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Mary Holcomb

Adjunct Professor


Mary Collins Holcomb is Professor and Gerald T. Niedert Supply Chain Fellow at The University of Tennessee. Prior to academia, her professional career involved some eighteen years at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in transportation research and policy issues for the U.S. Departments of Energy, Transportation, and Defense. Holcomb’s background also consists of industry experience with the former Burlington Northern Railroad, General Motors, and Milliken & Company.

Holcomb’s research has appeared in the Journal of Business Logistics, Transportation Journal, the International Journal of Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal and Supply Chain Management Review. She is Co-Editor of the Transportation Journal and serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Business Logistics and Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal.

Holcomb is a principal researcher in a longstanding annual study in the discipline titled – Logistics and Transportation Trends and Issues. The study, which examines macro- and micro-level practices and developments in the industry, has been conducted for 25 years