Mission Statement

The USC Marshall Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute (Kendrick GSCI) exists to help predict, mitigate, and alleviate supply chain disruptions and risks. We are capitalizing upon our global network, industry experience, and renowned faculty, through Network, Education, and Advanced Research (NEAR).

The Institute is cultivating innovative, critical-thinking, and resilient student leaders in a digitally transformative, data-driven supply chain ecosystem delivering triple-bottom-line results: agility, resiliency, and sustainability. With NEAR, we can keep our member community up to date on industry macro and micro trends, news, and critical horizon scan.

Why Global Supply Chain Management?

Globalization has changed the world and demands a new caliber of industry leadership. The global marketplace’s exponential growth has increased the demand for supply chain professionals. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in the logistics sector will be 30% by 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Today, both private and public organizations require supply chain professionals who can do more than just help them navigate the new reality. The Kendrick GSCI provides those technical skillsets and critical knowledge to set the benchmark for world-class global supply chain management. We cultivate and nurture supply chain professionals who are spearheading positive impact and transformations into more resilient and agile organizations.

Understanding how to operate with agility and efficiency within the global supply chain is no longer just a tactical function; it is an intrinsic business function. Kendrick GSCI recognizes this shift and leads the initiative to meet this critical human capital need.

At the USC Marshall Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute, we work to instill in students the spirit and fervor of creating future leaders who will foster holistic leadership, embracing resiliency, agility, and sustainability in the organizations and communities that enrich the world.