Supply Chain and Operations Professor Emeritus Roger Schroeder is the recipient of the first-ever Lifetime Distinguished Service Award from the Twin Cities Chapter of APICS, a professional association for supply chain management.

The award recognizes those who have made a significant impact in the field of supply chain and operations management. Schroeder is being recognized for his textbook, Operations Management in the Supply Chain: Decisions and Cases (McGraw Hill/Irwin), which is widely used and well-known to University faculty and many APICS instructors. He also is being honored for his extensive years at the Carlson School, along with his research and published works in operations management, quality, and manufacturing that have earned him the respect of colleagues, peers, and industry professionals.

He will receive the award at the APICS Twin Cities Chapter’s Professional Development Meeting on November 14 at the DoubleTree Park Place in St. Louis Park.

Schroeder’s other academic honors and awards include being listed as one of the Outstanding Educators of America, being inducted as a fellow in the Decision Sciences Institute, and being named a fellow in the Production and Operations Society. In 2009, he was recognized as the most cited author in operations management. In 2010, he was given a Lifetime Research Award at the Carlson School.