Priorities and Activities
- Research: In conjunction with the opportunities and areas of focus listed above, the Center will conduct research analyzing the most common issues faced by industry.
- Education: Considering the dynamic nature of the supply chain field, the Center will facilitate the development of skills. Learning opportunities will include classroom sessions, seminars, workshops, industry visits, symposiums, and certain informal events.
- Outreach: The Center will develop and host programming and activities to encourage direct interaction with wholesalers, distributors, service providers, manufacturers, and retailers.
The Center concentrates its research activities in the following core areas which is the foundation of a modern and agile supply and value chain:
- Supply Chain Collaboration Research
- Supply Chain Technology
- Supply Chain Metrics
- Understanding Lean Implementation in Supply Chain
The Center has a faculty with deep experience across all major components of the global supply chain. The faculty includes seasoned practitioners, professors, and MBA and Supply Chain Masters students. To complement the Center, the Quinlan School of Business offers a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management.
The Supply and Value Chain Center was established in 2012 and has an Advisory Board of senior managers from organizations with a focus on world class supply chain initiatives.