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About Bobby J. Martens

Bobby is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and AcademicDirector Supply Chain Management Forum in the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University.  Bobby earned his Ph.D. from the Purdue University and MS and BS degrees in Agricultural Economics from North Dakota State University.  His primary research interests are supply chain network design, domestic transportation and supply chain risk, and food and agricultural supply chains. Engaged scholarship – working directly with companies to produce industry-relevant academic scholarship – is a central theme in his research.  Recent research includes supply chain design in the bio-economy, the effects of rate age and shipper practices on transportation rates and a decision tool for small-scale African seed entrepreneurs.  Martens published articles in top supply chain journals such as Decision Sciences Journal and Journal of Business Logistics and in Ag-Business journals such as the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.  In addition to teaching undergraduate courses, he is involved in Iowa State University’s Masters in Seed Business and Technology program and is a member of the Iowa State University MBA Core Teaching Team.  Prior to earning his Ph.D., Martens worked as an account manager at Schneider Logistics.  He is an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. 


Present Associate Professor, Iowa State University Department of Supply Chain Management

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Contact Information

Dept: Supply Chain Management
Title: Associate Professor

Office: 515-294-5007
3222 Gerdin
2167 Union Dr
Ames, IA 50011-2027


Peer - Reviewed Articles (5)

Book Chapters (1)

Conference Proceedings (2)

Theses and Dissertations (1)