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Dr. W.C. Benton
Joins ISM Central Ohio
ISM Central Ohio is very proud to announce that Dr. W.C. Benton has joined the organization as an Advisor. Dr. Benton's knowledge of supply chain management and logistics is renowned and will be a valuable resource to our members.
W.C. Benton, Jr. is the Edwin D. Dodd Professor of Management and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Fisher. He teaches courses in the business of health care to undergraduates, MBAs and doctoral candidates and along with courses in purchasing/supply management, manufacturing planning and control, operations analysis, and facility design.
Ranked first out of more than 700 operations management researchers in terms of quality and quantity, Dr. Benton’s vast research and writing accomplishments include more than 120 articles having been published in some of the most prestigious research journals.

He serves on the board of directors for the Healthcare Colloquium, The Sleep Medicine Foundation, The House of Hope and The Supply Chain Research Group and is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute, The Institute of Management Sciences, The Institute of Supply Management, The Production and Inventory Control Society, the Operations Management Association, American Society for Quality Control, Society of Logistics Engineers, The Mathematical Association of America and others.

Areas of Expertise

Purchasing and materials management

Manufacturing planning and control

Inventory management

Health care performance issues

Economics of cardiovascular surgery

Supply chain management


DBA, Indiana University

MBA, Indiana University

BBA, Texas Christian University


Professional Development Meeting

September 14, 2015
LinkedIn: Ask the Expert
Move beyond simply collecting contacts
Networking specialist Jeff Young will show you how to effectively use LinkedIn to build and maximize your personal network
• Lower Cost for 2015 - Now only $30.00
• New Venue including cash bar


   Upcoming Events
 Sept. 14      Dinner Meeting 
 Sept. 24    Board Meeting  
 Oct. 12   Dinner Meeting 
Oct. 22    Board Meeting 
Nov. 9    Dinner Meeting 
 Nov. 19   Dinner Meeting 
 Shane Gill has agreed to serve as interim President of ISM - Central Ohio through June of next year.
Erin Smith was recently elected as 1st Vice President 
Allyson Huskey was recently elected as 2nd Vice President