Tacoma, United States
Udbye is a Global Trade and Supply Chain Executive with 25 years of experience from private companies and trade organizations, both in the U.S., Europe and Asia. His doctorate is in Systems Science and Supply Chain Management. The topic of his Ph.D. dissertation was “Supply Chain Risk Management in India” and his research interests include supply chain efficiencies and resilience. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Business and Leadership at University of Puget Sound, where he teaches courses in supply chain management, financial accounting and global business strategy. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in supply chain management at the University of Washington and Pacific Lutheran University, both in Tacoma. His professional certifications include Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Udbye is bilingual (Norwegian and English). He has extensive cross-functional skills, including global logistics, sourcing and procurement. Following a management career in international distribution and maritime transportation, Udbye was the Executive Director of the World Trade Center Tacoma from 2001 through 2007. In 2008, he moved into academia and business consulting. In 2009, he organized an official Washington State trade mission to India.
Current Professional and Civic Activities:
Udbye, currently Assistant Professor in the School of Business and Leadership at University of Puget Sound, is a board member or active member of several organizations, including the World Affairs Council of Tacoma, the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the Transportation Club of Tacoma, and the Washington State District Export Council. Udbye rows competitively at the Masters’ level.
- BBA, Marketing & Economics, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma
- MBA, University of Washington, Seattle
- Ph.D., Portland State University, Portland, OR