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Our History:

For over 29 years the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (DCMME) and the Global Supply Chain Management Initiative (GSCMI) Center have been the focal point within the Krannert School of Management for promoting education, research and industrial engagement with those interested in operations management, manufacturing management, and supply chain management.

The Centers accomplish this through conferences, student competitions, and company projects that create venues for collaboration between firms, students and faculty around the state and across the globe. These opportunities place our students on the leading edge of emerging ideas and technologies and provide differentiating advantages in the manufacturing business. DCMME was initiated in 1987 with grants from Ameritech, Chrysler, Ingersoll-Rand, Hillenbrand Industries and TRW. In fall 1998, The Krannert School of Management announced the naming of the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises in honor of the Richard E. Dauch family.

“At American Axle & Manufacturing, we know that competition on a global scale will require the best we have to offer. The same is true for educating our future manufacturing leaders and encouraging innovation in manufacturing and technology research. I believe that DCMME, as evidenced by its past accomplishments and future plans, will play a crucial role in keeping American manufacturing lean, flexible, smart, innovative, profitable, and world competitive,” –Richard E. Dauch, Co-Founder American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM)

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