Dr. Erick Jones, Ph.D.has been elected as the President of IISB

Dr. Erick Jones, Ph.D.has been elected as the President of IISB (ISCEA International Standards Board)


Cleveland, Ohio, USA – On April 27, 2020, ISCEA announced that Dr. Erick C. Jones Sr., PhD.,as President effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Jones will be inaugurated during the fall 2020 IISB Board of Directors Meeting.


2020-2025 President-Elect Dr. Erick C. Jones Sr., PhD., CSSMBB, has been the Chair of the IISB Technology Committee and on the IISB Board of Directors since 2005. Dr. Jones is the George and Elizabeth Pickett Endowed Professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) at the University of Texas Arlington (UTA) and is the Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs in the College of Engineering. He has also served as a Program Director in the Engineering Directorate for Engineering Research Center Programs at the National Science Foundation.


Dr. Jones has been involved in Certification, Accreditation, and Innovation of Supply Chain Technology education for over 17 years. In addition to his strong academic background, he brings great industry experiences, ranging from engineering to executive positions. In those capacities, he utilized modern ERP software, leading-edge AI technologies, and redesigned Supply Chains for fortune 500 companies.


In the quality world, Dr. Jones has been coined by other ISCEA Fellows as the next”Deming,” due to his pioneering efforts at ISCEA in the Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt empowerment revolution. He used his in-depth knowledge and research in Quality Management, Lean and Six Sigma to re-envision the Yellow Belt by stripping the ideas of continuous improvement to basics, resulting in the ISCEA CLSSYB certification. This 1-day intense session has revolutionized the Quality and Lean Six Sigma world. In 2005, ISCEA became the first organization to offer CLSSYB certification.

In the Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) world, Dr. Jones is considered a pioneer in automated data capture in supply chain logistics through his work with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies. Dr. Jones started working with RFID in the early stages when most people did not know the meaning of the acronym and was prohibitively expensive. His research included activities involving RFID enable sponges inside the body during surgeries, vehicle toll tags, and integration within cloth and linens. His research was also used by NASA ISS which launched in 2009.



ISCEA’s mission is to provide total supply chain knowledge to manufacturing and service industry professionals through Education, Certification and Recognition. ISCEA is the developer of internationally recognized certification programs of Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM), Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), Certified HealthCare Supply Chain Analyst (CHSCA), Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP), Certified Lean Master (CLM), Certified Supply Chain Technology Professional (CSCTP), and others. ISCEA is the governing body for the Ptak Prize. ISCEA members hold mid to upper supply chain management positions in Global 2000 companies. The International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) was the first organization certifying supply chain professionals around the globe, and it remains the worldwide authoritative resource for supply chain career development with thousands of certificate holders commanding top-tier salaries. https://www.iscea.org





The IISB is the vehicle through which ISCEA maintains close ties with the industry and its most prominent leaders. IISB members hold top management positions in leading global, regional, and national companies. Admittance to this committee is by invitation only. ​The IISB Executives are renowned academic, business, and industry experts. The advisory board advises and assists ISCEA, Universities, and organizations by evaluating their programs. This serves the need of ISCEA and other organizations in providing advice pertaining to technological and subject matter changes to students, companies, and industry. https://www.iscea.org/iisb-executives


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