Patrick Penfield

Professor of Supply Chain Practice, Director, Executive Education
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  • Phone 315-443-3428
  • Department Executive Programs, Online Programs, Supply Chain Management
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Patrick Penfield is a Professor of Practice - Supply Chain Management and Director of Executive Education at the Whitman School of Management - Syracuse University. He has his Sustainable Resource Management and is Certified in Purchasing Management (CPM), Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) and Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM). He was voted Faculty of the Year at the Whitman School of Management in 2007 & 2018, selected for the prestigious Syracuse University Meredith Teaching award in 2009 and in 2015 received the Oberwager award for engagement with students. Penfield has over 15 years of industry experience in Supply Chain Management & Manufacturing working for such companies as the Raymond Corporation, Johnson & Johnson and Philips Electronics. Professor Penfield’s research focuses on Forestry, Natural Resource Management and Sustainability. Dr. Penfield has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS & ABC Evening News and has done several print media interviews with USA Today, Fox, CNN, Bloomberg, Time, Newsweek and several other trade magazines and news media outlets.
PhD, Sustainable Resource Management, SUNY ESF MBA, , LeMoyne College
He teaches a range of supply chain management courses and executive offerings, including personalized, on-demand supply chain management training for managers.
Professor Penfield is interested in helping practitioners bring their supply chain management activities into the 21st century. He was the vice president of operations for a local manufacturing company and has more than 15 years of experience in supply chain management, working with Johnson & Johnson, Philips Electronics, and The Raymond/Toyota Corporation.


  • Assessing the Adoption of Cross Laminated Timber by Architects and Structural Engineers within the United States

    2022 Germain, R., Smith, W., Stehman, S.

  • Sustainability: BNY Mellon’s LEED Certification Journey

    2015 Supply Chain Management Review, Britton, C.

  • How They Did it: Purchasing Competency Procurement Innovation at Molson Coors

    2015 Supply Chain Management Review, Walker, H.

  • Transformative Steps for Supply Chain Sustainability

    2014 Supply Chain Management Review,

  • Assessing the Supply Chain Efficiency of Hardwood Sawmills in New York State through Case Study Analysis and DEA Modeling

    2014 Forest Products Journal, Germain, R., Smith, W.

  • Recycling - Making it a Profitable Venture

    2011 Material Handling Industry of America,

  • Wise Council: What Should a Business Consider when Developing a Sustainability/Going Green Plan

    2010 CNY Business Exchange,56-57,

  • Advances and Trends in Green Technology

    2010 CNY Business Exchange,80-81,

  • The Potential Certified Wood Supply Chain Bottleneck and Its Impact on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Construction Projects in New York State

    2010 Forest Products Journal, Germain, R.

  • Debating Parts Standardization

    2010 eSide Supply Management,3,4,

  • The Six Sigma Solution

    2010 CNY Business Exchange,51-54,

  • The Potential Certified Wood Supply Chain Bottleneck and Its Impact on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Construction Projects in New York State

    2010 Forest Products Journal,60,2,114-118, Germain, R.

  • Ergonomics = Good Business Practices

    2010 Material Handling Industry of America,11,1,

  • Seven Steps to Implementing a Sustainable Supply Chain

    2009 On the Move, Material Handling Industry of America,10-11,

  • Life Cycle Management – A Competitive Advantage for Businesses

    2009 Material Handling Industry of America,10,1,

  • Visibility within the Supply Chain

    2008 Material Handling Industry of America,9,3,

  • Sustainable Supply Chains

    2008 e-Side, Inside Supply Management,1,5 ,

  • Sustainability Initiatives - Ways to Drive Down Costs While Helping the Environment

    2008 APICS magazine,

  • Sustainable Supply Chains: A Model

    2008 e-Side - Inside Supply Management,1,4 ,

  • How Local Manufacturers Can Survive a Recession

    2008 Central New York Magazine,

  • Reduce Costs Through Training

    2008 Inside Supply Management,

  • 2008 USA, an electronic journal for audiences around the world,

  • Global Shipping Within North America

    2008 Material Handling Industry of America,9,1,

  • The Three Avenues of Reducing Costs within the Supply Chain

    2007 Supply Chain Management Review,

  • Green Supply Chain

    2007 On the Move, Material Handling Industry of America,8,2,

  • Sustainability within the Supply Chain

    1925 Bureau of International Information Programs of the U.S. Department of State,” eJournal,

  • May 15, 2018

    Undergrad Professor of the Year(2007 & 2018)

  • Apr 30, 2015

    Oberwager Award

    Whitman School of Management
  • Apr 15, 2009

    Meredith Award

    Whitman School of Management
  • May 14, 2007

    Professor of the Year 2007

    Whitman School of Management