University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Membership & Benefits

About SCMRC Membership


Benefits of membership in the Supply Chain Management Research Center at the University of Arkansas are numerous. The Supply Chain Management Research Center Mission Statement is:

  • To support initiatives to promote student recruitment, retention, and placement opportunities,
  • To support seminars and educational programs relevant to supply chain management,
  • And to coordinate and support research relevant to supply chain management.
  • For more information on the benefits of being a board member, watch this video!

 

Member Benefits


Students

  • Access to students as interns and future employees are a key benefit for our Board Members.
  • Program sponsorship and involvement is available, including but not limited to:
    • Classroom speakers,
    • Case competitions,
    • Spring and fall career fairs,
    • Scholarships,
    • Student organizations,
    • Leadership speaker series,
    • Logistics software for classrooms and projects,
    • and Business simulations.
  • Members have first-look privileges for graduates.
  • Members have opportunities for coordination of internship programs with Walton College students.

Education

  • Strong networking opportunities are available with fellow Board Members in a neutral learning environment.
  • Opportunity to build relationships with a host of peer institutions, trade and industry associations and educational organizations.
  • Seminars are held each year with nationally and internationally recognized supply chain management business leaders and academics.
  • Tuition-waved attendance is offered at one SCMRC general education program for the board member or designee and one other attendee.
  • For Annual Board of Directors Only: Supply Chain Management consortium featuring prominent educators and practitioners is available.

Research

  • Members have first-look privileges on faculty research.
  • Interact firsthand with professors and doctoral students at Board Member Symposiums.
  • Access to special training classes for Board Member companies on challenging topics.

New & Noteworthy

Taking Care of Customers and Environment Pays Off, Study Shows

Taking Care of Customers and Environment Pays Off, Study Shows

Sebastian Garcia-Dastugue’s findings suggest that companies that excel in customer service and environmental sustainability also perform better in sales growth and cost efficiency.

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Walton College Research Professor Honored by North American Case Research Association

Walton College Research Professor Honored by North American Case Research Association

A research associate professor of supply chain management in the Sam M. Walton College of Business has been honored by the North American Case Research Association for his collaboration with an Arkansas Company—Delta Plastics—to produce a written case study on the introduction of a new product.

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Supply Chain Management Alumni Receive Awards at Academy of Management Meeting

Supply Chain Management Alumni Receive Awards at Academy of Management Meeting

Two recent graduates of the supply chain management Ph.D. program at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas received awards at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management.

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