The faculty of the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems work closely with several research centers in the College to encourage a multidisciplinary approach to advance research and promote industry best practices. Some of these research centers are listed below.
The Center for Supply Chain Research is one of the nation's leading institutions dedicated to supply chain management research and education. Established in 1989, the center is organized within the Division of Research of the Smeal College of Business.
The e-Business Research Center is a preeminent center for e-Business research, a content/information resource for decision-makers in industry, academia, government, and the Penn State community, and a catalyst for change for Smeal/IST/PSU and its sponsors to embrace tomorrow's converging economies.
The Institute for the Study of Business Markets is a center of excellence in the Smeal College of Business. It is networked with researchers, educators and practitioners in business-to-business marketing in companies and universities throughout the world.
The Laboratory for Economics Management and Auctions provides researchers in economics and management with a laboratory environment in which the object of study can be manipulated in a controlled way (much as lab techniques are used in natural sciences).
The Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, founded in 1968, has grown from a small research facility to one of the nation's leading university transportation centers. From its first days PTI has pursued a mission of interdisciplinary research that today involves laboratories, departments, and colleges throughout Penn State and numerous external collaborators.
The Center for Manufacturing Enterprise Integration is part of the Industrial Engineering Department and addresses the enterprise R&D needs for the next generation. CMEI focuses on integrating operational decision-making and control of geographically distributed enterprises.