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This area provides some answers to frequent questions about ISCM. Please let us know if there are additional questions and answers that you would like included. If you have a question about ISCM that is not answered here, please send a note to Jim Rice, Deputy Director of CTL and Director of ISCM .

Back to Top Q: What is the Integrated Supply Chain Management Program?

The ISCM is a research consortium of non-competing companies. The focus is on supply chain, and the events and research agenda are driven and selected by the sponsors. The events typically consist of best practice exchange symposia and research colloquia for the sponsors. Learn more here.

Back to Top Q: How does the ISCM Program work?
  A: Companies join ISCM for the annual fee of $40,000. This supports the research agenda and all ISCM activities, and each company is encouraged to actively participate in each research project and all activities. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jim Rice at 617.258.8584 or by email at <jrice@mit.edu> Learn more about how ISCM works here.

Back to Top Q: How does the ISCM compare with the Supply Chain Exchange at CTL?

Both are consortiums of companies that are part of the Center for Transportation and Logistics and both host symposia that addresses supply chain issues. The Supply Chain Exchange partners are entitled to attend a series of symposia that the Center offers, but does not have a specific research agenda (ISCM has a research agenda). Also, while ISCM is primarily focused on supply chain issues, the Supply Chain Exchange has a broader focus including transportation, logistics and supply chain.

Back to Top Q: What is the research agenda for ISCM?
  A: The ISCM research agenda is the set of research projects that the ISCM Consortium supports. These projects are funded (partially or completely) by ISCM and are selected by the sponsors. Typically, ISCM will make an investment in a research project and then work with the researcher(s) over a period of time on the project, involving the sponsors as they are available and interested.



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