Richard Young, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, School of Business Administration
Business Administration Graduate Faculty
Public Administration PhD Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6169
Office Location: Olmsted Building, E356
Mailing Address:

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Dr. Young joined Penn State in 1995 and transferred to Penn State Harrisburg in 2004. He has 19 years of corporate experience including various logistics-related posts in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport of the United Kingdom, was a 2003 Fulbright German Studies Research Scholar in Berlin, and was a member of a panel advising the Joint Chiefs of Staff. An active publisher, he is a member of the editorial boards of several key journals and is an affiliate research associate at Penn State's Center for Supply Chain Research. He is the recipient of many distinctions and awards, the most recent being the Distinguished Educator Award from the National Defense Transportation Association.

Continuing Education Interests

  • Understanding the Supply Chain Operational Reference (SCOR) Model
  • Segmenting supply markets
  • Landed cost analysis
  • Source selection decision-making

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Transportation and Logistics
  • Institute for Supply Management
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • National Defense Transportation Association
  • Fulbright Association
Research Interests
Transportation infrastructure protection
Supply chain complexity factors
Procurement strategy
Consortium benchmarking methodology