Steven Carnovale

Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management Florida Atlantic University - College of Business

Dr. Carnovale is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. He has previously held positions at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Portland State University. Specializing in interfirm networks, risk management, and global sourcing, Dr. Carnovale's research has been published in numerous journals. Before academia, he co-founded a marketing strategy firm and worked in various roles in the IT and marketing sectors.

Ph. D, Supply Chain Management & Marketing Science 2010 - 2014
B.S, Management & Global Business 2006 - 2010
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Recent Posts

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Returns Cost Retailers Billions. Making Them Even Easier for Customers Will Turn Returns into Revenue.

Steven Carnovale - October 3, 2023

Recently, fashion retailer H&M began charging its UK customers a small fee for returning online purchases in-store and then hurriedly backtracked on this strategy. Meanwhile, the National Retail Federation found that returns resulted in $816 billion in lost sales for retailers in the United States last year.

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Chipotle is Expanding Into Rural Communities. It’ll Need to Reevaluate its Fresh Food Supply Chain.

Steven Carnovale - July 21, 2023

Supply chain issues are far from over but Chipotle is expanding into a new market that could heavily impact their fresh food supply. The company recently announced its new expansion strategy to open in smaller towns, but some issues can arise beyond its control.

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Guardians of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century: The Global Supply Chain Industry

Steven Carnovale - April 30, 2022

The length and complexity, the number of geographically distributed firms, as well as the number of products that modern supply chains are tasked with delivering to consumers have grown exponentially over the past several decades. Regional supply chains have transformed into global ones with intellectual property and related proprietary information being dispersed across firms’ extended enterprises.

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The Predictive Value of the Logistics Managers’ Index

Steven Carnovale - October 1, 2019

The Logistics Managers Index (LMI) is a monthly metric of logistics activity in the United States, as measured by a survey of supply chain professionals. Over the past 3 years, a group of supply chain researchers, in conjunction with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Supply Chain Quarterly, and DC Velocity have been periodically collecting, calculating, and publishing the results of LMI.

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Broadening the Perspective of Supply Chain Finance: The Performance Impacts of Network Power and Cohesion

Steven Carnovale - March 22, 2019

Because firms do not operate in isolation, they are bound by the structure of the networks in which they are embedded. This structure has implications on a firm's ability to access resources and utilize them to their advantage. We consider two critical components of this network structure: network power and network cohesion. Both of these network structures can be critical determinants of firm financial success. Yet, to date the extant research has not yet considered the role of network relations in the context of Supply Chain Finance (SCF).

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