Monica Wooden Center for Supply Chain Management & Sustainability
The USF Muma College of Business has a growing focus in supply chain management, reverse logistics, and sustainability.
Supply chain management, reverse logistics, and sustainability greatly interest both domestic and international businesses because these issues impact their profitability — especially in today's competitive marketplace.
To that end, the USF Muma College of Business has created the Monica Wooden Center for Supply Chain Management & Sustainability at USF, the first center of its kind in Florida.
The center will employ globally recognized faculty to teach undergraduate and graduate students — as well as corporate clients — on these issues. The curriculum and training provided by the center will seek to increase the number of supply chain management professionals across industry segments.
The USF Muma College of Business is well-positioned to lead this effort because its faculty include five supply chain experts who are leading researchers on logistics issues, including one of the field's foremost scholars.
The center will not only add to the body of supply chain scholarship, but will also benefit the industry by producing research with solutions to real-world challenges.
Why this Center?
The research on logistics and supply chain management drives understanding of current supply chain issues and builds creative solutions to the problems they pose, with the potential to save companies billions of dollars.
In addition, this is a growing field for students to consider. US News & World Report recently predicted that logistics jobs would expand by 25 percent within the next decade, and identified logistics as one of the "20 Best Business Jobs." Logistics and supply chain management are also included in lists that rank top career fields for women during the next decade.