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Brent  Williams

Brent  D.  Williams

Assistant Professor

Department of Supply Chain Management
Office: WCOB475C
(479) 575-2477



  • BA, Lyon College, Economics, 5/1998
  • MTLM, University of Arkansas, Logistics, 12/2005
  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Business Admin. Logistics, 8/2008

Research Interests

  • Dr. Williams' research program focuses on the integration of the logistics and supply chain processes of major retailers and their suppliers. In particular, Dr. Williams researches how retail information, such as point-of-sale (POS) and radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled electronic product code (EPC) information, may be utilized by retailers and suppliers to create value through improved logistics and supply chain processes.

Teaching Interests


Brent D. Williams, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management. His research program focuses on retail supply chain management.
Travis Tokar, John Aloysius, Matthew Waller, Brent Williams, (2014). Bracing for Demand Shocks: An Experimental Investigation,Journal of Operations Management, 32 (4): 205-216
Brent Williams, Matthew Waller, Sanjay Ahire, Gary Ferrier, (in press). Predicting Retailer Orders with POS and Order Data: The Inventory Balance Effect, European Journal of Operational Research
Brent Williams, Joseph Roe, Travis Tokar, Morgan Swink, (in press). Leveraging Supply Chain Visibility for Responsiveness: The Moderating Role of Internal Integration, Journal of Operations Management
Cuneyt Eroglu, Brent Williams, Matthew Waller, (2013). The Backroom Effect in Retail Operations,Production and Operations Management, 22 (4): 915-923
Christian Hofer, Yao Jin, Rodger Swanson, Matthew Waller, Brent Williams, (2012). The Impact of Key Retail Accounts on Supplier Performance: A Collaborative Perspective of Resource Dependency Theory,Journal of Retailing, 88 (3): 412-420
Travis Tokar, John Aloysius, Matthew Waller, Brent Williams, (2011). Retail Promotions and Information Sharing in the Supply Chain: A Controlled Experiment,International Journal of Logistics Management, 22: 5-25
Wesley Randall, Clifford Defee, Brian Gibson, Brent Williams, (in press). Retail Supply Chain Management: Key Priorities and Practices, International Journal of Logistics Management
Rodney Thomas, Clifford Defee, Wesley Randall, Brent Williams, (2011). Assessing the Managerial Relevance of Contemporary Supply Chain Management Research,International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistic Management, 41 (7): 655-667
Cuneyt Eroglu, Brent Williams, Matthew Waller, (in press). Consumer-driven retail operations: The moderating effects of consumer demand and case pack quantity, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistic Management
Brent Williams, Matthew Waller, (2011). Top-down vs. Bottom-up Demand Forecasts: The Value of Shared Point-of-sale in the Retail Supply Chain,Journal of Business Logistics, 32 (1)
Clifford Defee, Brent Williams, Wesley Randall, Rodney Thomas, (2010). An Inventory of Theory in Logistics and SCM Research,International Journal of Logistics Management, 21 (3): 404-489
Brent Williams, Matthew Waller, (2010). Creating Order Forecasts: POS and Order History?,Journal of Business Logistics, 31 (2)
Brent Williams, Matthew Waller, (in press). Estimating a Retailer's Base Stock Level: An Optimal Distribution Center Order Forecast Policy, Journal of Operations Research Society
Matthew Waller, Brent Williams, Andrea Tangari, Scot Burton, (2010). Marketing at the Retail Shelf: An Examination of Moderating Effects of Logistics on SKU Market Share,Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, 38 (spring): 105-117
Brent Williams, Travis Tokar, (2008). A Review of Inventory Management Research in Major Logistics Journals: Themes and Future Directions,International Journal of Logistics Management, 19 (2): 212-232
Matthew Waller, Brent Williams, Cuneyt Eroglu, (2008). Hidden Effects of Variable Order Review Intervals in Inventory Control,International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistic Management, 38 (3): 244-258
Matthew Waller, Andrea Tangari, Brent Williams, (2008). Case Pack Quantity's Effect on Retail Market Share: An Examination of the Backroom Logistics Effect and the Fill Rate Effect,International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistic Management, 38 (6): 436-451
Department of Supply Chain Management
Business Building 475
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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