Supply chain and operations management program moves to the top

Logo for the Supply Chain rankingby Addie Rosenthal, Farmer School of Business

Miami University's supply chain and operations management program in the Farmer School of Business was recently ranked 17th overall internationally, third among nondoctoral schools and first among public universities without a doctoral program by the 2016 SCM Journal List. 

The ranking is based on research published in the four top empirical supply chain management journals (Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and Decision Sciences).

The SCM Congress explained the importance of these rankings, "There are many rankings of supply chain management programs, but none that include the SCM research that is produced. The annual SCM Journal List rankings fill this gap by ranking supply chain management programs based on research output in top-tier SCM and OM journals."

Byron Finch, professor and chair of the management department, said, "The growth of our program, strength of our recruiter base, and success of our students give us consistent reinforcement for what we are teaching. Our placement in this objective ranking among the top research-focused schools lets us know that our research focus and support is also right where it should be. This is a reflection of the efforts of the supply chain management faculty to balance teaching and research quality."

The SCM Journal List is governed by the SCM Congress, which is composed of scholars from many of the leading supply chain management universities throughout the world and which reviews the journals encompassed within the list every four years.