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Supply Chain & Operations Department

The Supply Chain and Operations Virtual Front Desk will be open on Fridays (8 am-noon and 1-4:30 pm) from May 24 to August 16, 2024.  You will be able to reach us either by email or via our Zoom Front Desk link.

To access this virtual front desk, click the link and you will automatically join a Zoom meeting, where one of our staff members will assist you shortly.  It may take a few minutes for us to answer, so please be patient.

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


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Supply Chain and Operations Department ranking for Research Productivity as cited in a recent study published in Decision Sciences (Koufteros et al. 2020).


Best Supply Chain Graduate Program in North America, according to 2020 Gartner rankings.


Best Supply Chain Undergraduate Program in North America, according to 2020 Gartner rankings.

Supply Chain and Operations

Kingshuk Sinha, Professor, Department Chair and Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Sustainable Supply Chain, discusses how the research and teaching at the Carlson School of Management capitalizes on the Twin Cities business community, and helps create reliable, responsive, resilient, and responsible supply chains around the world.

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.

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 
  • Commission Supply Chain Solutions
  • Join the Advisory Board
  • Obtain professional development
  • Sponsor the National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition

Professor Sinha Moderates Supply Chain Round Table Discussion

Professor KK Sinha moderated a Supply Chain Round Table Discussion convened by Congresswoman Angie Craig to help out with the initiatives of the newly formed Bipartisan Supply Chain Caucus of the US House of Congress. The discussion involved leaders from the following sectors: food and agriculture, medical, transportation and logistics, small business, and global manufacturing.

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MS Supply Chain Management students

Supply Chain Solutions

Supply Chain Solutions is the capstone course for the MS in Supply Chain Management program at the Carlson School of Management. Students bring together learnings from the program and their previous expertise to solve a real-world supply chain challenge.

Students: Learn about the capstone experience.

Industry partners: Commission a supply chain solution.


Supply Chain & Operations Department