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Bekki Brau

Assistant Professor,
Marketing and Global Supply Chain
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Rebekah (Bekki) Brau is an assistant professor of Global Supply Chain Management in the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. Her research passions include the value creation of analytics in supply chains and the integration of model forecasts and human judgment. Her research has received various international awards from organizations such as the Academy of Management (AOM) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). She has been an invited presenter at firms and industry groups such as Walmart International and the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM).

Bekki received her PhD in Supply Chain Management from the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. She also received her MS in Instructional Psychology and Technology as well as her BS in Business Management from Brigham Young University. She currently serves as the co-leader of the Journal of Supply Chain Management Junior Editorial Review board and is an active participant in professional organizations such as the Academy of Management (AOM), the Council of Supply Chain Management (CSCMP), the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).

Selected Publications

  • "Utilizing People, Analytics, and AI for Decision-Making in the Digitalized Retail Supply Chain", Journal of Business Logistics, 2023
  • "Demand Planning for the Digital Supply Chain: How to Integrate Human Judgment and Predictive Analytics", Journal of Operations Management, 2023
  • "Shipping Surcharges and LSQ: Pricing the Last Mile", International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Edition 6, Volume 50, Pages 667-691, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2020
  • "Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA): A Supply Chain Management Learning Activity", Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Edition 1, Volume 17, Pages 6-32, 2019
  • "An Empirical Analysis of the Success Factors in an Introductory Financial Management Class", Journal of the Academy of Business Education, Volume 18, Pages 1-52, 2017
  • "A Framework for Teaching the Goal of the Firm in Introductory Business Classes: Shareholder Wealth Maximization Ethicality and Classical Philosophical Paradigms", Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, Volume 93, Pages 135-161, 2016
  • "The Determinants of Student Performance in a University Marketing Class", Business Education Innovation Journal, Edition 2, Volume 8, Pages 21-31, 2016


  • Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Arkansas, 2022
  • Chan Hahn Best Paper Award Finalist, Operations & Supply Chain Management (OSCM) Division, Academy of Management (AOM), 2021
  • Doctoral Dissertation Award, Council of Supply Chain Management (CSCMP), 2021
  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist, Operations & Supply Chain Management (OSCM) Division, Academy of Management (AOM), 2020
  • First Place for Best Practical Application Poster, Council of Supply Chain Management (CSCMP), 2018
  • Walton Doctoral Fellowship, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, 2017


  • Spanish

BYU Citizenship

  • Business Major Exploration for Women — Guest Speaker — March 2022–0
  • Global Supply Chain Program Representative — Guest Speaker — September 2022–September 2022
  • Pre-PhD in Management Seminar — Guest Speaker — September 2021–0
  • Supply Chain Management Pre-PhD Mentor — Mentor — May 2021–0
  • Women in Supply Chain Club — Student Org Advisor — May 2021–0
  • AWS & VW Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) Undergraduate Case Competition — Other — November 2021–November 2021
  • Marriott Inclusion in Business Society LGBTQ+ Panel — Guest Speaker — September 2021–September 2021
  • Women in Supply Chain Graduate School Panel — Guest Speaker — November 2021–November 2021

Professional Citizenship

  • Journal of Supply Chain Management Editorial Review Board Developmental Program, Committee/Council Chair, June 2021–0
  • Journal of Supply Chain Management, Editorial Review Board Member, May 2021–0
  • Journal of Business Logistics, Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, 2021–0
  • Transportation Research Part E, Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, 2021–0
  • Journal of Operations Management, Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, 2020–0
  • Behavioral Operations Conference, Committee/Council Member, June 2019–0
  • Logistics Doctoral Symposium, Guest Speaker, April 2022–2022
  • Council of Supply Chain Management (CSCMP), Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, April 2022–September 2022
  • Partners in Business Ethics Symposium, Guest Speaker, 2021–2021
  • Journal of Supply Chain Management Editorial Review Board Developmental Program, Member, August 2020–May 2021
  • Plug and Play Tech Center Leading Supply Chain Innovation Webinar Part 1: Transforming your Business Analytics: Maturity Cycle for Decision Making, Guest Speaker, May 2020–2020
  • Walmart International Supplier Collaboration Board, Guest Speaker, February 2020–2020