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Cindy Blair

Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management,
Marketing and Global Supply Chain
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Dr. Cindy Wallin Blair is an Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management in the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University and was granted the Hazel Speirs Thorsell Research Fellowship. Her award-winning research focuses on buyer-supplier interfaces in both developed and developing countries. She also studies how purchasing organizations work with other functions within the firm to make strategic decisions. Her research has been published in leading academic journals, including Decision Sciences Journal, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Journal of Business Logistics,and the International Journal of Production Research.


  • PhD, Supply Chain Management, Arizona State University, 2006
  • MBA, Finance/Operations, Brigham Young University, 1994
  • BS, Accounting, Brigham Young University, 1989

Selected Publications

  • "The Vignette in a Scenario-Based Role-Playing Experiment", Journal of Supply Chain Management, Edition 3, Volume 47, Pages 9-16, 2011
  • "Towards a Better Understanding of Supply Chain Quality Management Practices", International Journal of Production Research, Edition 8, Volume 49, Pages 2285-2300, 2011
  • "A Dynamic Collaboration Capability as a Source of Competitive Advantage", Decision Sciences Journal, Edition 1, Volume 42, Pages 129-161, 2011
  • "Information Technology as an Enabler of Supply Chain Collaboration: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective", Journal of Supply Chain Management, Edition 1, Volume 47, Pages 38-59, 2011
  • "Evaluating Information Technology as a Supply Chain Collaboration Enabler: Insights from the Resource-Based View", Proceedings of the CSCMP Supply Chain Management Educators’ Conference, 2010
  • "On Baldrige Core Values and Commitment to Quality", Quality Management Journal, Edition 3, Volume 17, Pages 21-34, 2010
  • "Benchmarking Trust Signals in Supply Chain Alliances: Moving Toward a Robust Measure of Trust", Benchmarking: An International Journal, Edition 5, Volume 17, Pages 705-727, 2010
  • "Supply Chain Information Sharing: Benchmarking a Proven Path", Benchmarketing: An International Journal, Volume 16, Emerald, Bingley UK, 2009
  • "Supply Chain Information Sharing and Firm Performance: A Longitudinal Study", Proceedings for the 19th Annual North American Research/Teaching Symposium on Purchasing and Supply Management, Tempe, Arizona,, 2008
  • "Vendor-Owned Inventory Management Arrangements in Retail Operations: An Agency Theory Perspective", Journal of Business Logistics, Volume 28, Pages 111-135, 2007
  • "What is the Right Inventory Management Approach for Purchased Items?", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Volume 26, Pages 50-68, 2006


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