Wesley Boyce

Assistant Professor of Practice University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Wesley S. Boyce is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis in logistics and supply chain management from the University of Missouri–St. Louis in 2014 and his MBA from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. His research interests include a broad array of topics related to supply chain management, logistics, and transportation, with specific interest on supply chain relationships and external costs of logistics.

Prior to joining UNL, Dr. Boyce served as a faculty member of the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, the Breech School of Business Administration at Drury University, and the School of Business at Park University. Teaching interests include courses in operations management, logistics, supply chain management, and business analytics.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Secondary Emphasis in Marketing 2009 - 2014
Bachelor of Science, Concentration in Administrative Management 2003 - 2007
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing 2007 - 2008
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Enhancing Supply Chain Visibility and Efficiency Through Radio Communications

Wesley Boyce - November 29, 2023

While the logistics industry often gravitates toward cutting-edge technology, Wesley Boyce, an Assistant Professor of Practice in Supply Chain Management and Analytics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, brings to light the enduring significance of radio communication. In a world enthralled by digital innovation, he argues that the simplicity of radios could be their greatest strength in supply chain management.

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To Balance Customer Satisfaction And Reduce Try-And-Return Purchases, Retailers Need to Sell Consistent Sizing and Analyse Return Data

Wesley Boyce - October 30, 2023

In a significant policy reversal, fashion retailer H&M recently backtracked on instituting a small return fee on its UK customers who seek to return online purchases in-store. However, this fee still applies for items returned to the warehouse a move that aligns with industry practices.

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Truck Driver Waiting: A Lingering Problem

Wesley Boyce - September 15, 2023

Truck driver detention, or waiting, is a persistent problem that leads to various complications. This underutilization of a driver’s time leads to reduced income for both drivers and their firms.

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Assessing Performance and Risk in Complex Supply Chains and Tying Performance Measures to Strategic Concepts

Wesley Boyce - September 1, 2021

Tying measures to strategic concepts helps to show interrelationships among strategic goals and the trade-offs that can occur as particular strategies are employed to improve supply-chain performance. We find that more research is needed on how to assess competitive dynamics and opportunism within supply chains and to assess the costs and risks associated with international business activity.

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COVID-19 and the Changes in Daily Streaming Behavior of Consumers in the United States

Wesley Boyce - July 1, 2021

In this manuscript, streaming activity on Facebook Gaming, YouTube Gaming, Mixer, and Twitch is analyzed to discover changes in consumption. It is compared to school closures and stay-at-home orders in US states to better understand changes in social media platform utilization during the global pandemic. This helps to provide insights into user patterns that firms can consider in planning their future social media efforts.

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An Inquiry Into the Supplier Selection Decision From the Business-to-Consumer (B2C) Perspective

Wesley Boyce - November 1, 2018

The purpose of this paper is to provide insights into what selection criteria consumers find critical when making the supplier selection decision. Much research exists on the business-to-business (B2B) perspective, so this research seeks to investigate the business-to-consumer (B2C) viewpoint.

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