Bauer Supply Chain Forum

Bauer Supply Chain Forum

About the Forum

The Bauer Supply Chain Forum provides a conduit for information exchanges between the C. T. Bauer College of Business Supply Chain Management academic programs and the greater Houston business community. Through the engagement and support of industry partners, BSCF supports student professional development and recruiting, curriculum development, research collaboration, SCM forums for business professionals and SCM continuing education.

Our Mission

  • To build Bauer SCM as a recognized thought leader in SCM research and education
  • “Locally responsible, nationally competitive, and globally recognized in supply chain management”
  • This will be accomplished by focusing on:
    • Knowledge creation and dissemination
    • Industry relevance and value creation
    • Enhanced business analytics of all graduates
    • Student and faculty professional development



Research Collaboration Opportunities:

  • Faculty and Ph.D. students
  • Supply Chain Leaders
  • Applied research consulting projects

Student Development
& Recruitment:

  • Case competitions
  • Corporate projects for graduate students
    (MS SCM & MBA)
  • Classroom speakers
  • Mock interviews
  • SCM Career Mixers

Industry Engagement & Collaboration Events:

  • Executive Steering Group meetings (Fall/Spring)
  • Bauer Supply Chain Forum Symposium (Fall)
  • Bauer Supply Chain Leaders (Spring)
  • Executive Development Program
  • Certifications
  • Custom Programs

Areas of Engagement with the Bauer Supply Chain Forum

  • Curriculum Development
  • Continuing Education for Executives
  • Professional Networking
  • Research Collaboration
  • Student Recruiting
  • Student Development

Research Collaboration

The Bauer Supply Chain Forum aims to bring together companies, faculty and graduate students to discuss the most pressing issues in supply chain management, giving them the opportunity to solve the problems that will benefit the participants, as well as give our faculty and graduate students real-world experience.

  • Academic and practitioner oriented
  • Decision Science Institute (DSI)

Industries of current research include:

  • Healthcare
  • Energy
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing/Distribution

Research topic areas include:

  • Demand planning
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory management
  • Network design
  • Scheduling
  • Information sharing and coordination
  • Organization design in healthcare
  • Logistics
  • Complex services

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the fastest growing business discipline. With global operations becoming more complex, companies in manufacturing, retail and technology – and the consulting firms that service them – are scrambling to hire people with supply chain expertise and enhance the skills of current employees. But these experts and training opportunities are hard to come by. The Bauer College of Business is addressing this need and has assembled nationally renowned faculty in supply chain management to help provide business professionals with an opportunity to advance their careers by enhancing their professional knowledge and obtaining an advanced professional credential in the field of SCM. The MS SCM program provides a focused course of study that will increase the understanding of the theory and practice of supply chain management.


Contact Us

For information on the Bauer Supply Chain Forum, please contact:
Dale L. Tibodeau, D.Eng., P.E.
Director of BSCF
Professor of Practice
Dept. of DISC
334 Melcher Hall, Room 275D
Houston, Texas 77204-6021
Phone: 713-743-4691
Cell: 713-502-5118
Fax: 713-743-4940