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Barry E. Prentice

Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Manitoba

Dr. Barry E. Prentice is a Professor of Supply Chain Management, at the I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba and a charter member of the Transport Institute. His major research and teaching interests include logistics, transportation economics, and trade policy. Dr. Prentice holds degrees from Western University (1973), University of Guelph (1979) and University of Manitoba (1986). Dr. Prentice has authored or co-authored more than 300 research reports, journal articles and contributions to books. His popular textbox, Concepts of Transport Economics, is in publication. Through scholarly works, he has been recognized for excellence in national paper competitions and awards. Dr. Prentice was instrumental in founding a new Department of Supply Chain Management (SCM) at the I. H. Asper School of Business. In the fall of 2003, a major in transportation and supply chain management was formed within in the B.Comm. (Hons.) program. In 2009, Dr. Prentice was made an Honourary Life Member of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum.


  • –present
    Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Manitoba


  • 1986 
    University of Manitoba, PhD / Agricultural Economics


People’s Choice, CanInfra Challenge Award “Electric Airship Transportation System” 2018 Life-time Member, Canadian Transportation Research Forum 2009 Canadian Institute for Traffic and Transportation Honourary President 2000-02 University of Manitoba Outreach Awards 1999 and 2003 National Transportation Week Manitoba Transportation Person of the Year 1999