University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

About Us

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.

History

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 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.

Activities

Today the outreach center is aligned with the stand-alone Department of Supply Chain Management that formed in 2011. Board member companies provide internships, mentoring opportunities, classroom and extracurricular presentations, as well as scholarships and other forms of in-kind support for Walton students. Industry executives work with supply chain faculty to develop the latest curricula, ensuring that students are learning the skills that are most needed and relevant in the ever-growing supply chain field. In return, member companies have first access to top undergraduate and graduate students through recruitment opportunities and networking events. 

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.

New & Noteworthy

Sodero Article Featured as ‘Research for the Real World’

Sodero Article Featured as ‘Research for the Real World’

Research led by Annibal Sodero, Walton College assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management, has been selected as part of the “Research for the Real World” series in a special issue of Supply Chain Quarterly.

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New Student Jobs at the McMillon Innovation Studio

New Student Jobs at the McMillon Innovation Studio

McMillon Innovation Studio will be forming innovation design teams and is hiring student project leaders to lead teams. All majors are welcome to apply.

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Student Wins National AWESOME Excellence in Education Award

Student Wins National AWESOME Excellence in Education Award

Monica Sewell, a sophomore from Overland Park, Kansas, is one of five students selected nationally this year to receive the AWESOME Excellence in Education Scholarship Award.

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