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Dr. Ednilson Bernardes, Ph.D. Joins ISCEA International Standards Board

Dr. Ednilson Bernardes, Ph.D. Joins ISCEA International Standards Board (IISB)

Beachwood, Ohio, USA – April 15th, 2020 – ISCEA announced that Ednilson Bernardes, Ph.D. , Professor, Supply Chain Management and Program Coordinator, Global Supply Chain Management at John Chambers College of Business & Economics, West Virginia University (USA) is appointed to ISCEA International Standards Board for a five year term.

Dr. Bernardes holds a technical degree in Aeronautics, a Bachelor’s degree in Management with emphasis in operations, a Master’s degree with emphasis in operations, innovation and technology management, and a Ph.D. degree from the Supply Chain and Operations Management Department of the University of Minnesota. He started his career with the Brazilian Air Force, where he worked on the execution side as an air crew member, and on the planning side of logistics and air transportation at the operational level. His responsibilities included inventory management, scheduling, project management, relationship with internal suppliers, and air crew training.

Dr. Bernardes experience in the air transportation and aerospace sectors has had an enduring impact on his career and interests. It was the foundation for his doctoral research, which examined strategic sourcing and social capital, and his continued interest in engagements that are multidisciplinary in nature or that requires systems thinking. His current research interest addresses innovation, coordination and competitive dynamics on supply network systems. His work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Logistics, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Research, and World Business Review, among others.

His experience while working for the world’s third largest aircraft manufacturer enabled him to observe the dynamics and some of the challenges and opportunities surrounding global supply network interactions and operations first hand. Hired under the Young Talent Initiative, a fast track program aimed at training and developing selected employees to ascend to critical leadership roles, he experienced or was exposed to many aspects of global supply chain design and operation, from product development, to global strategic sourcing, product certification, quality, manufacturing, and delivery. This experience further honed his capacity to work on multifunctional teams from his earlier years with the Air Force and his ability to bring a systemic view to planning and decision-making. It also further sparked his interest on innovation and improvement.

He has received various awards and recognitions on research, teaching, and service, from the Academy of Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals – Minneapolis Chapter, among others. He has taught, advised students, and developed curriculum at the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels, and has experience assessing and leading academic program development. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Supply Chain Management and Journal of Business Logistics. He also serves on the Board of the Operations Management Division of the Academy of Management, and on the leadership staff of a Civil Air Patrol unit in West Virginia.

Education • Ph.D., Management, University of Minnesota • M.S., Innovation & Technology Management, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul • B.B.A., Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul • A.A.S., Aeronautics, Air Force Technical College, Brazil


ISCEA's mission is to provide total supply chain knowledge to manufacturing and service industry professionals through Education, Certification and Recognition. ISCEA is the developer of internationally recognized certification programs of Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM), Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), Certified HealthCare Supply Chain Analyst (CHSCA), Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP), Certified Lean Master (CLM), Certified Supply Chain Technology Professional (CSCTP), and others. ISCEA is the governing body for the Ptak Prize. ISCEA members hold mid to upper supply chain management positions in Global 2000 companies. The International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) was the first organization certifying supply chain professionals around the globe, and it remains the worldwide authoritative resource for supply chain career development with thousands of certificate holders commanding top-tier salaries.


The IISB is the vehicle through which ISCEA maintains close ties with the industry and its most prominent leaders. IISB members hold top management positions in leading global, regional, and national companies. Admittance to this committee is by invitation only. ​The IISB Executives are renowned academic, business, and industry experts. The advisory board advises and assists ISCEA, Universities, and organizations by evaluating their programs. This serves the need of ISCEA and other organizations in providing advice pertaining to technological and subject matter changes to students, companies, and industry.

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