ABOUT THE CENTER
The Center for Supply Management Research (CSMR) serves as an imminent think tank for the Marketing and Operations department
at the Scott College of Business. The Center forges
experiential learning efforts of students with the skills and
of trained faculty in the area of Supply Management to provide
customized solutions to the business community, thereby promoting
collaboration between the business community and Indiana State University.
The Center for Supply Management Research (CSMR) is committed to the research and dissemination of the critical mass of knowledge,
tools, paradigms, and models in Global Supply Management by:
Promoting critical thinking, problem solving, research, and customized solutions between the Scott College
of Business faculty at Indiana State University and the business community
Serving as a think-tank to both Indiana State University as well as to the business community for
cutting-edge, research-driven best practices in supply management
Providing a platform triggered towards top-notch experiential learning for our student body
dedicated to a career in supply management
Conducting periodic meetings of member affiliates (and students) to share best practices and
paradigms in Supply Management.
Developing and delivering executive education in supply management for the business community.
Early-Involvement of the Center in mentoring K-12 students towards a career in Supply Management.
The Center for Supply Management Research is supported by an advisory board comprising faculty dedicated to the
research of Supply Management and business executives from major companies in and around the Wabash Valley. The
advisory board supports the vision of the center towards collaborative research, education, and recruiting for
current (and future) supply management professionals by maintaining a competent, industry-focused program that
prepares a student for a career in supply management and beyond.