Mission, Approach, Membership and Funding

Supply Chain Management is the management of relationships in the network of organizations from end user through original suppliers, using key cross- functional business processes to create value for customers and other stakeholders.


The mission of the Forum is to provide the opportunity for leading practitioners and academics to pursue the critical issues related to achieving excellence in Supply Chain Management.


The Forum supports research focused on business applications, the sharing of information across industries, and makes research available through publications and seminars. As a key part of this effort, Forum faculty work with member firms to develop, install, and implement leading edge practices in member companies as well as publish results.


Membership in the Forum consists of representatives of firms recognized as industry leaders. Balance is maintained both as to the nature of the firms and the specific expertise of their representatives. The membership is targeted to include fifteen firms. It is expected that members actively participate in Forum activities.


Primary funding of the Forum is through annual contributions of $20,000 per year from each member firm. Additional support for research may be available through grants and other sources.

Next Meeting

April 6 - 8, 2016 - Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.