University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Supply Chain Management
Research Center

A connector between industry, faculty, and students for exchanging ideas, advancing supply chain knowledge, and cultivating future supply chain leaders.



Learning through collaborative research & peer-to-peer networks; Engaging industry partners with students & faculty of the Walton Supply Chain Management program; Addressing the most pressing and relevant supply chain issues; and Developing supply chain talent and thought leaders for the future. Learn more.

Recent Posts

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White Paper: Inflation and Healthcare Supply Chains

Inflation poses a particular challenge in the healthcare industry. Supply chain costs for the industry have risen faster than revenues, resulting in a squeeze for industry. Furthermore, disruptions in healthcare supply chains have resulted in higher cost increases than reported. JB Hunt Department of Supply Chain Management faculty discuss strategies for healthcare providers in the latest SCMRC white paper.

November 14, 2022

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Events & Updates

Marc Scott, associate professor of supply chain management, led the 2023 Immersion Summit

Event Highlight: 2023 Supply Chain Immersion Virtual Summit

The 2023 Immersion Summit, hosted by the J.B. Hunt Transport Department of Supply Chain Management in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, took place virtually last week from November 9th through 10th. The purpose of the summit was to connect a diverse grouping of university students and faculty from across the nation with the thriving supply chain ecosystem in Northwest Arkansas.

November 17, 2023 | By Nathan Bramwell

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SCMRC LEAD Podcast Season 2

Check out season 2 of the SCMRC LEAD Podcast, hosted by Mike Graen, Chair of the Retail Supply Chain Initiative (RSCI), a strategic partnership initiative of the SCMRC.

October 13, 2022


Meet Our Members

Enabled by membership contributions from our strategic industry partners, the center provides value-added services and resources to serve as a catalyst in advancing the industry and developing the supply chain leaders of the future. Become a Member.