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FOSTERING THE CENTER’S DEVELOPMENT

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

A CENTER THAT CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING

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Devos Research


Doug and Maria DeVos - Faculty Summer Research Awards

The Doug and Maria DeVos Faculty Summer Support Award in Global Supply Chain Management has generously awarded $25,000 to Krannert faculty each year in support for research with themes revolving around Global Supply Chain Management, conducted over the summer academic break. This important sponsorship has been funded since 2005 and has benefited a diverse set of faculty from across the Krannert School of Management. Without these vital funds, chosen faculty would have been unable to carry out their important mission of looking at Global Supply Chain Management thorough a rigorous academic lens, innovating new approaches and applying fresh solutions.

Each year, the research style has varied from theory development to empirical research based on primary or secondary data sets. While the primary purpose of the research funding was aimed at enabling faculty to pursue their research agenda, which complements the GSCMI’s mission, additional incentive has been provided to researchers willing to broadly communicate the results of their summer work to DCMME/GSCMI center partners through the annual Fall Operations Conference.
The summary of researchers and their DeVos Research overviews that follow are a tribute not only to the academic capability that can be found at the Krannert School of Management, but also to the entire DeVos family, for which this work is dedicated.

The summary of researchers and their DeVos Research overviews that follow are a tribute not only to the academic capability that can be found at the Krannert School of Management, but also to the entire DeVos family, for which this work is dedicated.

We are proud to have been the guardians of the DeVos Faculty Summer Support Award in Global Supply Chain Management for its 7-year term (2005-2012), and are equally proud of the strong works that were born due to the DeVos’s family leadership in promoting research in the field of Global Supply Chain Management studies.


2011: Supplier Diversity Valuation Study at Purdue University

Lead Project Sponsor: Jesse Moore
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ananth Iyer 
Staff: Andreea Duru, Donald McCreary, Mary Pilotte
Student Graduate Assistants: Anthony Fisher, Tanmay Mehra, Brady Moss, Jessica Rush

Research Topic: Supplier Diversity Valuation Study at Purdue University

The Supplier Diversity Study at Purdue sought to develop tangible quantitative and qualitative metrics associated with supplier diversity initiatives within academic institutions, for the purpose of evaluating the financial business case to support supplier diversity at the institutional level. The project evaluated Purdue University’s utilization of women and minority owned businesses relative to the university’s entire procurement spending. Extensive research was completed for this task, including creating an extensive database for all the FY 2011 competitive bids and sole sourced contracts, while considering multiple stakeholder interviews, and benchmarking with corporations. The analysis of the data concluded that increased competition and access to minority and women owned businesses can improve spend efficiency, while simultaneously creating a supply base that reflects the diversity of both internal associates and external customers.