Areas of Focus
New ideas and new tools are born in the robust research environment supported by the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute. Solutions and improvements produced by researchers provide businesses with the high level of competitiveness that is critical to their success in the marketplace both at home and overseas.
The Supply Chain and Logistics Institute’s research activities cover the full spectrum of issues ranging from efficient warehousing and distribution systems to newer concerns such as moving freight through China or delivering humanitarian relief to places with little infrastructure.
In keeping with the Institute’s educational mission, research activities embrace a strong academic component for the educational benefit of graduate students while providing them with valuable hands-on experience that will be useful later in their careers. At the same time, projects are derived from real-world problems that directly affect business and industry.