The Supply Chain Management Research Center
We advance and disseminate business knowledge using a diverse, inclusive and global perspective to encourage innovation in our primary strategic endeavors: retail, data analytics and entrepreneurship. Learn more.
Hot Topics and Industry Insights
Author - Joe Roh, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Texas Christian University
Three different scenarios that could unfold, following the implementation of trade tariffs by the Trump Administration, from author Travis Tokar, a University of Arkansas alum. Currently Travis is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Texas Christian University.
Recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) are set to revolutionize the way warehouses operate. But before companies jump into implementations, they must make sure they have the data and talent they need.
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Running On Empty
Stephanie Thomas, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management, shares her research and insight regarding the working environment for truck drivers. Thomas talks to industry providers who discuss the challenges truck drivers face and how it impacts our country's supply chain.
2017 China Logistics Insights Report
Comparing the macro-economic data of Chinese and American transportation volume and inventory costs, the 2017 China Logistics Insights Report reviews each country's detailed logistics costs as a percentage of GDP. Our findings provide:
- a comparison of the domestic China economy with the same cost details which resides in the US report, State of Logistics Report,
- insights on the differences, and
- insights on logistics trends and an outlook for the future.
This year's report focuses on e-commerce logistics trends.
The research project was written by a collaborative team from the Development & Research Center of the State Post Bureau which resides in the Chinese Ministry of Transportation, Cainiao Smart Logistics Network Limited (an Alibaba affiliate), and the Supply Chain Management Research Center which resides in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.
To receive a digital copy of the report, email John Kent, director of the Supply Chain Management Research Center, along with your name and company affiliation.
In Support of Students, Industry, and Faculty
The SCMRC connects students, industry and faculty through internships, workshops, conferences and more. Industry leaders work with faculty to enhance classroom tools, curricula and research. In turn, faculty invite industry leaders to speak at events or in-class lectures. Students also enjoy internships and networking events.
Through these connections, students learn skills that are most relevant in the ever-growing supply chain field, while industry meets top students through recruitment and mentoring opportunities.
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Northwest Arkansas is the beating heart of the world's supply chain industry.
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We recognize the need for recruiting and retaining well-trained supply chain management talent. Linking students and industry to develop this talent is central to our mission.