SupplyChainge, a provider of integrated process and software solutions in supply chain management for the retailing industry, has appointed Warren H Hausman, professor of operations management in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, to its board of directors. Dr Hausman is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts in the fields of supply chain management (SCM) and operations management.

"We couldn't be more pleased with Warren's decision to join our board. He brings a wealth of insight, experience and technical expertise that is unmatched in the industry," said John S Thorbeck, co-founder and chief executive officer of SupplyChainge. "A long-time supporter of SupplyChainge's SCM approach, Warren will help set new standards of technical excellence for an industry that recognises the profit potential in its global supply chain, but is struggling to get there," he added.

Dr Hausman's accomplishments include establishing the leading two-day executive seminar on integrated supply chain management, held twice a year in Palo Alto, CA, and spearheading, with his Stanford faculty colleagues, the development of Stanford's graduate courses in supply chain management. He is also a key faculty member of the Stanford Global Supply Chain Forum and a partner in a new venture to bring e-learning to supply chain education. In addition, he serves on the advisory councils of a number of Silicon Valley start-ups.