Supply Chain and Operations

The Department of Supply Chain and Operations was recently rated the top research program in the nation. This program trains scholars to conduct theoretically-grounded, methodologically-rigorous research that addresses relevant problems facing operations and supply chain managers within and across organizations that are embedded in global supply chains. The success of this program stems from its globally-recognized and widely-cited faculty. The program provides a uniquely rigorous and rewarding experience for students that prepare them for a successful research-driven academic career in PhD-granting business schools.

Alumni Perspective

Suvrat Dhanorkar

"I was surrounded by faculty and staff who were always eager to help...every effort is made to make sure that the students are protected and nurtured, so they can focus on doing what they are expected to do - excellent research! The Supply Chain & Operations (SCO) Department has a prolific group of dedicated scholars, working on groundbreaking research with a widespread impact on business and society. From healthcare to manufacturing and from analytical modeling to data-driven empirical research, SCO faculty and PhD students work on a diverse array of problems that have direct relevance for practitioners. As I reflect back on my years in the program, it feels amazing to know how much the Carlson PhD develops your abilities as a thinker, scholar and teacher."

Suvrat Dhanorkar
PhD '15
Supply Chain & Operations
Placement: Pennsylvania State University