Executive Briefings

Forum Brings Together Corporations and Indiana University Supply Chain Faculty, Students

Nearly 20 companies with innovative supply chain operations have entered into a new alliance with Indiana University's Kelley School of Business to create opportunities for faculty and students. The Supply Chain Alliance will be a forum for interaction between the companies, Kelley faculty and top students interested in careers in supply chain management.

Member companies include familiar names such as ArcelorMittal USA, Bosch, Carlisle, Chrysler Corp., Cook Medical, Exel, FedEx Solutions, W.W. Grainger, GE Healthcare, Kimball International, Redcats USA, Target Distribution and Whirlpool Corp., C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Cardinal Health, Manitowoc and Tempur-Pedic International.

"The Supply Chain Alliance was established to serve the interests of our students, faculty and external corporate partners by providing thought leadership, research opportunities, teaching materials and programs in this business segment that is important to the state of Indiana and the global economy," said Idie Kesner, interim dean of the Kelley School and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management.

The Supply Chain Alliance will provide a setting where supply chain leaders and faculty can exchange leading-edge supply chain management practices. It also will improve visibility of the supply chain industry to attract top students interested in careers in supply chain management to the Kelley School.

The alliance is part of the Department of Operations and Decision Technologies and is directed by Rhonda Lummus, clinical professor of supply chain management.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Kelley's undergraduate operations management major seventh and its supply chain management program 12th. The publication also ranked the school's MBA specialty in production and operations 10th overall and third among public universities.

Source: Indiana University

Member companies include familiar names such as ArcelorMittal USA, Bosch, Carlisle, Chrysler Corp., Cook Medical, Exel, FedEx Solutions, W.W. Grainger, GE Healthcare, Kimball International, Redcats USA, Target Distribution and Whirlpool Corp., C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Cardinal Health, Manitowoc and Tempur-Pedic International.

"The Supply Chain Alliance was established to serve the interests of our students, faculty and external corporate partners by providing thought leadership, research opportunities, teaching materials and programs in this business segment that is important to the state of Indiana and the global economy," said Idie Kesner, interim dean of the Kelley School and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management.

The Supply Chain Alliance will provide a setting where supply chain leaders and faculty can exchange leading-edge supply chain management practices. It also will improve visibility of the supply chain industry to attract top students interested in careers in supply chain management to the Kelley School.

The alliance is part of the Department of Operations and Decision Technologies and is directed by Rhonda Lummus, clinical professor of supply chain management.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Kelley's undergraduate operations management major seventh and its supply chain management program 12th. The publication also ranked the school's MBA specialty in production and operations 10th overall and third among public universities.

Source: Indiana University