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Thought leadership, innovative perspectives and real-world impact from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. Faculty and staff weigh in on relevant issues and discuss how their work makes an impact – illuminating how and why, Broad matters.

May 26, 2021

Through strong industry partnerships, innovative collaborations, and a desire to aim higher and do more, Broad Spartans are advancing the future of supply chain. The third and final episode of our Supply Chain Management mini-series  explores the wide range of unconventional and innovative research by MSU supply chain faculty who are offering solutions for today’s biggest challenges. 

Special thanks to Steven Melnyk, Simone Peinkofer, Vedat Verter, Stan Griffis, and Sriram Narayanan for discussing their research with our producers. MSU Supply Chain Management Mini-Series Part 3 of 3.

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For more on advancements around innovation and inclusion within supply chain management, listen to the "Abilities, Opportunities and the Future of Work (AOFOW)" podcast, a collaboration between the Department of Supply Chain Management in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and Michigan Rehabilitation Services:

Also, watch the full installment of "Lessons Learned: Supply Chain Disruption Amid COVID-19 Series", featuring Sriram Narayanan and Stan Griffis, at


Hosted by Shana Redd and Ken Szymusiak

Produced by Chelsea Stein and Zach Hall

Written by Chelsea Stein

Edited by Zach Hall

Music: "Brick By Brick" written by Stephen Keech and performed/produced by Half Measure via

"Closing Credits" performed/produced by Joshua Spacht via

"Moonlit Forest" written by Doug Ransom and performed/produced by Outside the Sky via

"Nature of Things" performed/produced by Sounds Like Sander via

"Tidal Wave" performed/produced by BRASKO via

"Towards You" written by Marshall Usinger and performed/produced by Acreage via

"Six Minutes of Peace" written, produced, and performed by Stephen Keech via