The Center for Supply Chain Management connects three primary stakeholders through its programs and activites: Pitt Business students, faculty, and industry representatives with high expertise in supply chain management. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Center Director Prakash Mirchandani.
The Center enhances the supply chain management curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its oversight of degree and certificate programs, case competitions, and consulting-based courses with a supply chain management focus.
The fall 2015 Crane Case Competition was organized by Katz MBA students Sneha Kumari, Michelle Masters, Lucy Raymond, and David Uber under the direction of Katz Professor Prakash Mirchandani. Four executives from Crane — Tony DiFrusica, Cheryl Giardini, Leanna Praetzel, and Amir Shahravar — judged the student analysis and recommendations. Several faculty and MBA Office Staff attended the student presentations. See photos of the competition here.
The winning teams were:
1st Place: (Team 4) Kyle Franklin, Payal Mathur, Bhanu Theja Narne, and Rohan Pande
2nd Place: (Team 5) Zachary Ramsey, Anurag Khandelwal, Rojo John, and Meichen Luo
3rd Place: (Team 7) Manjunath Nellaiappan, Abagail Badger, Martin Badget, and Tamika Riley
The Center helps to advance cutting-edge research with a supply chain management focus by providing financial funding and in-kind support to faculty members. In addition, the Center provides students in the doctoral, MBA, and undergraduate programs with research opportunities in the field.
The Center provides outreach services such as a breakfast lecture series and faculty lectures at regional Pittsburgh companies,. More activities are planned as the Center continues to grow.