Pettis Kent

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Office #:  Schreiber 416

Phone: 312.915.6637

Email: pkent@luc.edu


Before entering academia, Dr. Kent enjoyed a 12-year career developing and managing supply chains throughout North America, Europe, and Asia for the Procter & Gamble Company. He leverages this experience in the way he teaches and conducts research.

His first paper, "Production Process Moves: Template Use and the Need to Adapt," was recently accepted into the Production and Operations Management (POM) Journal. He has also been invited to present research to corporate managers from Cargill and other top firms.


  • PhD, Business Administration, Supply Chain and Operations, University of Minnesota, December 2017
  • MBA, Supply Chain Management, Florida A&M University, May 2000
  • BS, Marketing, Florida A&M University, May 1998

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Behavioral Operations
  • Knowledge Management
  • Role of Standardization in Operations

Courses Taught

  • SCMG 338 - Logistics in Global Economy
  • SCMG 340 - Supply Chain Management II
  • SCMG 341 - Quality Management and Continuous Improvement
  • SCMG 383 - Management of Service Operations
  • SCMG 483 - Management of Service Operations
  • SCMG 487 - Purchasing Management

Selected Publications

Referred Articles

Kent, P., E. Siemsen. "Production Process Moves: Template Use and the Need to Adapt". Production and Operations Management (2017)