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Supply Chain Optimization and Logistics 

Center of Economic Excellence

Inception

2005

Award Amount

$2 million

Extramural Research Funding

$6.1 million

University Partner

Clemson University

Private Sector Partner

Fluor Corporation

The Supply Chain Optimization and Logistics Center is a component of a larger initiative, the Clemson Institute for Supply Chain Optimization and Logistics. Research at this Center focuses on supply chain modeling, material handling, logistics, planning systems, and distribution. The primary goals include:

  • Conducting interdisciplinary research of multifaceted problems associated with supply chains.
  • Supporting economic development by providing industries with access to Clemson’s resources and expertise in supply chain activities.
  • Delivering tangible products and services in the area of supply chain optimization and logistics through theoretical and applied research.
  • Conducting educational activities supporting technology transfer.

Fluor Corporation is a full non-state partner for this Center. The Center has major ongoing projects with Michelin and Milliken. As of 2010, more than 100 working professionals are enrolled in an online Capital Projects Supply Chain master’s degree related to this Center.

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