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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 2015. Support is 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
  • An organization's management
  • 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.



Upcoming Webinar

The results are in! Join APICS and Michigan State University (MSU) on September 15 for a webinar revealing some of the key findings of the "Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon" research project. MSU's Patricia Daugherty and Judy Whipple will especially focus on information bout the core capabilities and competencies that will be required in the fast-moving and constantly changing global marketplace.

Creating Value through Procurement and Sourcing Efforts in Integrated Supply Chains

Creating Value through Procurement and Sourcing Efforts in Integrated Supply Chains

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This whitepaper which is part of the Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon project, identifies a number of opportunities to create greater value through integrated supply chains. These opportunities may require deeper consideration regarding the role and impact of suppliers, and how suppliers are positioned and managed by firms’ procurement and sourcing teams.

Supply Chain Issues: What’s Keeping Supply Chain Managers Awake at Night?

Supply Chain Issues: What’s Keeping Supply Chain Managers Awake at Night?

This aspect of the Beyond the Horizon project investigates the current business practices of more than 50 firms through surveys and interviews with executives and studies what executives identify as critical issues they are “wrestling with.”

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Realizing Supply Chain Success

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This white paper presents initial research insights from the Beyond the Horizons project and introduces a conceptual model, named the bridge model, which can guide supply chain strategy development and decision making.

Evolving Sustainability in Supply Chain Management


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This whitepaper, the first from the Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon project, reviews the research findings on current supply chain sustainability practices as well as the methods for implementing improved sustainability practices.