International manufacturing practices, planning and control systems, and strategy are among Clay Whybark's areas of expertise.
He received a DBA Honoris Causa from Corvinus University in Budapest in 2010 in recognition of his scholarship, international involvement and service to the university. He has been a regular visitor to Corvinus (then Karl Marx University) since the 1980s and served on its international advisory board. He has held positions at universities in New Zealand, Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, Peru, Chile and the United States. He has taught in executive programs and presented seminars, some in Spanish, throughout the world.
Dr. Whybark has written over 300 papers and business cases (two of which won European POM case-of-the-year awards) in the areas of operations and logistics management, Dr. Whybark also is the author of several books, including Why ERP? Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems and Global Manufacturing Practices.
He is academic advisor for the Institute for Defense & Business. He is founding director of the Global Manufacturing Research Group, which is dedicated to international field research. He received the Distinguished Service Award of the Decision Sciences Institute, of which he is a fellow and past president. He is a fellow of the International Pan Pacific Business Association, which awarded him the Distinguished Global Leadership Award. He is a fellow and immediate past president of the International Society for Inventory Research.
Dr. Whybark had industrial experience with the Boeing Company and Douglas Aircraft. He has consulted with corporate and governmental organizations in many parts of the world.
He received his PhD from Stanford University, MBA from Cornell University and BS in aeronautical engineering from the University of Washington.