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 seeks to build a vibrant environment for supply chain connections and the sharing and dissemination of supply chain-related information by:

  • Facilitating networking and supply chain-related knowledge sharing,
  • Creating and enabling student-to-partner company connections, and
  • Gathering industry feedback to continuously improve our supply chain curriculum.

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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Read our Fall 2022 Newsletter!

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 College’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 College.

SCMI Faculty Affiliates

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

From the Lubar College:

Layth Alwan
  • Professor, Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics
  • Dean's Research Fellow
Mark Kosfeld
  • Teaching Faculty, Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics
  • Director, Supply Chain Management Institute
Kaan Kuzu
  • Associate Professor, Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics
Timothy Smunt
  • Professor, Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics
  • Professor, Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics

Mark Kosfeld
SCMI 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)

Supply Chain Management Institute
Lubar Hall S490