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Matt Shatzkin, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Email: matthew.shatzkin@ndsu.edu

Matt Shatzkin began as adjunct faculty in 2018. To date, he has taught TL 723, Advanced Supply Chain Planning and TL 729, Adaptive Planning in Logistics Systems. He has been a U.S. Army logistics practitioner for 27 years, achieving the rank of Colonel and earning his Ph.D. in transportation and logistics from North Dakota State University. He is the author of the book, "Understanding the Complexity of Emergency Supply Chains." He has planned and executed supply chains in support of three no-notice contingencies: Operation Iraqi Freedom 1.5 in 2003, Joint Task Force Katrina in 2005, and Operation Unified Response in 2010. Recently, he led an Army War College Integrated Research Project for the Army G4 on the Army's ability to effectively implement lessons learned from supporting expeditionary maneuver. He has published several articles for Military Review and Army Sustainment Magazine, along with videos and commentary on his Warrior Logistician Facebook page. He is a guest contributor to the "Supply Chain Matters" blog. He has taught several classes on supply chain management for the U.S. Army War College and presented research findings at several forums, to include the Army Leader Exchange (ALx), Army Operations Research Symposium (AORS) and the National Defense University.

Research Interests

  • Emergency supply chains (military expedition, disaster relief)
  • Supply chain disruption, risk and resiliency assessments
  • Adaptive supply chain planning and modeling
  • Supply chain optimization

Recent Research Activities/Major Programs of Activity

  • Research lead, Effectively implementing lessons learned on supporting expeditionary maneuver, a U.S. Army War College Integrated Research Project in Support of the Army G4, April 2018.
  • Author, "Understanding the Complexity of Emergency Supply Chains", published by Business Expert Press, April 2017.


  • 2018-Present, Adjunct Faculty, Transportation and Logistics, North Dakota State University
  • 2015-2018, Director, U.S. Army War College Human Dimension; instructor for Fundamentals in Supply Chain Management elective
  • 2014-2015, Commandant and Military Deputy, Army Logistics University
  • 2013-2014, Special Assistant to the Commanding General, Combined Support Command
  • 2012-2013, Chairman, Applied Logistics Studies Department, Army Logistics University
  • 2008-2010, Commander, 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division
  • 1990-2006, Army Multifunctional Logistics Officer


  • Ph.D., Transportation and Logistics, North Dakota State University, 2014
  • M.A., Procurement and Acquisition Management, Webster University, 2003
  • B.S., Psychology, Trinity University, 1990

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
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