Scott Martens

Professional Director, MS Supply Chain Management Program


  • MS 1992
    Management Naval Post Graduate School

  • BBA 1985
    Accounting Iowa State University

  • 2008
    MN Executive Program (MEP) University of MN - CSOM

  • 2009-2012
    Executive Program - Strategy University of Chicago - Booth


Over 25 years experience in the public, private and higher education sectors.

EXPERIENCE: US Navy - Naval Officer and Aviator, Quality Leadership and Operations; General Electric - Six Sigma Leader; Ceridian - Quality Leadership; American Express - Business Transformation; University of Minnesota - Continuous Improvement and Transformation; United Health Group, Optum - Strategy and Operational Excellence, Hennepin County - Strategy and Innovation.

Certified Public Accountant.  Certified Professional Logistician.  Series 7 Broker.

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Part-time Faculty 2000 - Present



Innovation; Change Management; Lean - Six Sigma; Managerial Accounting; Strategy Management & Execution; Measurement; Customer Listening, Supply Chain, Adult Learning.


Selected Works

"Estimating Characteristic Life and Reliability of an Aircraft Engine Component Improvement in the Early Stages of the Implementation Process." Martens, Scott L.; Master's Thesis (DEC 1992)


"Measuring Innovation In Carver County, MN" (2016)

"Redesigning Operating Mechanisms: Improving the Rochester Police Department's Organizational Communications" (2017)


Current Activities 

Community Relationships

  • Chair: American Society for Quality (ASQ) - Education Division. 2007 - 2009

  • Director: National Consortium for Continuous Improvement (NCCI) 2006 - 2008

  • Make-A-Wish: Board of Directors - Strategic planning consultant 2010 - 2016

  • UM CSOM Supply Chain and Operations Board  2004 - Present