Academic/Industry Partnerships Produce Top Talent

Lamar Johnson

Senior Associate Director, Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence at The university of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

Learning Objectives

Outstanding Supply Chain Education is achieved through active partnerships between industry and academia to supplement the classroom with real world problems to solve, experiential learning exercises, and active executive involvement in the classroom. Learn how Gartner's Top Ranked Supply Chain university program for "Industry Value" has created deep relationships with multiple companies to produce top quality students.


Key Takeaways:



  • Active Partnerships between industry and academia produce the best education experiences

  • Industry has to see a positive ROI as measured by new employees that contribute right away

  • Academia has to see industry actively participating in the education process vs simply "cherry picking" top talent