supply chain: 2018-2019 focus

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Corporate Partners Program will focus on the supply chain. The program will explore recent trends and developments in increasing sustainability throughout the supply chain. 

The kickoff event for this year’s CPP program took place on October 2. Panelists at the event included Chuck Gatchell (VP/GM of Olympics and Athletes @ Nike), Bonnie Nixon (former Director of Supply Chain and Environmental Responsibility @ Hewlett-Packard) and Charles Corbett (Professor @ UCLA Anderson School of Management), with IoES Professor Alan Barreca serving as a moderator. Many interesting topics surrounding supply chain sustainability were introduced; to learn more about what was discussed by the panelists see the event summary.

This year’s research topics, selected based on discussions at the event and input from our membership, are listed below. Findings will be shared with community members at a year-end event on June 4, and will become available as green papers to our membership.


2018-2019 Student Research Topics

1. Going for the ‘green’: Gamification strategies for sustainability

Students: Carolyn Stephens (B.A. ’19) & Eden Axelrad (M.S. ’19)

Advisor: Bonnie Nixon

2. A look at multi-criteria decision making: How are corporate executives really accounting for sustainability?

Students: Amber Lam (B.S. ’20) & Malyhea Haghshenas (B.A. ’21)

Advisor: Charles Corbett

3. Sourcing sustainability: A guide to 3rd party supplier evaluation services

Students: Ben Tran (B.S. ’19) & Priyanka Radjou (M.S. ’19)

Advisor: Peter Kareiva