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.

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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

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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

PLN Panel Discussion

Event Highlight: Summer PLN Event

The Summer 2022 SCMRC Peer Learning Event focused on labor issues within the supply chain. Kevin Kliesen of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank gave an assessment of overall macroeconomic conditions. Brian Fugate (University of Arkansas) engaged Kellie Black (ArcBest), Torin Martinez (P&G), and MaryEllen Kauffman (Walmart) in a panel discussion on managing workforce talent in the Post-COVID era.

October 11, 2022 | By Nathan Bramwell

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Event Highlight: Walton SCM Showcase

The reimagined format of this event will feature project presentations, an industry address, and a student panel discussion showcasing the value of industry integration within our program.

November 17, 2021

SCMRC: LEAD Podcast

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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.