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College of Supply Chain Management

The finalists for the POMS 2016 SCM College Best Student Paper Competition have been determined. We received 46 papers this year and have selected five finalists. The list of finalists is given in the details below. The finalists are required to present their paper at one of two sessions at the POMS Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. The two sessions are scheduled for Saturday May 7, 8:00am-9:30am and 9:45am-11:15am.

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This year, the POMS College of Supply Chain Management is organizing a tour in lieu of a mini-conference at the upcoming POMS conference in Orlando. It will take place on Thursday May 5, 2016 (the day before the POMS conference starts) from 1:30 to 3:30pm. The tour is of is the primary Merchandise Distribution Center (DC2) for Walt Disney World. The facility holds between 18K-22K unique items at a time, fluctuating seasonally, and supports over 300 locations ranging from small kiosks to 100K square foot stores as well as, all four Disney Cruise Line ships, Disney Vacation Clubs in Hilton Head and Vero Beach, and the Disney Store Online facility in Memphis. In 2008, the warehouse underwent a multi-million dollar automation and system upgrade, including the installation of nearly two miles of powered conveyor, an electronic warehouse control and management system, and a new pick mezzanine.

Transportation from the Hilton hotel will be organized, with busses leaving at 1pm. The tour will last about 2 hours, including a Q&A session with distribution center managers. After returning to the hotel, we will host a reception from 4:30 to 6pm. The participation fee for this event is $40 (only $20 for doctoral students).

The registration for the tour is now closed.

Mission Statement

The College of Supply Chain Management is a special interest group of POMS that seeks to create a community for researchers in supply chain management. The college embraces the full spectrum of research paradigms including modeling, empirical and field-based work and facilitates close interaction between academics and practitioners through focused conferences.

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Board Members 2014-15

President: Ravi Anupindi, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Past President: Nicole DeHoratius, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Vice President - Communications: Dorothee Honhon, Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas
Vice President - Meetings: Kyle Cattani, Kelly School, Indiana University
Vice President - Special Events: John Gray, Fisher College, Ohio State University
Secretary: Chris Parker, Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University
Treasurer: Nitin Bakshi, London Business School

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