Center for Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

The Center for Supply Chain Management at the College of Business is a multidisciplinary knowledge platform to launch and promote research and education in the fields of supply chain management and analytics. We demonstrate thought leadership and knowledge creation through partnerships with industry, experiential learning for students, and executive education.

We are a premier destination for expertise that responds to rapid-paced global economic change.

If you have questions about research and educational engagement, please contact our Assistant Director of Advancement, Industry Relations, Christine Roth.

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Research expertise for supply chain

The center works with faculty from various disciplines in the College of Business, such as business analytics, and across OSU in partnership with the Colleges of Forestry, Agriculture and Engineering to conduct research and training. Areas of expertise include:

  • Supply network analysis
  • System risks assessment
  • Humanitarian relief supply chain and managing resilience
  • Closed-loop supply chain; industrial ecology
  • Sustainability strategy
  • Sustainable food systems
  • Public procurement
  • Global trade and supply chain design
  • Supply chain analytics and operations management including supply management, service management, retail operations, lean and quality management, international trade, supply chain financing and forecasting

Engagement and outreach

We are global thought leaders on supply chain and logistics management. OSU is currently ranked 17th in the world among universities that research supply chain management for empirical research contributions by the SCM Journal.

Our center is Oregon’s top education and knowledge hub among universities in Oregon. We’ve gained national recognition from a wide range of stakeholders including the National Association of State Procurement Officers and the Global Trade Professionals Alliance.

We consistently demonstrate the business case for deploying best practices to supply chain decision-making. Learn with us; research with us; improve your business with us.

We offer workshops and seminars with supply chain colleagues from across the U.S. in areas as diverse as women in tech, disaster relief, logistics and more. Visit our center's video channel to learn more. 

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Zhaohui Wu

Research projects

Partnering with us delivers direct access to OSU’s renowned supply chain research faculty and influential regional and national industry leaders within the global supply chain community.

We pair our faculty and top-ranked undergraduate and graduate students to form your corporate consulting project team. They’ll work closely with your internal team to define and manage the project and develop solutions for your business.

Companies we’ve worked with

A-Dec, Burgerville, Country Natural Beef, Corvallis First Alternative Co-ops, Desert Mountain Grass-Fed Beef, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Motion Industries, National Association of State Procurement Officers (NASPO), Netrush, Li & Fung Company, Oregon Humane Society, Oregon Department of Transportation, OSU Hemp Research Center, Oregon State University Procurement, Starbucks, State of Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Tektronix, United Parcel Services, US Department of Agriculture

The average salary for a supply chain MBA is $91,949, up from $88,935 in 2018.
Source: Gartner, June 2020
The Supply Chain and Logistics Management Advisory Council has 49 active members representing 45 local, regional and global corporations.
The OSU College of Business offers four supply chain and logistics management degrees and graduate certificates supported by 10 faculty members.

Our People

  • Soren Anderson, SCLM Advisory Council; Corporate Engagement Task Force co-Chair
  • Susana Ferraris, SCLM Advisory Council
  • Lauren Gwin, Associate Director, Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems, OSU
  • Ping-Hung Hsieh, Professor, College of Business; Center Director
  • Yusoon Kim, Associate Professor, College of Business
  • David Kratochvil, SCLM Advisory Council Chair
  • Gary Micheau, Senior Instructor, College of Business; SCLM Student Club Advisor
  • Karthik Murali, Assistant Professor, College of Business
  • Dina Ribbink, Assistant Professor, OSU-Cascades
  • Dilma Rohan, Assistant Professor
  • Nancy Sheld, SCLM Advisory Council, Student Engagement Task Force co-Chair
  • Randal Smith, Senior Instructor, College of Business
  • Jeff Steiner, Associate Director, Global Hemp Innovation Center
  • Zhaohui Wu, Professor, College of Business



Ping-Hung Hsieh, Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management.


Upcoming Center for Supply Chain Management Events

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