Research Project


The Center engages in cutting-edge research initiatives and thought leadership by connecting industry with our faculty and global network.

USC Marshall Global Supply Chain Management (CGSCM) is a world renowned STEM certified program, currently ranked #1 on and #6 on US News & World Report.

The Advanced Research Initiative at the USC CGSCM connects our world-class USC faculty with supply chain industry leaders, trade groups and other institutions. Together, we collect data, analyze trends, ask tomorrow’s questions, and propose regional, national and global best practices.

Current Projects

  • Port Solution Research -Exploring the system, capacity, and environmental impacts at the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles
    • Port Solution: Overall analysis
    • Port Solution: Model analysis
    • Port Solution: Clean Air 3.0- CO2 analysis
    • Port Modeling Simulations
  • Cancer Research Project – Harmonization of Clinical Research
  • GlassPoint Solar – Low Carbon Fuel Standard Market Supply Chain Analysis
  • GAP

Past Projects

Through our student graduate program and professional certification programs, we are training future business leaders to be experts in supply chain design and Lean Six Sigma methodology. Every year our students take on Lean Projects from a diverse array of organizations including Taco Bell, Frito Lay, the United Nations, and TOMS. We are constantly looking to raise the bar and challenge our students with new projects.

  • Sempra Energy: Constant Northrup Grumman Requirement Date & Supplier Data Management System – to identify issues and improve overall workflow processes and management.
  • Red Rocker Candy – Identify issues and improve overall workflow processes and management.
  • Bloomin’ Brands – The goal is to identify the issue and create a framework to solve the challenges with their perfect order fill rate metric. This is causing huge overnight costs, expedited freight, and loss in sales.
  • CR&A – Identify issues and improve overall workflow processes and management.
  • Dallas International Airport Research – Balancing growth in passenger and freight traffic along with the need to reduce and manage the carbon footprint. They must also achieve other green considerations and noise abatement. All this needs to be done in a cost optimization model.
  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) Feasibility Study
  • United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) Impact analysis Study
  • United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) Design of last mile network
  • Kaizen Retreat – CISO USC Hospital
  • The Future of Supply Chain in the Cloud Market Research Study
  • City of LA – Emergency Services; Post Disaster Services 2
  • UNFPA – Network Design using Drone for last mile in Africa (Ghana)