First-of-its-kind center fuels supply chain talent

December 14, 2022

Supporting the distribution and logistics sector in Tampa and fueling the talent pipeline is the Monica Wooden Center for Supply Chain Management & Sustainability. This first-of-its-kind center in Florida is housed at the University of South Florida Tampa campus and spearheads efforts related to degree programs and several community and industry initiatives.

Key industry partners such as Amazon, Bristol Myers Squibb and C.H. Robinson, among others, were consulted in the creation of USF’s program. Company executives provided insight around the skills graduates need and developing a vision for the program to grow and expand. As a result, leaders in the Muma College of Business worked together to launch Florida’s only global, end-to-end program focusing on every stage of supply chain: procurement, manufacturing, logistics, marketing, and reverse logistics.

The Center offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and provides experiential opportunities for students. It’s also home to the Supply Chain Innovation Lab, which brings together industry and academic supply chain management experts to work on research projects tackling some of the industry’s biggest challenges. The lab was created through a partnership with Jabil, and it serves as a “living lab” platform where industry experts, public agency professionals and faculty members work together on cutting-edge supply chain management research topics and address real challenges.

Read more about how the Monica Wooden Center for Supply Chain Management is meeting demand in this fast-growing field.