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College of Supply Chain Management

The theme of our 2017 mini-conference is "Supply Chain Management in the Digital Age". It will include a tour of a Boeing facility in the morning and presentations in the afternoon. The detailed schedule can be found here: Click here for details.

Note that space for the Boeing tour is limited and registration for the mini-conference does not automatically guarantee you a spot for the tour. If you would like take part in the Boeing tour, please e-mail Vinayak Deshpande with your request at, immediately after registering for the conference. Members of the supply-chain college will be given preference. Non-members should consider signing up for membership to the supply-chain college.

The College of Supply Chain Management of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) announces its 2017 Best Student Paper Competition. Each submitted paper will be judged based on its contribution towards the advancement of theory and practice of supply chain management. The first prize is accompanied by a $600 honorarium, the second prize is accompanied by a $300 honorarium and all papers receiving an honorable mention receive a $100 honorarium. Between three and six finalists will be chosen, and they will be invited to present their paper in a special session at the 2017 Annual POMS conference in Seattle, WA, May 5-8, 2017. Each finalist will be awarded up to $500 of travel support for out-of-pocket expenses and complementary conference registration for the 2017 Annual POMS conference. All prizes will be awarded during the conference at the POMS Supply Chain Management College Meeting.

Applications should be submitted via The deadline for submission is January 17, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

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Mission Statement

The College of Supply Chain Management is a special interest group of POMS that seeks to create a community for researchers in supply chain management. The college embraces the full spectrum of research paradigms including modeling, empirical and field-based work and facilitates close interaction between academics and practitioners through focused conferences.

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Board Members 2015-16

President: Vinayak Deshpande, Kenan-Flager Business School, UNC Chapel Hill
Past President: Ravi Anupindi, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Vice President - Communications: Dorothee Honhon, Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas
Vice President - Meetings: Kyle Cattani, Kelley School, Indiana University
Vice President - Special Events: Apurva Jain, Foster School of Business, University of Washington, Seattle.
Secretary: Brent Moritz, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University
Treasurer: Nitin Bakshi, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

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