IBM backing for Centre for Supply Chain Management

Issued: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 00:00:00 GMT

IBM have announced that they will sponsor the Centre for Supply Chain Management at the University of Glasgow.

Dr. Hannah Goodman, Executive of IBM's Buy & Supply Services said: "IBM has a long history of innovation and excellence in business as well as information technology. This is an excellent opportunity for us to bring together our expertise with that of the University and in doing so drive real progress in the area of supply chain management. I am very excited at the prospect of our two organisations working together on truly ground-breaking initiatives."

Professor Macbeth of the Centre for Supply Chain Management added, "We are delighted that IBM are sponsoring the Centre and we look forward to developing new ideas and projects together as we learn from the best and apply that knowledge. The Centre aims to bring theory and practice together in mutually reinforcing ways and to bring that knowledge to as wide a community as we can reach. The support from IBM will be a significant help in making that happen."

The Centre for Supply Chain Management is an Internationally renowned Centre for Research and Development in Supply Chain Management and is already sponsored by SCMG Ltd, the University of Glasgow and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. It is the only Centre in Scotland and one of only four in the UK supported by CIPS.

The Centre's mission is to:

x To support high quality academic research in the field of Supply Chain Management

x To take an active part in the international network of academics and practitioners developing theory and practice

x To support the dissemination of innovative materials in the area of Supply Chain Management, Strategic and Operational Purchasing, Partnering Strategy and Logistics.

This is achieved through core activities such as a Research Club, academic and contract research, a teaching company programme, people development, publications, workshops, seminars and conferences.




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Or Professor Douglas Macbeth 0141 945 6461

or the University of Glasgow Press office on 0141 330 3535

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