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John Kamauff, Ph.D.


Dr. John Kamauff is a Principal with Archstone Consulting specializing in supply chain management and strategic sourcing.

He has written numerous teaching and research cases and co-authored Information and Technology in the Supply Chain–Virtually There; e-Supply Chain Management: evolution or revolution; Information and Technology in the Supply Chain: Making Technology Pay, Supercharging Global Supply Chains; Managing Purchasing: Making the Supply Team Work; and has published articles in Long Range Planning; Business Quarterly; Supply Chain Management: An International Journal; the European Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management; the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management; Team Purchasing Decisions; and Long Range Planning.

Dr. Kamauff has over 25 years of experience with the United States Department of Defense and leading commercial concerns in a variety of consulting and management positions. John has also led his own international management consulting company since 1982.

He is a former Senior Partner at both Ernst & Young and at PricewaterhouseCoopers as well as a Senior Advisor with Deloitte Consulting where he helped to lead their respective global supply chain practices. Previously he served as the Managing Director for the Carlson Consulting Enterprise at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and was a Visiting Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management and Busch Executive-in-Residence at Loyola College in Baltimore.

He has also taught at the Richard Ivey School of Business (formerly the Western Business School) in Canada and at the University of Tennessee and the University of Virginia. He also served as the Program Director, Achieving Breakthrough Service (Canada), and has been a visiting faculty member at the Instituto Pan Americano de Alte Direcion de Empressa in Mexico City, the Instituto de Desarrollo Empresarial in Guayaquil, Ecuador and the Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung (Koblenz School of Corporate Management--Otto Beisheim Graduate School) in Germany.


He holds a Ph.D. from the Darden Graduate School of Business (University of Virginia) and an MBA from Boston University, an MA from the University of North Carolina, and an ME in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the Air Force Test Pilot School.