Mellie Pullman is a professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and is currently a visiting professor at University of Groningen in the Netherlands. In this episode, we dive into a range of Mellie’s research interests, from social enterprise supply chains in food and beverage businesses to supply chain management of the emergent US cannabis market.
Mellie Pullman is a professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Since 1997, she has held previous appointments at Cardiff University, Cornell University, London Business School, Colorado State University, Southern Methodist University, University of Utah and is currently a visiting professor at University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Professor Pullman’s major research interests include social impact supply chains, sustainability and supply chain management, food and beverage supply chains, impacts of regulatory turbulence on supply chains, and experiential service design. Currently, she is researching supply chains and UN sustainable development biodiversity goals, social enterprise supply chains in food and beverage businesses, sustainability competitive dynamics, and supply chain management in the emergent US cannabis market.
Mellie was the first woman brewer in the US craft brewery movement and started Wasatch Brewery in Park City Utah. She has also started a drought tolerant landscape company to put herself through graduate school as well as an online education company for creating specialty industry programs such as Business Skills for the Welsh Craft Brewers. She has served on numerous non-profit boards related to food policy, public health, the environment, wildlife and literary skills in rural Oregon.
She works with many regional sustainability-focused food and beverage producers, distributors, and retailers. She is the author of multiple books and cases including Craft Beverage Business Management, Food Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Restaurant Design, and Service Operations, And she has published in top journals such as Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences Journal, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Service Research, Journal of Service Management, and many others.
Work Integration Social Enterprise (WISE)
Mescladis social enterprise (Barcelona)
Food Supply Management, 2nd Edition (Madeleine Pullman and Zhaohul Wu)
Faculty research: Why some cannabis businesses succeed and others fail (Madeleine Pullman)
Mellie Pullman's Google Scholar page