Lori Sisk

Lori Sisk


Assistant Professor of Teaching in Global Supply Chain Management






Mike Ilitch School of Business
2771 Woodward Avenue
Room 280
Detroit, MI 48201

Academic Programs

  • Global supply chain management

Lori Sisk


Lori Sisk is a Supply Chain Assistant Professor of Teaching at Wayne State University. She has over 28 years of experience in Supply Management in industry and as a consultant. Lori has her C.P.S.M. and holds an MBA and a BSBA with a major in Procurement from BGSU.

In addition to her role as an Assistant Professor of Teaching, she is the Advisor to the GSCMA (Global Supply Chain Management (Student) Organization), WCG (Warrior Consulting Group (Student) Organization, Supply Chain Advisory Council Co-Leader, Program Coordinator of WSU/AIAG Supply Chain Certificate Program, AIAG SC Steering Committee member, Career Coach, and a member of several committees. She has been awarded “Inspirational Teacher of the Year Award” and the Service Award in 2019 by Wayne State and in 2018, awarded “Teacher of the Year Award” by the Denver Transportation Club.

She is very active in her community as Vice-President of Kiwanis of Troy which provides support to the Key Clubs at the local high schools and improves children’s lives one community at a time. She is also a member of Troy Foundation of Educational Excellence (TFEE) which provides support to the Troy School District, Troy Women’s Association (TWA) which provides money and services to the Troy Community, Troy Chamber of Commerce and Detroit Chamber of Commerce. She is also a former PTO President and Girl Scout Troop Leader.

As a Lori has been a member of ISM (Institute of Supply Management) for 30 years. She has been active at the National, Regional and for the SE Michigan chapter; she is currently a Director and was President in 1999 and 2018. She is also currently on the Education Committee at the National level. Lori was awarded the Leadership District Person of the Year and the Public Relations District Person of the Year in the past.

In her free time, Lori mostly enjoys spending time with her 16 year old daughter, Elena, family, friends, and her dogs.


MBA, Bowling Green State University

CPSM - Institute of Supply Management 

Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, Delphi Corporation 

BSBA, Bowling Green State University

Research and teaching interests


I love to teach through experiential learning purchasing and supply chain. I am very passionate about sharing my over 25 years of experience with the students. I focus on bringing current problems that companies are facing for students to solve.


Applied Research that will assist executives to make better supply chain decisions.


  • Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Procurement, 2021, “After a Crisis: Operational Restart and Contingency Planning in Manufacturing”
  • Supply Chain and Logistics – Greece, October 2009 “Global Strategic Sourcing”
  • APICS Magazine, October 2007 “Beyond Piece Price”
  • NAPM Purchasing Today (NAPM (now ISM) National Magazine) May, 1999 “At the Drawing Board”


  • Presenter of AIAG/WSU Automotive Supply Chain Certificate Program (2013-current)
  • Developed and presented purchasing and supply chain material (such as Reverse Globalization, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Development, Risk Management, Networking, COVID19 Impacts,etc.)
  • Conference/Programs include AIAG Certification Program, ISM International Conferences, APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) Conference in South Africa, PanHellenic Purchasing Institute Conference in Greece, ISM Satellite Seminar, APICS International Conference, PMAC (Purchasing Management Association of Canada) Conference, and ISM SE Michigan seminars
  • Trained over 200 CGE&Y colleagues in strategic sourcing, eRFX, auction strategies and tools
  • Trained over 400 users in auction strategy and tools at multiple global automotive OEMs
  • Designed and facilitated workshops in order to increase awareness across an aerospace multi-billion dollar business, train the extended team members, and develop quick cost reduction within an aerospace company
  • Co-taught a 2 week new hire class which incorporated methodology, structured thinking, and case studies
  • Developed a supplier workshop for over 50 suppliers to learn the JIT approach


  • Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Service Award (2020)
  • Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business Inspirational Teacher Award (2019)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Denver Transportation Club (2018)
  • Troy Volunteer Year of the Year Award nominated by Troy Kiwanis Club (2020)
  • ISM (Institute of Supply Management) Leadership District Person of the Year/ISM Public Relations District Person of the Year

Courses taught by Lori Sisk

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Spring-Summer Term 2024 (current)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022