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Supply Chain & Operations Department

Talent, discovery, and engagement

Supply Chain & Operations management enhances the flow of raw materials, finished goods, information, and services to maximize value for consumers. In today's global business landscape, supply chain leaders make strategic choices that impact the vitality of the business and sustainability of the planet.

The Carlson School Supply Chain and Operations Department fosters supply chain talent through its academic programs, provides training to established professionals, and drives innovation in this critical function of business.

By the Numbers


Supply Chain and Operations Research Productivity - Production and Operations Management Society


Business Undergraduate Program - U.S. News & World Report


Part-Time MBA Program - U.S. News & World Report

MS in Supply Chain Management

This one-year cohort program allows driven professionals to accelerate or transition into supply chain careers.

Developed in close consultation with senior executives from major multinational companies headquartered in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, the new MS in Supply Chain Management Program provides the skills, knowledge, and insights professionals need to lead and transform supply chains that drive success and deliver value.

Learn more about the MS-SCM

Industry Partners

Supply chain leaders and organizations can access the department's expertise for a variety of purposes.

  • Hire Carlson School students
  • Partner on academic research
  • Initiate a consulting project
  • Join the Advisory Board
  • Obtain professional development
  • Sponsor the National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition

Engage with the Carlson School

WATCH: Supply Chain and Operations at the Carlson School

Professor Kingshuk Sinha discusses the supply chain and operations presence at the Carlson School and how its research and teaching helps design reliable, responsive, resilient, and responsible supply chains around the world.