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For more than 30 years the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (DCMME) has been the focal point within the Krannert School of Management for promoting education, research and industrial engagement with those interested in operations management and manufacturing management.

The Center accomplishes 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.

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!

Center Directors

Ananth Iyer (2015 - 2022)
George Shanthikumar (2011 - 2015)
Ananth Iyer (2005 - 2011)
Herb Moskowitz (1991 - 2004)
Leroy B. Schwarz (1988 - 1990)

Message From The Dean

David Hummels

David Hummels

Dr. Samuel R. Allen Dean and Professor of Economics
Purdue University/Krannert School of Management

Thanks to our outstanding faculty, we produce students who have analytical insight and become global leaders. Centers play a large role in our success, and the Global Supply Chain Management Initiative (GSCMI) and Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (DCMME) mesh perfectly with the strengths of Purdue and the Krannert School. They also represent key areas for the United States in its quest to maintain its status as an economic superpower.

All businesses today are global. Advances in technology and logistics allow even the smallest operations in the most remote parts of the world to sell and ship goods. The firms that have the most strategically managed and effective global supply chains will be in the best position to enjoy sustained success. GSCMI gives both students and current practitioners insights into emerging ideas that will give their companies a competitive advantage in reaching a worldwide audience.

And let’s not forget the role manufacturing plays in economic success. Manufacturing has evolved tremendously in the past few decades with advances in science and technology. That evolution plays perfectly into Purdue’s strengths, and has made our university and school a leader in solving challenges and providing new directions for the manufacturing sector.

Our centers are directed by Ananth Iyer, a highly accomplished scholar in the field of operations management. We invite you to contact Professor Iyer and his staff to explore research, job/internship and outreach opportunities.