About the Operations and Supply Chain Center
The Operations and Supply Chain Center was established by the Management Science faculty in the Darla Moore School of Business in 2005. Its mission is to provide cutting-edge education and training to the students of the business school; to provide innovative and value-added solutions to client organizations in the areas of process improvement and global supply chain design, coordination and implementation; to provide an opportunity for client organizations to connect with one another and with students who could be potential future employees; and to encourage practice-based research and knowledge creation.
Due to the expanding global marketplace, there is a large demand for analysts and professionals in procurement, physical distribution, process improvement, and operations and supply chain management. As global offshoring and outsourcing trends continue to increase, the demand for such professionals is growing, thereby providing a long-term opportunity for the center’s corporate partners as well as the Moore School's faculty and students. The Operations and Supply Chain Center has over time become a focal point for identifying, developing and placing well-trained talent in several well-known Fortune 500 multinational firms. At the same time, the improvement projects have increased the competitiveness of our clients and become an important component of a unique educational program in Global Supply Chain and Operations Management at the Moore School.