishing.
Selected Presentations
  • Smith, L. Douglas, Boyce, Wesley S., and Vatterott, A. (2019). “Measuring Supply-Chain Performance for Strategic Management and Managerial Control.” Presented by Anthony Vatterott at the 50th Annual Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, LA. November 23-25, 2019.
  • Vatterott, A., Boyce, Wesley S., and L. Douglas Smith (2019). “Measuring Supply-Chain Performance for Strategic Management and Managerial Control.” Presented by Anthony Vatterott at the 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. October 20-23, 2019.
  • Boyce, Wesley (2018). “Forecasting in the Supply Chain: Tools and Best Practices.” Presented at the Institute for Supply Management – Nebraska Professional Development Meeting, January 18, 2018.
  • Boyce, Wesley (2014). “The Current State of Supply Chain Collaboration: A Purchasing Perspective.” Presented at the Academy of Business Research Fall International Conference, Las Vegas, NV. October 16, 2014.
  • Boyce, Wesley (2014). “Supply Chain Relationships in Procurement: Is Collaboration Reality?” Dissertation Defense, July 15, 2014.
  • Boyce, Wesley (2014). “Talk Is Cheap: The Truth About Collaboration.” Presented at the APICS Kansas City Chapter Professional Development Meeting, May 13, 2014.
  • Boyce, Wesley (2013). “Supply Chain Relationships: Is Collaboration Reality?” Dissertation Proposal Defense, August 21, 2013.
  • Boyce, Wesley (2012). “Supply Chain Relationships: Is Collaboration Reality?” Presented at the Academy of Business Research Spring International Conference, New Orleans, LA. March 14, 2012.
  • Womer, Keith, Steve Finkelstein, Kathy Ntalaja, and Wes Boyce (2010). “Skill Gaps: The Ill Prepared Workforce.” A report for the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
Graduate Courses

GRBA851: Business Analytics, Graduate (2020-2022)

SCMA834: Advanced Topics in Lean Supply Chain Management (2022)

SCMA839: Global Supply Chain Management, Graduate (2020-2022)

SCMA844: Managing Logistics in the Supply Chain, Graduate (2021-2022)

Undergraduate Courses

SCMA331: Operations and Supply Chain Management, Undergraduate (2018-2022)

SCMA350: Business Analytics/Information Analysis, Undergraduate (2017-2022)

SCMA432: Supply Chain Planning and Control Systems, Undergraduate (2019)

SCMA436: Project Management, Undergraduate (2019)

Professional Service
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Kansas City Heartland Chapter Board Member, 2018-Present
  • Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review Reviewer, 2021-Present
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems Reviewer, 2021-Present
  • University of Nebraska College of Business Huskers Shop Faculty Advisor, 2017-2018
  • International Journal of Productivity Management and Assessment Technologies Reviewer, 2015-2017
  • Drury University Breech School of Business Administration Curriculum and Assessment Committee, 2015-2016
  • Drury University Breech School of Business Administration Study Abroad Scholarship Award Committee, 2016
  • Drury University Breech School of Business Administration IdeaBlitz Mentor, 2015
  • Drury University CoxHealth MBA Program Mentor, 2015
  • KC SmartPort Supply Chain Education and Workforce Advisory Board, 2014-2015
  • Park University Writing Competency Test Scorer, 2014-2015
  • Park University Educational Technology Advisory Committee, 2013-2015
  • Park University School of Business Math Requirements Committee, 2013-2015
  • Park University School of Business Healthcare Faculty Search Committee, 2013-2014
  • Park University MIS Program Review Team, 2014
Awards
  • Yellowdig Community Award, 2022
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln Delta Sigma Pi Outstanding Professor Award, 2017
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln College of Business Excellence in Teaching Award Nomination, 2017
  • Park University J.L. Zwingle Award for Outstanding Faculty Nomination, 2014
  • Park University Faculty Development Endowment Fund Grant Award, 2013
Selected Media Placement
  • Freight Rail Unions and Carriers Running Out of Time to Avoid Strike That Could Cripple National Supply Chain, Nebraska Public Media, August 11, 2022
  • Hagen Discovers Best Fit in Nebraska Business Analytics Certificate, College of Business News, January 25, 2022
  • Businesses Question Old Inventory Strategies, NTD Business News, November 12, 2021