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The Center for Supply Chain Management connects three primary stakeholders through its programs and activites: Pitt Business students, faculty, and industry representatives with high expertise in supply chain management. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Center Director Prakash Mirchandani.

The Center enhances the supply chain management curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its oversight of degree and certificate programs, case competitions, and consulting-based courses with a supply chain management focus.

Programs & Activities

Degree Programs

Business Analytics and Operations Area of Study and related areas

Degree and Certificate Programs

Area of Concentration in Operations Management

Global Supply Chain Management Certificate

Project Management Certificate

Business Analytics Certificate

Six Sigma Certification

SAP Certification


Class Consulting Projects

Consulting Field Projects – The three-credit course, which can have a supply chain management focus, lets students complete a strategic consulting project for a client organization.

Six Sigma Theory and Practice – The three-credit course lets students complete hands-on consulting projects with a focus on process improvement and quality control. Students work under the guidance of an industry mentor with Black Belt Six Sigma certification. 


Case Competitions

Crane Case Competition - Held in the fall term, the competition features a "live case" on a supply chain management issue that Crane Co. is experiencing at that moment in time. The judging panel is staffed by several managers from Crane Co who travel to Pitt for the competition. 

The fall 2015 Crane Case Competition was organized by Katz MBA students Sneha Kumari, Michelle Masters, Lucy Raymond, and David Uber under the direction of Katz Professor Prakash Mirchandani. Four executives from Crane — Tony DiFrusica, Cheryl Giardini, Leanna Praetzel, and Amir Shahravar — judged the student analysis and recommendations.  Several faculty and MBA Office Staff attended the student presentations. See photos of the competition here

The winning teams were:

1st Place: (Team 4) Kyle Franklin, Payal Mathur, Bhanu Theja Narne, and Rohan Pande
2nd Place: (Team 5) Zachary Ramsey, Anurag Khandelwal, Rojo John, and Meichen Luo
3rd Place: (Team 7) Manjunath Nellaiappan, Abagail Badger, Martin Badget, and Tamika Riley

Degree and Certificate Programs

Major in Supply Chain Management

Certificate Program in Supply Chain Management

Case Competitions

Race To The Case Supply Chain Management Competition – Launched in fall 2014, the competition challenged undergraduate business students to collaboratively address a contemporary supply chain management issue.