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The Supply Chain Forum has been using its expertise to help companies learn, network and recruit for over 25 years. Held twice a year, the Forum offers the opportunity for industry leaders to network with their peers, meet students and young supply chain professionals, benchmark with other practitioners and learn about impactful research and innovation in the field of supply chain management from GSCI’s top faculty and industry partners.

"The speakers and content at the Forum are reason enough to return, but it's the hands-on training, networking and practical, applicable learning and exercises that make the Forum truly pay off for me."

- Rob McIntosh, Senior Vice President, Dell Global Fulfillment, Logistics, and Trade

The Supply Chain Forum is one of many partnership opportunities at the Global Supply Chain Institute and is an excellent way for companies to be introduced to GSCI. With hundreds of industry professionals from nearly 70 companies, the Forum hosts a variety of presentations and breakout sessions focused on the most recent supply chain challenges and opportunities.

The Forum offers companies who attend the chance to adopt innovative practices, network with other leaders and recruit world-class talent. Member-only benefits include the opportunity to facilitate engagement with our globally ranked supply chain faculty and top SCM students, including Scholars of Distinction, CSCMP and NeXxus student leaders.

Benefits

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LEARN

The university context allows us to focus on meaningful content without the commercialization characteristic of some conferences. Join this unique community of SCM leaders and academia as we share industry insights and focus on critical real-world issues.

NETWORK

Hundreds of supply chain professionals from dozens of the nation’s leading companies attend each Forum. Tap into this network of elite industry and academic thought leaders to discuss and debate the latest in supply chain management.

RECRUIT

Interview top-performing undergraduate and graduate students for internships and supply chain positions. Partners have exclusive opportunities to begin early career conversations with the supply chain management Scholars of Distinction.

2021 Supply Chain Forum Dates

April 5 - 16

Spring

November 9 - 11

Fall

"We are all learning from one another; it's not a lecture, it's a learning community."

- Chad Autry, FedEx Corporation Endowed Professor of Supply Chain, Martin and Jean Mills Faculty Research Fellow, Department Head, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Partnership Opportunities

We offer two corporate partnership options - Basic and Premium. Our partners represent large, mid-sized and small companies and a broad spectrum of industries, including manufacturers, retailers and service providers. If you're interested in joining the Supply Chain Forum, let us know and we will contact you soon.

BasicPremium
ForumFive seats at each of the two Forums per yearEight seats at each of the two Forums per year
Learning15% discount on executive education (non-degree)
  • Two seats in the one-week SCM Leadership Academy ($10,240 value)
  • 15% discount on executive education (non-degree)
Recruiting
  • Opportunities to interact with classes and groups and submit student projects
  • Concierge recruiting assistance
  • Priority access to classes, groups and student project submissions
  • Priority registration for networking events
  • Payment waived for the SCM Career Fair
  • Concierge recruiting assistance
Research
  • Recommend white paper topics
  • Recommend white paper topics
  • Engage in research and partnerships
Payment3-year commitment and payment earns a 10% discount for a total of $40,5003-year commitment and payment earns a 10% discount for a total of $67,500

If you’re interested in becoming a Forum Partner, contact us to learn more about how GSCI can benefit your supply chain business.