Supply chain management research

The supply chain faculty at Arizona State University are globally recognized — for contributing solutions to public and private entities, bringing learning to life for students, and conducting groundbreaking research with real-world relevance.

From research centers and labs to partnerships that bridge the gap between industry and academia, innovation thrives at the W. P. Carey School of Business. Visit W. P. Carey News for more supply chain research and insights.

Research Centers

Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain - Africa (CARISCA)

The Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain-Africa (CARISCA) is creating a global center for supply chain research in Ghana. CARISCA is a partnership between the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana and Arizona State University with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Center for Advanced Procurement Strategy (CAPS Research)

CAPS Research is the premier nonprofit global research organization dedicated to supply and supply chain issues. This center is a partnership with Arizona State University and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). 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, and procurement effort.

Research Labs

Complex Adaptive Supply Networks Research Accelerator (CASN-RA)

Comprised of a global group of scholars, CASN-RA strives to become the preeminent research institution in the discipline of supply chain management through a focus on studying supply networks and sustainability as complex adaptive systems.

Frontier Economies Logistics Lab

The Frontier Economies Logistics Lab (FELL) brings together organizations that are working to develop profitable solutions to deliver products and services to the world’s most disadvantaged populations.

Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium (HSRC-ASU)

Founded in 2004, the HSRC-ASU brings together health sector organizations and academic researchers to conduct research on topics related to the strategic management of the health care supply chain.

Internet Edge Supply Chain Lab

Examining supply chain management at the boundary shared by the internet and physical systems, the Internet Edge Supply Chain Lab develops rigorous research that addresses challenges in industry.

Knight-Swift Logistics Lab

Housed at the ASU West Valley campus, the Knight-Swift Logistics Lab aims to become a center of thought leadership in the world of logistics and supply chain management. With support from one of the global leaders in logistics and transportation, the lab will prepare students for the future of the industry.

Supply Chain Management Behavioral Lab

The SCM Behavioral Lab consists of a community of scholars who are interested in studying behavioral phenomena that have real-world, supply chain applications. The mission of the lab is to advance research with a direct impact for supply chain managers and their organizations.