Chair, Department of Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
Professor of Management
D.B.A. Indiana University
M.B.A. Bowling Green University
B.S. Bowling Green Universit
Dr. Charles A. Watts, CPIM, Jonah, is a Professor of Operations Management in the Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics. He received his B.S.B.A. and M.B.A. from Bowling Green State University and his D.B.A. from Indiana University.
He has published research that appeared in Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, Management Science, Production and Inventory Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Research, and Operations Management Review.
He conducts research and consults in the areas of supplier development, purchasing and materials management, supply chain management, warehouse location and rationalization, scheduling in service and manufacturing organizations and the Theory of Constraints. He has given seminars on Information Technology in Purchasing, Basic Purchasing Training, Purchasing and Contracting, Advanced Purchasing and Contracting, Purchasing Certification, Supplier Development, Customer Focus, Project Management, Theory of Constraints, and Total Quality Management, for major corporations such as Lincoln Electric, Dana, Samsung, Lucas Industries, and Marathon Oil. He is currently a Vice President for the Decision Science Institute, archivist for the Midwest Region of the Decision Science Institute, and Executive Director of Education and Certification for the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA). He is also a principal and Chief Science Officer with On-Point Group Consulting.
Dr. Watts was the 2004 program chair for Midwest Decision Sciences Institute and a past President. He was President of the Toledo American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) Chapter and served for several years on the national steering committee for the Small Manufacturing Specific Industry Group within APICS.