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Arnold Maltz

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Associate Professor
Emeritus Professor

Arnold Maltz is an associate professor in the W. P. Carey School of Business and affiliate faculty member with the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. He joined ASU in 1997. His previous appointments included New Mexico State University and The Ohio State University.

Since 1991, Professor Maltz has taught and done research in transportation, logistics, and operations.  He has been particularly active in logistics outsourcing and third party logistics studies where his work has won national awards.  

In the commercial sector, his primary responsibilities included cost analysis, forecasting, budgeting, and operations analysis of corporate distribution systems and he has provided consultations for industry leading multinational corporations, including Accenture, Unified Grocers, Innovative Brands, and the Yuma Port Authority, as well as with an association of suppliers to the oil and gas industry in New Mexico. 

  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University 1992 
  • M.S. Northwestern University 1977 
  • M.A. University of California-Santa Barbara 1971 
  • B.S. Trinity College, 1969

Current Projects

  • Maltz, Arnold. "Borders: Implications for Supply Chain Management," to be submitted to Journal of Buisness Logistics.
  • Oke, Adegoke, Maltz, Arnold, Christiansen, Poul Erik "The Changing Face of Global Sourcing: Where do we go from here," Strategic Outsourcing
  • Maltz, Arnold, "Fitting Emerging Countries into Global Supply Chains," to be submitted to Journal of Business Logistics.

Representative Publications

  • Carranza, Octavio, and Arnold Maltz, "Understanding the Financial Consequences of the Bullwhip Effect in a Multi-Echelon Supply Chain," Journal of Business Logistics, forthcoming.
  • Carter, Joseph, Arnold Maltz, Tingting Yan, and Elliot Maltz, "'Purchasing Managers' Perceptions of Low Cost Countries and Geographies: A Perceptual Mapping Approach," International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 2009.
  • Rabinovich, Elliot, Arnold Maltz, and Rajiv Sinha, "Assessing Markups, Service Quality, and Product Attributes in Music CDs' Internet Retailing," Production and Operations Management, 2008. 
  • Ashenbaum, Bryan, Arnold Maltz, and Elliot Rabinovich, "Studies of Trends in Third-Party Logistics Usage: What Can We Conclude," Transportation Journal, Vol. 44, No. 3, Summer 2005, pp. 39-51.
Research Activity: 
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 542Lgstc, Glob, & Econ Developmnt
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 445Advanced Logistics Management
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 542Lgstc, Glob, & Econ Developmnt
Honors / Awards: 

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
Decision Analysis Society Practice Award with Craig Kirkwood and Matthew Slaven, 2004; Anbar Citation of Excellence for Customer Service in the Distributor Channel: Empirical Findings; E. Grosvenor Plowman Award for Best Paper, Transportation and Logistics Educators Conference, 1994.

Professional Associations: 

Professional Leadership
Director, Annual Doctoral Students Consortium, Council of Logistics Management, Philadelphia, 2004; Reviewer: Journal of Operations Management, 2006; Journal of Buisness Logistics, 2003, 2004, 2006; International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 2004.

Work History: 

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Manager of Distribution Finance and Services, Ross Laboratories, 1982-1988; Assistant Vice-President, Systems and Planning, Commercial Lovelace Motor Freight, 1979-1982; Operations Analyst, Preston Trucking Company, 1979.