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Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon

Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon is an industry-focused initiative with research and educational components conducted by Michigan State University's (MSU) Department of Supply Chain Management, with involvement from MSU Executive Development Programs and the Broad College of Business. The study is being carried out over a two-year period, with initial results to be published in 2014. Support is being provided by the APICS Supply Chain Council and the John H. McConnell Chair in Business Administration at MSU.

The study examines factors in three areas:
  • an organization’s business model
  • management
  • and the interrelationship between the business model and supply chain operations
The study will identify and examine the capabilities necessary for strategic supply chain success, thus redefining the future of global supply chain management.

The Knowledge Delivery Steering Committee members involved in the project are

Mondher Ben-Hamida, CSCP
VP, Strategic Consulting Services 

Bintong Chen, Phd
Professor and Associate Dean for Research 
University of Delaware 

Nick Little 
Assistant Director Executive Education
Michigan State University - The Eli Broad College of Business

Sumanth Nagarathnam 
IBM Canada 

Janet Poeschl CPIM, CIRM, CSCP 
Director of Supply Chain
Pacific Natural Foods

Andrea Prud'homme, CPIM, CSCP 
Assistant Clinical Professor
Ohio State University

Gary Smith, CFPIM, CSCP, CPIM 
Vice President, Supply Logistics 
MTA NYC Transit 

Pam Somers, CSCP, CIRM,

For more information, please review the APICS and MSU Press Release.

View an earlier collaboration between MSU and APICS Supply Chain Council, Supply Chain Management 2010.