Simon Croom

Simon Croom
Phone: (619) 260-2791
Office: Alcala Park West - Coronado 211

Professor of Supply Chain Management
School of Business Liaison

  • PhD, University of Warwick, Strategic Management, Innovation and Supply Chain Management
  • MS (with distinction), University of Liverpool, Psychology
  • MS, University of Warwick, Management Science and Operational Research
  • PgDip, Coventry University, Modern Historical and Political Studies
  • BA, Lanchester Polytechnic, Honours Degree in Business Studies

Simon Croom, professor of supply chain management, is one of the most cited academic authors in the field. He joined the University of San Diego School of Business in 2005 as executive director of the Supply Chain Management Institute and academic director for the Master's in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM) program. In this capacity, he oversaw the growth of supply chain management in the School and the attainment of the first national rankings and recognition for the MSSCM. He is a visiting professor in supply chain management at Cranfield University, UK and Associate Fellow at the University of Warwick.

He has served as an advisor on e-procurement to the UK Government and has delivered keynote talks around the world on supply chain management, strategic improvement, and more recently on disordered personality in executives.

Prior to academia, he was a buyer for Jaguar Cars in the United Kingdom, transitioning into senior supply chain management before starting and running his own retail businesses for over 10 years.

Areas of Expertise

Supply Chain Management, World Class Strategy, Sustainable and Responsible Supply Chain Operations, Psychopathy in Executives


  • USD Distinguished University Professor, 2014

Selected Publications

  • Fritzon, K., Bailey, C., Croom, S., Brooks, N. (2016) Problem personalities in the workplace: Development of the Corporate Personality Inventory, CRC Press, 157-184.
  • Vidal, N., Croom, S. (2018) Integrating Sustainable Practices Within Supply Chain Management: A Systems Perspective, Bioproducts Business.
  • Croom, S., Vidal, N., Spetic , W., Marshall, D., McCarty, L. (2018) Impact of Social Sustainability Orientation on Operational Outcomes., International Journal of Operations & Production Management.
  • Croom, S., Svetina, M., Betts, A. (2017) Does customer or competitor performance drive operations prioritisation?, Production Planning & Control, 28(1), 2-16.
  • Lu, D., Betts, A., Croom, S. Re-investigating Business Excellence: values, measures and a framework, Total Quality Management and Business Excellence .
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Office Hours

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9/01 - 12/10 T TH F 10:00 am - 3:00 pmTBD - Zoom