Marquette’s supply chain management program among best in nation


July 18, 2011

Leading supply chain trade organization ranks undergraduate program 14th overall

The College of Business Administration's undergraduate supply chain management program has been named among the best in the country by Gartner Inc., the nation’s top supply chain industry organization. Marquette’s program was ranked 14th.

Gartner released the 2011 list at its annual June conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. This is the first year Marquette has made the yearly top 25 list.

“Our supply chain program embodies the college’s focuses on applied learning, relevant and impactful research, ethics, and global perspective,” said Linda Salchenberger, James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration. “We’re proud to be recognized for these efforts by the industry and our peers.”

“Rankings are just one factor we look at in evaluating quality, but to be listed among the nation’s best by a supply chain organization of Gartner’s caliber is a testament to the strength and momentum of our program,” said Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management.

Fisher credits the faculty, including Mark Cotteleer, associate professor of management, for the program’s success. “We have a bench of talented professors who are not only leading scholars, but passionate teachers,” he said. “Couple that with our amazing students, and this is a program we are all very proud of.”

Gartner surveyed more than 400 practitioners and academics to rate collegiate supply chain programs based on industry value (40 percent), program size (20 percent) and program scope (40 percent). Respondents were asked to assess how well these programs meet the changing needs of supply chain professionals and how efficiently research and innovation reach the student population. Gartner also factored in information provided by the schools regarding enrollment numbers, programs and faculty size.

More information on Marquette’s Center for Supply Chain Management is available online.