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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.

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Partnership Level: Supply Chain Management Forum Partner

Forum 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 helps set the annual strategy for the forum and its operations.
  • Seats at each forum meeting (one meeting 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.
  • Influence the development and refinement of the content of CSU supply chain courses. 
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Supply Chain Management Students

Sponsor Level: Student Practicum Project Only

Student Practicum Projects are student-driven solutions to any number of issues related to supply chain management. Once approved by the faculty, these semester-long team projects designed by the partnering organization and the practicum instructor, will focus on a current issue faced by the company. If the team is unable to complete the project and provide an acceptable recommendation, the company will receive an additional practicum project in a subsequent semester at no cost. Included in this level are the following:

  • A semester-long student team consulting project designed by the company and the practicum director and focused on solving a current issue faced by the company.
  • Access to the top supply chain students for internships and full-time positions.

Description of Practicum Project Class

  • Company role: determines project (a current issue being faced scoped with instructor for one semester) and assigns point person.
  • College of Business role: instructor builds team from top student applicants and advises team in completion of project.
  • Past examples: carbon footprint calculator, HTS code analysis (saved $200k), +30 other projects