John Bartholdi

Manhattan Associates/Dabbiere Chair
Co-Executive Director of the Georgia Tech Logistics Innovation & Research Center, Panama
Industrial & Systems Engineering

John Bartholdi is the Director of Global Research at The Supply Chain and Logistics Institute and holds the Manhattan Associates/Dabbiere Chair in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.

Dr. Bartholdi teaches supply chain issues, primarily warehousing, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and in SCL's professional education program. His research centers on problems in warehousing and distribution, but he reserves some time to pursue wider-ranging interests, including public transit systemsstructural mechanicsvotinggeographycomputer science and biology. He is co-author of the book Warehouse & Distribution Science. He is also a founder of the Wine Supply Chain Council. Dr. Bartholdi was named a "Presidential Young Investigator" by the National Science Foundation for 1984-1989. His research work has been supported by the Defense Logistics Agency, the Office of Naval Research, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, among others.

Dr. Bartholdi graduated in 1968 with a B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Florida and then served two tours of duty in southeast Asia as a paratrooper in a Naval Special Warfare unit. He returned to the University of Florida to complete the Ph.D. program in operations research in 1977 and later served on the faculties at the University of Michigan, the Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering, and the National University of Singapore.