UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY INITIATIVE Corner (UII Corner)
Welcome to the University Industry Initiative Corner – or UII Corner, for short!
Our basic UII goal is to identify and pursue partnerships benefitting both the educational institutions as well as the bio-pharma companies. Such collaborations can be as creative as our creative spirits allow. Certainly, they can include student career opportunities, support for faculty research, enhanced networking, workforce education and training. But they might also include industry tracking studies, thought leader symposia, corporate-sponsored PhD programs, and more.
Our priorities are to:
(a) highlight and support any industry-academic engagements currently underway, and
(b) identify one or two new initiatives of interest to our members.
Contact Diana Bartlett (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information of this initiative and membership.
Below you will find our growing list of members of UII Corner.
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Arizona State University
Texas Christian University
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Title of area of expertise for membership in UII – academic-industry relationships and projects in the life science industry
Whether addressing a company’s problem or investigating an opportunity, ACPHS has faculty and student expertise in a variety of life science disciplines. These can help companies achieve their goals. Additionally, ACPHS can develop collaborations with multiple universities and companies to tackle industry-wide issues such as API shortages, integration of new technologies, workforce training, and more.
Corporate Engagement Lead
Cuneyt Eroglu is an Associate Professor in the Supply Chain and Information Management Group in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. He has earned his Ph.D. in Logistics from The Ohio State University, an M.S. degree in Management Science from the University of Miami, and a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.
Professor Eroglu’s main research interests are inventory management, retail operations, forecasting, and demand planning. His work has been published in several leading academic journals such as Production and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Business Logistics.
Before pursuing an academic career, he has worked at various capacities for Ryder, FedEx, and Ericsson for several years. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in operations management, supply chain management, transportation, forecasting, and demand planning.
Keck Graduate Institute
KGI offers innovative postgraduate degrees and certificates that integrate life and health sciences, business, engineering, pharmacy, and genetics. With a focus on team projects and hands-on industry experiences, KGI provides pathways for students to become leaders within healthcare and the applied life sciences.
We take corporate partnerships seriously—and this is reflected in graduation requirements. Students in many of our programs must fulfill two industry-related elements: a summer internship and a Team Master’s Project (TMP).
You can help us train the next leaders in supply chain by working closely with an energetic team of graduate students by sponsoring a TMP. Each team will contribute, in aggregate, 2,000 hours over the course of 9 months. KGI students complete coursework in biomanufacturing, operations, supply chain, regulatory affairs, quality and business and are ready to apply their knowledge to your specific needs. Each team is joined by a liaison from the company and a faculty advisor.
KGI graduate students have completed over 300 projects dating back to 2001. To review previous sponsors and projects visit www.kgi.edu/pastprojects
Professor of Practice
Dr. Ed Arnehiter possesses a unique combination of industry, consulting, and higher education experience that spans a 30 year period. Since 2016, Arnheiter has held a faculty appointment in operations management at the Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific. In addition, he is a professor of practice in the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences at KGI.
From 2011 to 2016, Arnheiter taught statistics, operations research, and operations management at the Sacramento campus of Drexel University. While at Drexel, he received the Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow Award from the LeBow College of Business and was appointed a Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence. Before moving to California in 2011, Arnheiter served for 12 years as a clinical professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Arnheiter has published and presented numerous papers, book chapters, and case studies on lean management, Six Sigma, process improvement, and quality management. His research investigates novel applications of lean Six Sigma methods to improve processes in health care, education, and traditional manufacturing.
Arizona State University
Supply Chain Management
The W. P. Carey Department of Supply Chain Management is consistently ranked Top 5 nationally for undergraduate and graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report. Our research advances knowledge in global supply chain management while focusing on issues of practical importance, and our faculty is globally recognized for expertise in procurement, supply management, operations management, logistics and supply chain performance optimization.
The Department has a strong focus on health sector supply chain and humanitarian logistics having carried out research on major health care system supply chains in the US and abroad. Health sector research has been sponsored by Department of Defense, USAID, integrated delivery systems, group purchasing organizations, suppliers and distributors. Research centers include:
The Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium (HSRC-ASU) is a research group within the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The consortium was founded in 2004 to bring together health sector organizations and academic researchers to conduct research on topics related to the strategic management of the health care supply chain.
CAPS Research (Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies) is the premier nonprofit global research organization dedicated to supply and supply chain issues. Since 1986, the center has been providing thorough, practical research for our strategic-minded corporate sponsors and the public. Our research products and events are aimed at executives with strategic responsibilities for the supply/sourcing/procurement effort.
Center for Supply Networks
The mission of the Center for Supply Networks at the W. P. Carey School of Business is to advance the science of supply networks and sustainability management. Our goal is to become the preeminent research institution in the discipline of supply chain management through a focus on studying supply networks and sustainability as complex adaptive systems.
Department health sector research has a strong focus on operations management, strategic management and logistics. Recognizing the unique aspects of the sector and health care organizations, including the role of clinicians, group purchasing organizations and patients as clients, faculty in the department have developed the concept of a “fully integrated supply chain organization” (FISCO) to assess the maturity of supply chain in provider organizations.
Professor of Supply Chain Management
Eugene Schneller earned his Ph.D. at New York University (Sociology). He was awarded an honorary Physician Associate (PA) degree from Duke University and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the A.T. Still University. He has held faculty and research scholar positions at Duke University, Union College (New York) and Columbia University.
His consulting and research focuses on health care policy, best practice adoption, supply chain purchasing strategy design and governance, human resource development and supply chain integration. He is a former director at Vomaris and the Barrow Neurological Institute and has served on advisory boards for both device manufacturers and information technology companies. He is on the Expert Advisory Council for SCAN health and serves as in an advisory capacity to W.L. Gore Associates. He is a frequent speaker at academic and corporate conferences and has facilitated strategic planning retreats, focus groups and scenario planning exercises.
He was Principal Investigator for the Department of Defense efforts to integrate the medical supply chains for the three services. He is co-founder of Healthcare Supply Chain eXcellence and Principal at Health Care Sector Advances.
Texas Christian University
Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Neeley School of business
The Center for Supply Chain Innovation is the nexus that brings together TCU Students, world-class professors and business experts to improve global supply chains from end to end by developing talented professionals and fostering innovation.
Through the BBA, Supply Chain Management; MBA with a concentration in supply chain; MS-SCM (Master of Science in Supply Chain Management) and the MS Certificate in Supply Chain, we are able to deliver top ranked students for internships and full time jobs.
Director, Outreach & Partnerships, Center for Supply Chain Management
Prior to joining TCU, Dave spent over 35 years in a variety of industry roles. As an entrepreneur, Dave was Co-founder and President of Signature Consultants, Inc., (1973) a business, finance, and economic consulting firm that he ultimately sold in 1993. He created and operated a variety of other businesses that are still profitable in Canada today.
Dave is recognized for the creative development of standardized systems and business processes, and for developing enabling technology throughout the entire supply chain. During his career, Dave has implemented over 30 different computer systems – WMS, ERP, Finite Scheduling, Product Launch, and Order Entry, among others. Dave serves on the Executive of the DFW CSCMP Roundtable and ISM-Fort Worth. He is past Chairman of the Supply Chain Council and past member of the Executive Committee of NASSTRAC.
Given his vast knowledge of the end-to-end, integrated supply chain, Dave is a frequent speaker on Global Supply Chain Trends and Digitalization. He has consistently demonstrated his passion for Supply Chain management, developing talent, and the need to advance Supply Chain theory and innovation throughout a variety of industries
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute
Driven by our Volunteer spirit and our passion for understanding and impacting how things work, the Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) partners with companies, industry organizations, academics and students to help identify their supply chain management (SCM) strategy and develop their talent. The Global Supply Chain Institute shapes and influences the practice of supply chain management by serving as the preeminent global hub for leading practitioners, academics and students to learn, network and connect. Its goal is to provide partners and students alike a competitive advantage by enhancing their knowledge and understanding of how the supply chain is evolving, at home and abroad.
Managing Director, Supply Chain Forum
Mary Long is the Managing Director of Global Supply Chain Institute’s Supply Chain Forum at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. Mary is a board advisor, lecturer, writer, and international speaker.
She has built an extensive supply chain career, most recently, as the Vice President of Logistics and Network Planning at Domino’s. Prior companies include Campbell’s Soup, General Mills, and Pepsi. Three outcomes have characterized her work: digital supply chain agility, customer-focused design, and stronger leaders and teams. Mary has co-authored two whitepapers, “Future Trends Shaping Transportation” (2020) and “Young Women’s Perspectives on Supply Chain Diversity and Inclusion” (2019).
She was named by the Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) to “Who’s Who Women in Life Sciences.” She earned her undergraduate degree in Quantitative Business Analysis from Cleveland State University and MBA in Operations and Logistics from Ohio State University.