As a professor of Supply Chain Management and Sustainability, Dr. Omar Keith
Helferich has taught his students about the domains of risk
management, security, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility since
2003. While at CMU, he has developed an Enterprise Sustainability
course and multiple Executive MBA on-line courses.
Dr. Helferich has brought over 35 years of industry experience to the
classroom, including 5 years in environmental and industrial health and 30
years in supply chain and logistics consulting. During his career, Dr.
Helferich, has held high-ranking positions, such as Vice President of Integrated
Strategies Inc. and the Director of Michigan State University’s Supply Chain
Management Outreach Program.
As a member of the American Red Cross for 20 years and a
Rotary Club Member for 5 years, Dr. Helferich is a true humanitarian. He has spread his philanthropic nature by leading numerous classes to the Dominican Republic where they provide aid and service to those in need.
Dr. O. Keith Helferich will be retiring by the end of the summer. He has
spread the message of humanitarianism to Central Michigan University and it's students. Thank you Dr. Helferich for all that you do.
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Michigan
Master of Science, Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan
Master of Business Administration, Quantitative Methods, University of
Doctorate, Business Administration, Michigan State University
Dr. Helferich has given over 150 presentations on the application of technology to supply chain management. He has also co-authored three books including: Logistical Management 1983, Putting Expert Systems to Work in Logistics, CSCMP, 1990 and Securing the Supply Chain, CSCMP, 2002.
With over 35 years of consulting experience in supply chain management, Dr. Helferich has worked with over 150 organizations in the aerospace, automotive, chemical, computer, food, medical, and pharmaceutical industries. He has been apart of the American Red Cross Critical Response Team for 15 years and was apart of the disaster relief effort for Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Humanitarian Logistics at CMU
Dr. Keith Helfrich's MKT 599 Humanitarian Logistics class members Asia
Bennett, Tiffany Simpson, and Danielle Booms, joined SCMA members Stephen Dunn,
Craig Gorksi, and Victoria Schick to provide aid and service around La Romana,
The 2017 team provided materials and helped to fix a security
fence, cleaned a yard for a future sports area, and fixed playground
equipment for the children. The team was involved in various activities over
three days of our program with around 40 school children.
The team also installed 8 home water filters that will provide at least
50 poverty level people with clean water within the Batay's of local sugar cane
fields. The visiting medical clinics say that the clean water improves the
health of the children.