CLEMSON — Aleda Roth, the Burlington Industries Distinguished Professor in Supply Chain Management at Clemson University, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Production and Operations Management Society’s College of Service Operations.

Roth is only the third professor to receive the award, which is given to a person who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to and leadership in service operations and through research, publications and other means has contributed to the intellectual growth of the supply chain-management field.

Roth is an internationally recognized scholar in service-operations strategy. She has co-founded major research initiatives, such as the International Service Study with faculty at London Business School and the University of Southern California and the World Class Banking Study with the Bank Administration Institute. Her research productivity in leading academic journals in the area of service operations is ranked seventh worldwide; and in terms of overall productivity she ranks in the top 1 percent.

Roth came to Clemson in 2006 from Arizona State University, where she held the W.P. Carey Chair in Supply Chain Management. Previously, she worked at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC-Chapel Hill, she was the Mary Farley Lee Distinguished Professor of Operations Management and chairwoman of the Global Supply Chain Management Concentration in the MBA program. She also has held faculty appointments at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Boston University’s School of Management.


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