About Industrial Distribution
|Dr. F. Barry Lawrence|
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Dr. Barry Lawrence holds the Leonard and Valerie Bruce Leadership Chair, the Program Director of the Industrial Distribution Program, Director of the Thomas and Joan Read Center, and Director of the Global Supply Chain Laboratory at Texas A&M University.
As a faculty member of the Industrial Distribution Program, he is involved in graduate, undergraduate, and professional continuing education teaching activities, funded research projects, publications, and industry presentations. His teaching activities surround classes in manufacturer / distributor relationships, Supply Chain Management, distributor profitability, and distribution strategy. He is a frequent speaker for distribution associations, buying groups and companies on topics ranging from distributor profitability, distribution growth and market share, pricing optimization, inventory asset management, sales and marketing optimization, global distribution, and numerous other topics.
Dr. Lawrence is a fellow of the National Association of Wholesale Distributors (NAW) institute and the author of four books on distributor competitiveness. Dr. Lawrence holds a Ph.D. in Information and Operations Management from Texas A&M University, an M.B.A. from Texas State University, and a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He has more than ten years of industry experience in sales and retail business before joining Texas A&M.
F. Barry Lawrence, Ph.D.
Program Director, Industrial Distribution Program
3367 TAMU, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3367
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