Noel P. Greis, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Logistics and Digital Strategy
Co-director, UNC-Tsinghua Center for Logistics and Enterprise Development
Areas of Expertise:
Aerospace, automotive, defense,
electronics industries •
Emerging-market operations •
Global operations strategy •
Intelligent systems design and
decision support •
Logistics and economic
New technology adoption and
Supply chain and logistics •
Supply chain security
Noel P. Greis directs the Center for Logistics and Digital Strategy at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and is co-director of the UNC-Tsinghua Center for Logistics and Enterprise Development. She is an expert in global logistics and supply chain management and has won numerous awards for her research on logistics, global operations strategy, technology management, and technology commercialization.
Her recent work targets logistics and sourcing in emerging markets around the world, including offshoring and outsourcing issues. Greis currently is partnering with Tsinghua University in Beijing to address issues of U.S.-China trade and is co-director of the UNC-Tsinghua Center for Logistics and Economic Development.
She is co-founder of the Global Logistics Research Initiative (GLORI), a consortium of thirteen universities conducting applied logistics research. GLORI projects focus on developing and implementing Internet-based tools to better manage the complexity of the logistics environment. She is also the co-founder and coordinator of the North Carolina Consortium for Logistics Education (NCCLE), a consortium of four-year and two-year institutions across North Carolina developing educational programs for logistics education.
The center's Intelligent Systems Lab helps companies leverage digital technology, especially intelligent software and radio-frequency identification, to redesign their business processes and operations to be more effective and more profitable. The center helps state, federal, and foreign governments develop transportation infrastructures to prepare for future business needs.
Greis holds master's and doctoral degrees in engineering from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Brown University.