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James Haddow

Director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management

  • Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
  • School of Business


James Haddow is Director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management (CESUM) and a professor in the School of Business at Howard University in Washington DC. Currently, Mr. Haddow teaches a range of supply chain management courses to both undergraduate and graduate level students. He also supports students as faculty advisor during supply chain case competitions and participates in various CESCM activities (e.g., SCM Think Tanks, Corporate Advisory Board, Site Visits, Workshops, etc.). Mr. Haddow has made supply chain presentations at ISM, IMC, APICS, PMAC and other Global industry conferences. Mr. Haddow has previously held positions as Director of Global Procurement (Chief Procurement Officer) and a Supply Chain consultant for A.T. Kearney a global consulting firm, Cost and Financial Analyst at the Interstate Commerce Commission and Safeway Stores, Inc. His 30 years of consulting and industry experience encompass global procurement, supply chain management, business planning and commercial business development which provides hands-on teaching examples for his students.Education

  • Mr. Haddow is a graduate of the University of Maryland earning a B.S. in Business and Management as well as an MBA with a concentration in Logistics. His industry affiliations include ISM, APICS and AAWC in addition to his service on the Boards of several local community and national organizations in various roles including Treasurer, Executive Vice President and President.

Courses Taught

  • Supply Chain Integration (Undergraduate Capstone) & Global Supply Chain Management (MBA Capstone)
  • Negotiations (Undergraduate & MBA)
  • Procurement (Undergraduate & MBA)
  • IT in Supply Chain Management (Undergraduate & MBA)
  • Logistics (Undergraduate & MBA)
  • Immersive Student Lab - Consulting (Undergraduate & MBA)

Education & Expertise


Supply chain integration, planning, operations and strategyLogistics operations, processes and integrationStrategic sourcing, procurement transformation and strategyNegotiations process and strategyBaseline costing and competitive benchmarkingManagement systems applications and evaluationsOrganization assessment and redesign