Steve DeNunzio

Senior Lecturer
Academic Director - Working Professional MBA (WPMBA) Program

Marketing & Logistics


Steve DeNunzio is a Senior Lecturer, ENGIE-Axium Max M. Fisher College of Business Distinguished Teaching Fellow, former Academic Director of the Master’s in Business Logistics Engineering (MBLE) program, and current Academic Director of the Working Professional MBA (WPMBA) program at The Ohio State University.  Steve is a graduate of Purdue University and the University of Cincinnati.

Prior to joining academia, Steve enjoyed a long career in retail including stints at retailers Designer Brands (DSW), Bob Evans Farms, and Lululemon Athletica.  He’s also done extensive consulting work and is Principal at Milestone 112, a boutique supply chain management consultancy.

Steve is an experienced keynote, conference session and panel speaker, and industry contributor for the media.  He’s appeared on CBS & NPR and in numerous newspaper & magazine outlets.  Steve is also the author of the book “Fundamentals of Supply Chain Technology” and a contributing author to “Management: A Modern Perspective”. 

He’s a member of multiple professional organizations, including The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM, formerly APICS), The Project Management Institute (PMI, where he’s a certified PMP), and the American Society for Quality (ASQ).


Areas of Expertise

Ethics and Leadership
  • Leadership
Information Technology
  • Information Technology
Logistics/Supply Chain Management
  • Distribution Systems
  • Lean and Agile Supply Chain Strategies
  • Transportation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Vendor Relations
  • Logistics
  • Project Management - Logistics Systems
  • Supply Chain Integration
  • Organizational Change


DeNunzio holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Purdue University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Cincinnati. He is also a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.


Fundamentals of Supply Chain Technology (ISBN 978-1-77330-064-1)

Management: A Modern Perspective (ISBN 978-1-77330-120-4)


BUSML 4387 - Lean Logistics
Examines using Lean tools and insights to remove bottlenecks and impediments to efficient, effective logistics, resulting in reduced logistics costs and improved service. Prereq: 3380, and AcctMIS 2200 and 2300, and BusOBA 2320 and 2321, and BusMHR 2292.
BUSML 4388 - Logistics Execution II
This course will equip students with warehouse management skills, including facility layout, financial analysis, and labor relations. There will also be an additional focus on carrier operations, transportation pricing, and third-party service providers. Prereq: 4381 or 5381.
BUSML 4381 - Logistics Execution I
Issues and strategies in transportation and warehouse management and policy, including modes of transportation, capacity management and carrier management. Emphasis also on warehouse productivity and operations. Prereq: 3380, and AcctMIS 2200, 2300, and BusOBA 2320, 2321; and BusMHR 2291 or 2292. Not open to students with credit for 5381.
BUSML 7387 - Lean Logistics
Examines using Lean tools and insights to remove bottlenecks and impediments to efficient, effective logistics, resulting in reduced logistics costs and improved service.
BUSML 7386 - Supply Chain Technology
Focuses on the strategic and operational use of supply chain technologies and software, and the opportunities and challenges of digital transformations (including blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotics). The objective of the class is to provide a strong knowledge and understanding of the technology used in supply chain management.
BUSML 7380 - Strategic Logistics Management
Develop an understanding of key drivers of logistics performance and their inter-relationships with strategy and other functional areas. Focus on developing analytic, problem-solving, and cost trade-off management skills. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA, MBLE, or MAcc.