Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management

For more than 25 years, Duquesne has been a leader in Supply Chain Management education and garnered regional and national recognition in the process. The new Center is focusing on how information systems and technology can enhance the management of complex, integrated supply chains. This will boost both our undergraduate program as well as our new Master of Science and Certificate in Supply Chain Management launching in Fall 2018.

Our supply chain students will learn how to improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of supply chains by using advanced planning, scheduling, procurement, management, transportation, and warehouse management systems and technologies.

The center of excellence offers six labs where students can simulate making presentations, participate in meetings, and perform negotiations between buyers and sellers while their activity is being recorded with cameras which can be reviewed, critiqued and evaluated with the student.

The center has integrated SAP's ERP (enterprise resource planning) software into the curriculum of several classes allowing students to perform exercises which simulate real business world transactions in sales, purchasing, planning, warehousing and inventory, and see the financial consequences in the general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable.

The center has a mentoring program that pairs supply chain students with a mentor in a related career which allows the student mentee the opportunity to learn from a mentor's experience. The program lasts for a full academic year.