Rod Franklin is Full Professor of Logistics and Academic Director of Executive Education at Kühne Logistics University. Professor Franklin, an engineer and operations manager by training and experience, received his Doctorate in Management from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Professor Franklin has held management positions at Kühne + Nagel, USCO Logistics, ENTEX Information Services, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Cameron Iron Works. In addition, he has been a consultant for Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Theodore Barry & Associates and Arthur Young & Co. Professor Franklin was also a development engineer for the Saginaw Steering Gear Division of General Motors Corporation.
Franklin’s research focuses on the application of modern management techniques to the efficient and effective operation of supply chains, sustainable business models, green logistics, corporate social responsibility and cloud based supply chain management.
In his role as Academic Director of Kühne Logistics University’s Executive Education program, Franklin’s focus is on ensuring that executives educated at the University receive both the rigor and relevance in their academic training that they expect from a world class research institute like Kühne Logistics University.
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“KLU is near and dear to my heart, because I was one of the individuals that helped plan the university.”
– Prof. Rod Franklin, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Logistics and Academic Director of Executive Education at Kühne Logistics University, GER
|2014 - 2016||Dean of Programs at Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg|
Vice President, Product Development at Kühne + Nagel Management AG, CH
Vice President, Solutions Engineering at Kühne + Nagel Inc., USA
Vice President, Product Development at USCO Logistics, USA
Vice President, Professional Services at Viacore, USA
Vice President, Product Development at ENTEX Information Services, USA
Director, Professional Services at ENTEX Information Services, USA
Systems Integration and Management Consulting Manager at Digital Equipment Corporation, USA
Consulting Manager at Arthur Young & Co., USA
Managing Associate at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, USA
Managing Associate at Theodore Barry & Associates, USA
Manufacturing Manager at Cameron Iron Works, USA
Development Engineer at Saginaw Steering Gear Division of General Motors Corporation, USA
Board of Directors for Del Mar Community Connections, Del Mar, California, USA
Computer & Telecommunications Advisory Committee for the City of Del Mar, California, USA
Sandpiper Editorial Board of Directors, Del Mar, California, USA
Mayor for the City of Del Mar, California, USA
City Council Member for the City of Del Mar, California, USA
City Finance Committee for the City of Del Mar, California, USA
Doctorate of Management at the Case Western Reserve University, USA
Master of Business Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Business, USA
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the Leland Stanford Junior University, USA
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the Purdue University, USA