Emeritus Professor of Operations Ronald Herman Ballou passes away

Ronald Herman Ballou, professor emeritus of operations, passed away peacefully on March 19 in Solon, Ohio. Ballou treasured his 46 years at Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, where he taught supply chain management. 

Ronald Herman Ballou

Over the course of his career, Ballou spent many years at Northwestern University and Michigan State University. He was a consultant in the area of logistics and supply chain management to many national firms and author of several business logistics textbooks. His legacy will live on through the many students, fellow faculty and family members he influenced during his career.

Outside of his scholarly work, Ballou was a devoted fisherman and amateur photographer.

He is the husband of Carolyn; father of Kevin (Jill) and Brian (Kathleen); grandfather of Brittany, Justin, Heather and Ryan; great-grandfather of Nolan and Avery; brother of Gary Ballou and James Wyatt.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of the Western Reserve.