Providing partners with the opportunity to interact with our supply chain faculty, outstanding supply chain students, and other partners
The CSU Supply Chain Management Forum provides partners with the opportunity to interact with CSU supply chain faculty, outstanding supply chain students and other company partners. Various events will bring the stakeholders (partners, faculty, students) together to discuss current trends and best practices in the various disciplines related to supply chain management.
Supply chain management students prepare for careers in a rapidly expanding industry.
Ball, Coca-Cola, Forney, John Deere, Micro Motion, ULA
Benefits of Membership
The mission of the Supply Chain Forum is to provide resources and facilitation for its partners and their companies as they explore critical issues and opportunities to enhance the success of their supply chains. Resources include access to current and relevant faculty research, other partners that have faced or are currently facing similar issues, top supply chain students, and external topic experts as needed. As a partner, companies and their representatives may receive the following:
- Participation on the Forum Board of Advisors, which sets the annual strategy for the forum and its operations.
- Seats at each forum meeting (one in the fall and one in the spring), which will present research on current trends, best practices and other topics and allow for networking with other stakeholders. Partners may choose to invite a supplier and/or customer representative to accompany them at a forum meeting as one of their seats.
- Ability to help design the program of information presented at the forum meetings.
- Opportunity to dialogue and develop relationships with peers in other supply chain organizations.
- Access to white papers, best practice studies and other documents that result from forum meetings, as well as early access to published faculty research.
- Ability to influence the development and refinement of the content of CSU supply chain courses.
To learn more about membership and partnering, read our brochure.
What our partners have to say
"Coca-Cola has enjoyed the partnership with the supply chain management program since 2011. The CSU Supply Chain Management Forum uses a synergistic approach to identifying and overcoming supply chain issues that are constantly changing in our ever expanding global marketplace. In addition, the forum allows Coca Cola to enhance their ability to attract top talent and continue to remain a strong community partner. It also enables us to meet with other companies in the community as well as CSU business students to share ideas and best practices from the supply chain. Recently, CSU students collaborated with Coca-Cola on a business solution to help the Denver facility reach its sustainability goal of becoming water neutral. The speakers and participants at the CSU Supply Chain Management Forum provide insight to industry challenges, trends and innovation. Not only do you receive input from many great local companies but also get the latest research from CSU Supply Chain Management staff."
- Annette Loomis, Senior Program Manager, Conversion Program Management, Coca-Cola
"The connection to the CSU campus and staff allows MicroMotion to be more involved in the development of future supply chain professionals. Many of the employees at Micro Motion are graduates from CSU and have contributed to the overall success of our company. As a member of the forum we can continue to expand our knowledge base through participation and interaction with CSU professors and students. As supply chains continue to evolve we are constantly looking for new ideas and sharing of best practices. The forum provides the opportunity to not only network with other leading organizations in the area, but also work closely with students on projects and utilize the many resources that CSU has to offer."
- Justin Pete, Global Supply Chain Director, MicroMotion, Inc.
"It was a great first meeting [April 2012]. I got the opportunity to interview a recent supply chain graduate, network with several, top supply chain students during both breakfast and lunch, hear research presentations by two CSU Professors, and discuss supply chain issues and best practices with other companies – what a great day! I’d like to see more companies involved in the CSU Supply Chain Forum and am looking forward to getting others at Woodward and possibly some of our suppliers and/or customers involved in subsequent forums."
- Joe Patterson, Global Supply Chain Director, Woodward