Supply Chain Management Research Center

A research center at the University of Arkansas

The Supply Chain Management Research Center (SCMRC) at the Sam M. Walton College of Business sponsors and promotes supply chain, logistics, and transportation research and education. Center faculty view the supply chain as the channel that integrates business processes from suppliers through end users, providing value-added products, services, and information. Supply chain management incorporates both inter- and intra-company logistics, transportation, and management systems.

The SCMRC vision is to become the thought leader on the supply chain
implications of public policy, economic policy and regulation.


WISE Future SC Leaders Symposium

WISE Future SC Leaders Symposium October 11, 2019 | Alumni House, U of A Campus Supply chain leaders of tomorrow will connect and also mingle with supply chain leaders of today. Clear your calendar - It's going down on Friday, October 11th!...

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Fall Demo Day

Fall Demo Day December 5, 2019 | Reynold’s Center, U of A Campus Join us to hear Walton College supply chain students present their findings and solutions to real-world projects sponsored by SCMRC member companies. We will also host a...

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Who’s really hauling spot market freight?

Who’s really hauling spot market freight? From the first day of on the job training, a freight broker is taught to focus on owner-operators and micro-fleets (one to three trucks) to find capacity. The tribal knowledge surrounding this belief is: smaller fleets rely on...

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Thought Leadership

Research Reveals Mixed ELD Safety Effects

Research Reveals Mixed ELD Safety Effects Mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) was aimed ultimately at reducing accidents and improving safety, but new research shows mixed results toward that goal so far. An academic team led by Alex Scott,...

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Running On Empty

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...

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Supply chain management in our region

We strive to provide Thought Leadership to consumers, to business leaders and to policy makers through relevant and rigorous research, through educational events and through peer to peer discussions.

We celebrate our Students. Walton College has some of the best supply chain students in the U.S., and we will work to maximize the success of our students starting with their recruitment and ending with their transition to careers or further education.

Our members represent a variety of industries, and we provide opportunities for Peer Engagement so our members can learn from and benchmark each other.

Thoughts on leadership in supply chain management? Check out our research!

Acquire Talent

The dedicated staff of Walton Career Services strives to connect you with outstanding students to meet your hiring needs, including full-time employment, part-time positions, and internships. Check out Walton College’s Career Services to acquire talent.

Develop Talent

Every organization is unique. Walton’s Executive Education program delivers custom training – in the classroom and online – to provide business solutions and leadership advancement that fit your corporate culture and meet your business challenges.

Out of Gartner's 2018 Top 25 Supply Chain University Rankings

Ranked out of 191 for faculty publications, awards, and grants

The average salary for a Walton undergraduate supply chain management major.

Ranked globally for SCM Research Productivity


It was our pleasure to work with these great students and the SCMRC. I found it quite energizing and enjoyed seeing things click in the students’ minds. Very refreshing and fun to be part of. Thank you for letting us participate.

Steve Weir
Group Director – Customer Solutions
Coca-Cola, Walmart/Sam’s Club Team

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