Infosys today announced a partnership with the University of Southern California (USC), one of the world’s leading private research universities, to work closely with the Center of Global Supply Chain Management (CGSCM) at the University’s Marshall School of Business. CGSCM will focus on advancing global supply chain management through three core activities - establishing a robust industry network, offering a variety of education programs and performing advanced research.
Supply Chain Management is a growing field and accounts for $10 trillion or roughly 14 percent of the Gross World Product - the United States alone will need over 1,000, 000 qualified professionals in this field by 2016*. USC Marshall’s CGSCM will offer the first globally integrated Master’s program on supply chain management aligned to its mission of NEAR (Networking, Education and Advanced Research).
• As a founding member, Infosys in partnership with USC Marshall will play a key role on the CGSCM board to design the Center’s charter of activities and its future growth;
• Infosys will contribute topics for advanced research and thought leadership papers. It will also coordinate with other CGSCM members including industry experts, organizations, trade bodies and local authorities, to conduct the Center’s activities;
• CGSCM’s multi-faceted program comprises of a Master’s degree, specialized training courses and Six Sigma Certification classes for working executives. The Master’s program, offered online and on campus, will include two experiential learning trips to key supply chain hubs;
• The Center will also host roundtable conferences, industry forums and panels, networking events and speaker series. Additionally, it will conduct research on challenges faced by companies operating in and contributing to the supply chain space;
• CGSCM’s other partners include leading multinational corporations from various industries.
Nick Vyas, Director, USC Marshall Center of Global Supply Chain Management (CGSCM)
“The global supply chain space is seeing strong growth, with the United States alone spending nearly 10% of its GDP on supply chain activities every year. Capitalizing upon the Center’s global network and industry experience, along with the university’s renowned faculty, we hope to cultivate top talent and become the principal thought leader in the realm of global supply chain management. The USC Marshall CGSCM will work closely with Infosys and other companies across the globe to bridge the existing gap between supply and demand for skilled executives, who can meet the growing and complex demands of the supply chain industry.”
Rakhi Makad, Industry Principal, Infosys and Program Director from Infosys for USC Marshall CGSCM
“Working closely with manufacturing companies around the world, Infosys has developed a unique insight into today’s highly complex supply chains. We also have our sights set on how companies will best manage and optimize their supply chains in the future. CGSCM will offer students an opportunity to learn from professors and business leaders and solve real business problems. Our partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business will allow us to bring together some of the brightest minds spanning academia and the industry to help shape the future of the industry.”
* REFERENCE - The Logistics of Education and Education of Logistics - Exploring the Supply and Demand of the Logistics Workforce
About The Marshall School of Business
Consistently ranked among the nation's premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. With an alumni community spanning 123 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.
About the Center of Global Supply Chain Management (CGSCM)
Mission Statement - The USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management exists to connect the world through Global Supply Chain Management with Network, Education, and Advanced Research (NEAR). Capitalizing upon its global network, industry experience and renowned faculty, USC Marshall is poised to become one of the top thought leaders in the realm of global supply chain management. As an industry leader in cultivating top business talent, the Center for Global Supply Chain Management will lead the effort to streamline efficiency and supply chain in our increasingly global economy. Our state of the art resource center will work with country-specific supply chain gateways to keep our member community updated with news, trends and critical changes in the industry.
Infosys (infosys.com) is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. We enable clients, in more than 30 countries, to stay a step ahead of emerging business trends and outperform the competition. We help them transform and thrive in a changing world by co-creating breakthrough solutions that combine strategic insights and execution excellence.
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Ken Montgomery, GolinHarris for Infosys, USA
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