Industry partners

In addition to faculty research and executive education, the Supply Chain Management Department at the W. P. Carey School of Business places a high value on industry partnerships. They are an essential component of our leadership role in finding solutions to current challenges and providing timely and pertinent education to our students based on industry needs.

We are interested in what practitioners do, why they do it, how they think about their business challenges, and how they use information to drive decisions.

Companies find value in partnering with ASU and the Department of Supply Chain Management as it provides an opportunity to connect with our students, other industry partners, and our faculty. The resulting relationship enables companies to have input into curriculum design, interact with our students, and drive forward thinking and unique research directions.

Featured partnerships

Supply Chain Executive Consortium (SCEC)

The Supply Chain Executive Consortium was created in 2010 with the goal of becoming a unique and customer-centric community of supply chain executives and extended leaders. The Executive Board meets thrice a year to determine SCEC activities, interact with top undergraduate, master’s and MBA supply chain students, collaborate with faculty about curriculum and research, and deepen relationships with SCM faculty and other industry leaders.


The Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMB) Lab is a first-of-its-kind initiative connecting Arizona’s small and medium-sized businesses with the resources they need to thrive. Powered by ASU and W. P. Carey, this program is an innovative university-wide initiative to help Arizona SMBs solve their real, pressing business problems through creativity and collaboration.

CAPS Research

CAPS Research is the premier nonprofit global research organization dedicated to supply management and supply chain issues. Since 1986, the center has been providing thorough, practical research for our strategic-minded corporate sponsors and the public. Our research products and events are aimed at executives with strategic responsibilities for the supply/sourcing/procurement effort.

Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium

The Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium (HSRC-ASU) is a research group within the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The consortium was founded in 2004 to bring together health sector organizations and academic researchers to conduct research on topics related to the strategic management of the health care supply chain.