Zac Williams

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Zachary Williams (Zac)
Professor of Marketing
(269) 387-6166
3184 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5430
Mailing address: 
Department of Marketing
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5430 USA
  • Ph.D., Mississippi State
  • MBA, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • B.S.B.A., Central Michigan University
Teaching interests: 
  • Logistics management
  • Distribution
  • Business-to-business marketing
Research interests: 
  • Supply chain security
  • Supply chain relationships
  • Supply chain decision making

Dr. Zac Williams is a professor of marketing at Western Michigan University.

He joined WMU in 2018, after being on faculty at Central Michigan University. Prior to academics, Williams worked for a global consulting firm advising a diverse set of clients on supply chain-related issues. He also spent time with a technology firm—a small joint venture start-up between the four major U.S. automakers. He remains engaged with the logistics and supply chain industry, consulting with a variety of clients.

Williams has published articles across various disciplines and in numerous journals including:

  • Journal of Business Logistics
  • International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management
  • International Journal of Logistics Management
  • Supply Chain Management Review

Williams earned a number of awards for his research including best papers in track at conferences, outstanding paper awards and peer reviewing awards. His doctoral research on supply chain security was recognized with awards from the Institute for Supply Management and the Supply Chain Management Research Center in the Sam Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. In addition, he has previously been recognized with service and teaching awards, winning the doctoral student teaching award at both the college of business and university levels.

Williams is actively engaged in internship and external ISM program engagement at WMU.