Marshall and Infosys Launch Center of Global Supply Chain Management

The USC Marshall School of Business has announced at partnership with Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions, in launching the new Center of Global Supply Chain Management (CGSCM).

The CGSCM will be an industry-academia center focused on establishing a strong industry network, offering a variety of education programs to students and performing advanced research operations.The Center’s multi-faceted curriculum and resources comprise the master’s degree program, which is offered both online and on campus. Syllabi include specialized training courses and Six Sigma Certification classes for working executives, and two experiential learning trips to key supply chain hubs CGSCM will also host roundtable conferences, industry forums and panels, networking events and speaker series in addition to conducting cut edge research on challenges faced by companies operating in and contributing to the supply chain space.

The CGSCM has been built during a time where the field is in need of qualified professionals more than ever— it is estimated that supply chain management accounts for $10 trillion or roughly 14-percent of the gross world product. According to the Georgia Center for Innovation in Logistics, the United States alone will need more than 200,000 qualified professionals by 2016.

“The global supply chain space is seeing strong growth, with the United States alone spending nearly 10 percent of its GDP on supply chain activities every year,” said Nick Vyas, director, USC Marshall Center of Global Supply Chain Management. “Capitalizing upon the Center’s global network and industry experience, along with the university’s renowned faculty, we hope to cultivate top talent and become the principal thought leader in the realm of global supply chain management. The USC Marshall CGSCM will work closely with Infosys and other companies across the globe to bridge the existing gap between supply and demand for skilled executives, who can meet the growing and complex demands of the supply chain industry.”


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