The Center for Supply Chain Management at the John Cook School of Business trains, supports and informs the community through our programming. We are dedicated to ensuring that SLU is leading the field to prepare professionals for future challenges in the supply chain industry.
We strive to improve profitability for the entire industry.
Once stagnant, the entire supply chain industry is reinventing itself as a result of:
Experts and faculty with the John Cook School of Business are leading the way in researching and implementing new developments in the industry.
SLU’s Center for Supply Chain Management offers training and education about various supply chain tools and activities — such as supplier relationships, purchasing management, operations and inventory management, logistics and transportation, quality measurement and information technology — through programs, events, publications and interactions with corporate supply chain professionals.
We have devised three basic goals and objectives to help train professionals to meet the industry’s demand. We:
The center is able to meet these objectives through our diverse membership and partnerships, including affiliation with leading companies in the St. Louis metropolitan region, including: APICS and the American Society for Quality, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Institute for Supply Management, Missouri Enterprise, National Contract Management Association and National Defense Transportation Association.
The center’s certificates, workshops and programs train individuals to integrate and coordinate the management of supply chain activities (transportation, warehousing, inventory management, production planning/scheduling, procurement and information systems) to improve the overall effort of firms.
Through our diverse programs and expert instructors, individuals learn how to develop consistent and dependable customer service levels, leading to better management of supply chain activities and related assets. Our offerings allow every member of the supply chain industry significant opportunities to improve corporate profitability and return on assets.
The Center for Supply Chain Management sponsors multiple events throughout the year. In order to ensure that our participants and the community are staying engaged and involved, we bring in a variety of industry professionals.
The Distinguished Guest Speaker Series is an annual event that brings together professionals for a networking lunch to hear from a highly respected individual in the field of supply chain management. The speaker is different every year, allowing a variety of topics and perspectives to be presented.
The success of the Center for Supply Chain Management is dependent upon the support, expertise and dedication of the center’s diverse Board of Directors. We are always welcoming new members to join in our commitment to excellence in supply chain education and programming.
Membership criteria are guided by the Center for Supply Chain Management Board Information Manual.
The Center for Supply Chain Management offers businesses the opportunity to join the program as a member. There are various membership levels, each offering various benefits upon enrollment. For more information regarding membership, contact the center by calling 314-977-3617 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Supply Chain Management participates in the research, writing and publishing of industry-related content to help further the understanding of supply chain management.
The Center for Supply Chain Management provides to our members and the community an annual report which reviews our initiatives, programs, projects and important information.