Faculty & Staff Directory

iconiconNameCliff DefeeImageCliff DefeeFirstnameCliffLastnameDefeeOffice Phone817-257-4095
Position:Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Supply Chain ManagementDepartment:Information Systems and Supply Chain MgmtOffice:Neeley 3237Role:FacultyEducation
  • Ph.D., Logistics University of Tennessee
  • MBA, Mktg Research / Statistics Texas A&M University
  • BBA, Marketing Texas A&M University
Areas of Expertise / Research
  • Strategic implications of supply chain leadership
  • Supply chain orientation
  • Development of organizational capabilities
  • Supply chain structure and performance
  • Retail Supply Chains
Work Experience
  • Auburn University, EBSCA Professor of SCM 2007 - 2019
  • PFSWeb, Inc. - Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 1998-2002
  • PFSWeb, Inc. & Daisytek (parent company) - Vice President, Operations 1997-1998
  • Andersen Consulting, BPM Division - Executive Director 1995-1996
  • Andersen Consulting - Consultant and Manager, Andersen Consulting 1984-1994
Courses Taught
  • INSC 30313 Supply Chain Management
  • INSC 40343 Supply Chain Strategy
  • INSC 40313 Logistics & Transportation
  • INSC 70610 Logistics & Transportation (Graduate)
  • INSC 70693 Integrative Field Study
Key Publications
  • Brian Gibson, Cliff Defee, et al (2009 - 2019), Annual State of the Retail Supply Chain Report. Tyler Morgan, Mert Torkman, Glenn Richey, and C. Clifford Defee, (2018), "Resource commitment and sustainability: a reverse logistics performance model," International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 164-182.
  • Rafay Ishfaq, C. Clifford Defee, Brian J. Gibson and Uzma Raja (2016), "Realignment of the Physical Distribution Process in Omni-Channel Fulfillment," International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Vol 46, No. 6/7, pp. 543-561.
  • C. Clifford Defee, Theodore P. Stank, and Terry L. Esper (2010), “The Performance Implications of Transformational Supply Chain Leadership and Followership,” The International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Vol. 40, No. 10, pp. 763-791.
  • C. Clifford Defee, Brent D. Williams, Wesley S. Randall, and Rodney Thomas (2010), “An Inventory of Theory in Logistics and SCM Research,” International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 404-489.
  • Wesley S. Randall, C. Clifford Defee and Stephan P. Brady (2010), “Value Propositions of the U.S. Trucking Industry,” Transportation Journal, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 5-23.
  • C. Clifford Defee, Theodore P. Stank, Terry L. Esper and John T. Mentzer (2009), “The Role of Followers in Supply Chains,” Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 65-84.
Awards / Recognition
  • EBSCO Professor of SCM, Emeritus, Auburn University.
  • Bernard J. LaLonde Best Paper award for Best Paper to Appear in the Journal of Business Logistics (2009).
  • Best Paper to Appear in Transportation Journal (2010).
International Experience
  • Europe
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Standard Furniture (Bay Minette, AL)
  • Direct Supply (Milwaukee, WI)
  • SMC2 (Atlanta, GA)
  • Coalition for Responsible Transportation (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Walmart (Bentonville, AR)
Hobbies / Interests
  • Woodworking/Wood turning
  • Golf