Our Department

The Department of Supply Chain Management strives to positively impact society by leading in knowledge creation and dissemination across the entire supply chain disciplines.


We are driven by innovation — from our entrepreneurial spirit in developing curricula and new programs to encouraging ground-breaking research that is theoretically rich and data-driven. We are a department that thinks strategically so as to chart its way to a successful and sustainable future.


We take pride in assuming a leadership position within the college, university, state and global business community. Our faculty take leadership roles through publications, outreach, curriculum development and guiding top professional organizations.

Rigor and Relevance

We believe that while rigor is a given in all we do, relevance is equally important to direct our endeavors. Our curricula provide students with tools and critical thinking skills that can be directly applied to help advance their organizations, and our research remains rooted in real-world problems.


We value and foster collegiality and mutual respect; this entails an inclusiveness of diverse perspectives, an appreciation of personal diversity and a generally constructive attitude when presented with opportunities and challenges.

Shared Governance

We follow a shared governance model for decision-making. A shared governance orientation provides transparency and allows each participant to have an equal voice in discussions. This fosters an environment of openness, inclusion, and full participation. For more information, read our Departmental Bylaws.