UMSL’s Supply Chain & Analytics department is focused on delivering value to the region’s business community through strong collaboration, preparing students for success and conducting impactful research. Our Industry Partners have direct access to the region’s only public research university, with benefits including recruiting students, learning about the latest research, and engaging with our faculty to help you solve difficult supply chain and analytics problems.
The highest level of interaction with our department is an applied research project. These engagements involve one or more faculty members working with a graduate student to solve a difficult problem. These projects are great for problems that need deep analytical and supply chain knowledge that may not reside or be available at your company. Our faculty will work with your team to define and understand the problem, identify and gather the data, develop the model and conduct sensitivity analysis to support the decisions you make to solve the problem. Your team can co-author the scholarly articles that our faculty will write at the completion of the project.
The best problems for an applied research grant:
· Require answers and insights
· Would benefit from new knowledge versus applying an existing model or process
· Can be published in the academic literature
Engaging with Industry helps us stay current on new challenges, state-of-the-art practices, provides internship and career opportunities for our students, and makes a positive impact on the St. Louis region. Engage with us!