About Us

Mission Statement

The USC Marshall Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute exists to connect the world through Global Supply Chain Management with Network, Education, and Advanced Research (NEAR).

Capitalizing upon its global network, industry experience and renowned faculty, the Institute is one of the top thought leaders in the realm of global supply chain management. As an industry leader in cultivating top business talent, the Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute is leading the effort to streamline supply chain efficiency in our increasingly global economy. Our state-of-the-art resource Institute is working with country-specific supply chain gateways to keep our member community updated with news, trends, and critical changes in the industry.

Why Global Supply Chain Management?

Jobs in supply chain management will continue to be in high demand as the global marketplace expands at an exponential rate. Jobs in the logistics sector will grow by 30% by 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. With the industry expanding at such a rapid pace, the Institute is expanding alongside it, with new partnerships and global network expansions. It is becoming clear to entities operating on a global scale that supply chain and its functions encompass everything, including marketing, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, inventory management, information technology, and customer relations. Global corporations are only now realizing that understanding how to operate effectively within the global supply chain is more than just a tactical function; it is an intrinsic business function.