BANGALORE, INDIA: Infosys proclaimed an alliance with that of University of Southern California (USC), one of the world’s leading private research universities, to work meticulously with the Center of Global Supply Chain Management (CGSCM) at the University’s Marshall School of Business.
CGSCM will emphasise on advancing global supply chain management through three primary activities – instituting a robust industry network, proposing a variety of education programs and performing advanced rSupply Chain Management which is a growing field and accounts standing at $10 trillion or roughly 14 percent of the Gross World Product – the United States alone will need in excess of 1,000,000 qualified professionals in this field by fiscal 2016*. USC Marshall’s CGSCM will afford the paramount, globally integrated Master’s program on supply chain management affiliated to its mission of NEAR (Networking, Education and Advanced Research).
Highlights in this regard:
· As a founding associate, Infosys in partnership with USC Marshall will essay a key role on the CGSCM board to design the Center’s charter of activities and its progress in the near future
· Infosys will underwrite subjects aimed at advanced research and thought leadership papers. It will correspondingly synchronize with other CGSCM members counting industry experts, followed by organizations, trade bodies and last yet not the least; local authorities, to be able to conduct the Center’s activities
· CGSCM’s multi-faceted program encompasses a Master’s degree, followed suit by a specialized training course and Six Sigma Certification classes intended for working executives. The Master’s program presented online and on campus, will take account of two experiential learning trips en route for key supply chain hubs
· The Center will also host roundtable conferences, industry forums and panels, networking events and speaker series. Furthermore, it will conduct research on dares confronted by companies operating and backing its prowess to the supply chain space
· CGSCM’s other partners consist of leading multinational corporations from a number of industries
Nick Vyas, Director, USC Marshall Center of Global Supply Chain Management (CGSCM) reportedly said that: “The global supply chain space is seeing strong growth, with the United States alone spending nearly 10% of its GDP on supply chain activities every year. Capitalizing upon the Center’s global network and industry experience, along with the university’s renowned faculty, we hope to cultivate top talent and become the principal thought leader in the realm of global supply chain management. The USC Marshall CGSCM will work closely with Infosys and other companies across the globe to bridge the existing gap between supply and demand for skilled executives, who can meet the growing and complex demands of the supply chain industry.”