Ilitch Business supply chain management program continues to improve in notable journal rankings

The global supply chain management program at Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business continues its upward trend with an improved standing in the 2020 SCM Journal List rankings. Ranked 229 out of 414 programs in 2015, the Ilitch School has moved up to 53 out of 452 among empirical SCM programs in the most recent rankings, which puts the program in the top 12 percent worldwide.

“Our program ranking in the top 12 percent globally is a great achievement for us and a credit to our outstanding research faculty,” said John C. Taylor, chair of the Ilitch School’s Department of Marketing and Global Supply Chain Management. “We are competing with some of the best universities in the world, and this ranking demonstrates our strong credibility in empirical SCM research and the value we bring to companies and students alike.”

The annual University Rankings accounts for publications during the prior five years and is based on output in journals that are primarily empirically-focused (Decision Sciences Journal, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management and Journal of Supply Chain Management), according to the SCM Journal List website.

The SCM Journal List is governed by the SCM Congress, which is composed of scholars from many of the leading supply chain management programs throughout the world.

The Mike Ilitch School of Business is an established leader in global supply chain management education and research. In 2020, the graduate program was ranked among the nation’s top 25 according to Gartner, a leading industry research company that releases rankings every other year. In the same year, the Ilitch School’s undergraduate degree program was ranked #28 in the country, also by Gartner.

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