Skip to Content
Purdue Krannert School of Management logo

Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (DCMME)

Our Mission: For over 29 years the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (DCMME) has been the focal point within the Krannert School of Management for promoting education, research and industrial engagement with those interested in operations management & manufacturing management. The Center accomplishes this through conferences, student competitions, and company projects that create venues for collaboration between firms, students and faculty around the state and across the globe. These opportunities provide our attendees with the resources to stay on the leading edge of emerging ideas and technologies and provide differentiating advantages in the manufacturing business.

Manufacturing Excellence is what DCMME corporate partners practice, what DCMME faculty partner’s research, and what DCMME student partners learn. We stand ready at the nexus of industry, faculty, and student endeavors to meet the wide array of challenges that face the manufacturing sector, serving as a catalyst for collaboration and a motivating force in: Creating innovative solutions for our corporate partners.

  • 2017 DCMME Fall Conference

    Bringing together industry, faculty, and students for a focused discussion on manufacturing featuring leading industry speakers to discuss this topic. Providing excellent networking venue.

    Date: Friday, September 29, 2017

    Location: Purdue Memorial Union Ballroom

    Invitees: Industry, Faculty, Students

    Financial Support: $1,600 - $40,000

    • Gold Conference Named Sponsor - $15,000+: Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Named overall conference sponsor. Company promo table set up at event.
    • Black Conference Sponsor - $10,000+: Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Named meals sponsor
    • Silver Conference Sponsor - $6,000+: Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Named as Event Sponsor (company logo included) Annual Report, Website, Conference Programs, conference newsletter
    • Poster Competition - $1,600+: Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Named Poster Event Sponsor recognition (company logo included) Annual Report, Website, Conference Programs, conference newsletter. Receive resume packet of all student participants. Company promo table set up at the event.

    Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: *All prior level benefits included in each subsequent level.

  • Center Core Support

    Center Core Support includes items such as:

    • Gold Foundation Partner - $40,000+: Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Access to center engagements limited to Gold Partners
    • Black Foundation Partner - $25,000+: Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Future event expenses waived for any # of company attendees. Access to center learning lab, center project consulting.
    • Silver Foundation Partner - $15,000+: Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Partner recognition (company logo included) Annual Report, Website, Conference Programs, Center marketing materials, newsletters.
    • Memberships Gold Individual - $2,000 Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Company Named Member Dinner and recognition (Annual report, website, event program).
    • Memberships Black Individual - $500 Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Member company sponsor recognition (Annual report, website, event program).
    • Memberships Silver Individual - $100 Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Membership recognition (name & company included in membership listing) Annual Report & Website, Receive Center research journal, annual members dinner with guest speakers.


    Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: *All prior level benefits included in each subsequent level.

  • Center Student Support

    Center Student Support includes items such as:

    • Gold GA Sponsorship - $25,000+: Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Named GA Sponsor recognition (annual report, website). Assigned to specific GA.
    • Black GA Sponsorship - $15,000+: Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: GA sponsor recognition (annual report, website).
    • Silver GA Sponsorship - $10,000+: Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: GA sponsor recognition (annual report, website).
    • Scholarships - $2,000 – 20,000 Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Scholarship Donor page recognition (annual report, website)
    • Undergraduate Case Competition - $10,000 Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Named Case Competition Event Sponsor recognition (company logo included) Annual Report, Website, Conference Programs, conference newsletter. Receive resume packet of all student participants. Company promo table set up at the event. Invited to networking dinner with students.

    Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: *All prior level benefits included in each subsequent level.

  • Other Support Areas

    Other support areas includes such items as:

    • InMac Consortium - $15,000+
    • Center Certification & Awards - $1,000 Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Sponsor Recognition at ceremony and in annual report, newsletter, website, event program.
    • Center Branding - $1,500 Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Sponsor recognition website, annual report
    • Board Seat/Dinner Naming - $2,000 Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Named meeting, recognition annual report, event program, website
    • Digital Engagement Center – Facility - $50,000 Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Company named engagement center, recognition annual report, website, center marketing materials. Full access to facility.
    • Digital Engagement Center – Operations - $50,000 Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: Company named engagement center, recognition annual report, website, center marketing materials. Full access to facility.

    Recognition, Visibility, Benefits: *All prior level benefits included in each subsequent level.