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Manufacturing Excellence is what DCMME corporate partners practice, what DCMME faculty partners research, and what DCMME student partners learn. For nearly 25 years, we have stood ready at the nexus of industry, faculty, and student endeavors to meet the wide array of challenges that face the manufacturing sector, serving as a catalyst for collaboration and a motivating force in:

  • Creating innovative solutions for our corporate partners.
  • Driving cutting-edge manufacturing management research by our faculty partners.
  • Delivering course content that compels and excites our student partners.

Please explore our website to learn more about our passion for manufacturing, and how you can share in and benefit from our efforts!


Many of today's most successful firms attribute their success to a strategically managed global supply chain. The complexities of coordinating and collaborating within a global network of designers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers grow as businesses seek to attain a competitive advantage through carefully formulated strategies for managing flows in physical, informational and financial channels.

Supply Chain Management is the process of ensuring that products are produced and delivered quickly and efficiently:

  • Drives coordination of processes and activities among marketing, sales, product design, manufacturing, finance and information technology.
  • Encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion and all logistical activities.
  • Includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers.
  • Integrates supply and demand management within and across companies.
  • Responsible for linking major business functions and business processes within and across companies into a cohesive and high-performing business model.

The Global Supply Chain Management Initiative gives current and future managers the opportunity to be on the forefront of emerging ideas and technologies that promise to provide a differentiating advantage to businesses in the future.

This initiative offers a broad-based approach to develop your business skills through a variety of programs.