Welcome to the Supply Chain Management Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a unique industry-university partnership that examines supply chain challenges and practices within firms and across a variety of industrial sectors.

The Institute provides thought leadership and expertise in the broad areas of supply chain management research and education, with a mission to:

  • Facilitate knowledge partnerships between academia and industry
  • Deliver a high quality supply chain curriculum
  • Create a vibrant environment for the generation and dissemination of knowledge
  • Foster interdisciplinary collaboration across the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus and throughout the UW System in the field of supply chain management

Our member companies have engaged with students this year through guest lectures, mock interviews, resume reviews, and mentoring. To learn how we may be able to help your company, please visit our Corporate Partners page. We’ve pulled together some recent supply chain articles on big data, agility, drones and supply chain trends which you may find interesting. We also maintain links to some excellent supply chain resources.


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Institute Leadership

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Jeff Turmel
DirectorSupply Chain Management Institute

As Director of the Supply Chain Management Institute, Jeff Turmel builds connections to stimulate an open forum with industry and academia on supply chain ideas and best practices, and to engage firms on student projects through the Industry Connect initiative. Over a career spanning 39 years, Jeff has worked in a variety of quality management, operations management, supply chain, and compliance positions at companies such as Eastman Kodak Company, Brady Corporation, Heraeus Electro-Nite. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Schoeneck Containers in New Berlin, WI. Jeff also teaches competitive operations strategies and business simulation in the Lubar School’s Executive MBA program.

Mark Kosfeld

Mark Kosfeld
Associate Director, Supply Chain Management Institute
Lecturer, Supply Chain Management

As Associate Director of the Supply Chain Management Institute, Mark Kosfeld is responsible for running the SCMI day to day operations. Students are able to gain valuable experience by working for the Supply Chain Management Institute on the real-world problems of the member companies. Mark leads and guides these students to complete the projects successfully. In addition to his responsibilities with the SCMI, Mark also teaches two large sections of the Introduction to Supply Chain course within the Lubar School.

SCMI Faculty Affiliates

The Institute draws upon the expertise of faculty from the Lubar School of Business as well as other academic areas for a powerful combination of diverse expertise in supply chain research and education.

From the Lubar School:

Layth Alwan
  • Professor, Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics
  • Dean's Research Fellow
Ross Hightower
  • Director, SAP University Competence Center
  • Senior Lecturer, Information Technology Management
Mark Kosfeld
  • Lecturer, Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics
  • Associate Director, Supply Chain Management Institute
Kaan Kuzu
  • Associate Professor, Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics
  • Dean's Research Fellow
Samar Mukhopadhyay
  • Visiting Professor, Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics
Timothy Smunt
  • Professor, Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics
  • Dean's Research Fellow
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  • Director, Business Engagement
Yue, Xiaohang
  • Professor, Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics
  • Business Advisory Council Faculty Scholar

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SCMI Director’s Welcome Message
Mark Kosfeld
SCMI Associate Director Mark Kosfeld discusses how imbalances in the supply chain have been exacerbated by the decade-long truck driver shortage. (PBS 10thirtysix “Truck Driver Shortage” begins at :55)

Contact
Supply Chain Management Institute
Lubar Hall S490
414-229-2673
sc-institute@uwm.edu