Western Michigan University welcomes Dr. Zachary "Zac" Williams

photo of Dr. Zac WilliamsThe Western Michigan University Board of Trustees recently appointed Dr. Zac Williams as the new director of the Center for Integrated Supply Management and associate professor of marketing. He brings a wealth of industry and teaching experience to his dual role.

When asked about joining WMU’s nationally ranked ISM program, Williams indicated that he is excited about working with and developing undergraduate student leaders. “The ISM program is in great standing,” he says. “I look forward to partnering with the key constituents—students, employers, alumni and faculty—to enhance the program further and make it the premier destination for undergraduate supply chain talent.”

Williams earned a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University, an MBA from University of Michigan-Dearborn and a doctoral degree from Mississippi State University. His teaching interests include logistics management, distribution and business-to-business marketing, and his research interests focus on supply chain security, relationships and decision-making.

Previously, he worked at Central Michigan University as professor of logistics and marketing and the director of logistics internships. Prior to academia, Williams worked for a global consulting firm advising a diverse set of clients on supply chain-related issues, and he spent time with a small joint venture technology startup. He remains engaged with the logistics and supply chain industry, consulting with a variety of clients.

Williams replaces the retiring Dr. Robert Reck, who most recently served as the center director and who will be retiring in December after more than 32 years with the University.