Dr. David Frederick  Ross Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Dr. David Frederick Ross

Senior Manager, Professional Development

David F. Ross is an associate with Tribex Consulting, where he is involved in manufacturing and distribution education, training, and consulting.


A recognized ERP/SCM professional, David Frederick Ross has spent over 30 years in manufacturing and distribution, including 22 years in ERP software education and consulting. Dr. Ross has taught operations management at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and Elmhurst College. Currently he is Senior Manager - Professional Development at APICS.

Dr Ross holds a PhD degree from the University of Chicago and is recognized as a CFPIM and CSCP by APICS.

Besides articles, he has published six books in SCM. "Distribution Planning and Control" (1996, 2nd ed. 2004), is used by many universities and is a foundation book for APICS’s (CPIM) program. "Competing Through Supply Chain Management" (1998) is an early text on SCM. "Introduction to e-Supply Chain Management" (2003) merged the concepts of e-business and SCM. "The Intimate Supply Chain" (2008), explores SCM and CEM. "Introduction to Supply Chain Management Technologies" was released late 2010. This book has been adopted for APICS’s (CSCP) program. He is currently working on the 3rd edition of "Distribution Planning and Control" due in 2015. He also recently contributed a chapter on "Supply Chain Management" for the new "Manufacturing Engineering Handbook" (pub. 2014).

Dr Ross has recently completed the "Principles of Operations Management" series of industry education texts and courseware for APICS. Consisting of 5 books, the series provides over 200 hours of introductory education in inventory, planning, manufacturing, logistics, and operations topics. The series is available through the APICS website (apics.org).

Dr Ross has also completed the courseware for APICS's new certificates in Risk Management and S&OP available 2014. Go to apics.org for information on the new APICS certificates!


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