The CEnter for Supply Chain Management (CESCM) gathers a critical mass of faculty, researchers and experts in the field "Supply Chain Management" (SCM).
The definition of SCM is interpreted broadly to cover all aspects of production, logistics and the supplier relations. It combines operations management, management science and industrial organization in a systematic attempt to understand, model and support the multi-level organizational behavior.
CESCM research is in particular oriented towards : empirical analysis, the economic and systemic modeling of inter-organizational relations the study and development of methodologies and techniques for the decision support systems at all hierarchical levels of the chain the study, modeling and optimization of systems of decentralized or distributed coordination.
CESCM members are closely affiliated with CORE: Center of Operations Research and Economics.
The purpose of this Center is to bring to industrial firms new methods, new management practises which will help them face the future challenges of logistics and supply chain management at top and middle managerial levels.
The focus is on solving issues occuring in day-to-day operations as well as to help devise new strategies.