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Supply Chain and Information Systems

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Supply Chain and Information Systems is a boundary-spanning field of study of supply chain networks, which organizations use to acquire, produce, and deliver goods and services all over the world. Our program integrates source (strategic procurement and supply management), make (manufacturing and service operations), deliver (demand fulfillment), and return (reverse logistics, recycle, and remanufacture) processes, along with information systems as the critical enabler of supply chain efficiencies and responsiveness. These core processes span traditional functional boundaries and encompass important activities such as information management; purchasing; inventory flow scheduling and control; logistics-production coordination; transportation systems operation and infrastructure; and customer service, order fulfillment, and distribution facilities management. Opportunities are also available for students to develop technical knowledge, skills, and abilities in the information systems (MIS) area.

Our faculty and graduate students actively pursue both theoretical and applied research, often collaborating with colleagues in other disciplines or in industry. Through involvement in research, extensive interaction with practicing executives, and continuous development of new teaching materials and processes, we strive to provide our students with leading-edge learning opportunities.

Supply Chain Programs at Smeal

Supply Chain Department Newsletter

Check out our latest edition of our annual Newsletter for updates on the Department's activities and accomplishments over the last year.