The Supply Chain Management Research Center links students, faculty and industry to develop tomorrow’s supply chain leaders. We offer programs and opportunities for collaboration in a neutral setting where academics and industry can come together to influence the field of supply chain management.
The center was formed in late 1996 from the insight of transportation and logistics faculty in the Sam M. Walton College of Business who recognized the importance of linking the college to leading logistics industry practitioners. Over the next 15 years, the center’s industry membership increased threefold and representatives from more than 35 member companies came together to define five strategic planning focus areas: student interaction, curriculum/executive education, research, development and membership.
Thanks to our corporate partners, these are exciting times of growth and advancement for supply chain management at the University of Arkansas. Join us as we influence the future of the profession in academia and industry.
Attaining Supply Chain Agility
in an Era of Tight Capacity
Featured speakers to include:
Shelley Simpson, President ICS and CMO - J.B. Hunt
Tracy Rosser, SVP of Transportation
& Supply Chain, Walmart
Rodney Slater, 13th U.S. Secretary of Transportation
For more information and to register please click here for our conference page.
March 5-7: SCMRC hosted its 11th annual International Logistics Case Competition. Teams from 11 universities in the United States and Europe competed in the event, with 6 sponsors from member companies attending. Special thanks to Nestle corporation for providing water bottle for the competition. This year’s case: PRIZM: To go bigger or to go smaller, that is the question... The participating MBA students were asked to recommend a course of action for resizing PRIZM Consumer Product's case packs. The winning teams were Darmstadt University from Germany (1st place), Texas Christian University (2nd place), and Rutgers University (3rd place). Read more.
Supply Chain Students at the University of Arkansas have three student organizations dedicated to providing them with opportunities to network with industry: Women Impacting Supply Excellence (WISE), the Transportation & Logistics Association (TLA) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals - University of Arkansas Student Chapter (CSCMP). Additionally, the SCMRC Mentorship Program pairs students with executives for a yearlong, one-on-one mentorship opportunity. Find out more information about these programs online, or visit the SCMRC at WJWH 538.
SCMRC - We Connect!
Linking students, academics, and industry to develop tomorrow's leaders.
Dr. Loray D. Mosher,
assistant director of the Supply Chain Management Research Center, has written an article entitled "Wholehearted Leading: The Challenge of Daring Greatly in Mainstream Business". This article has been featured in this year's issue on page 26. Read more.