When your organization sponsors the Supply Chain Consulting Studio course you will get to work with a team of top Supply Chain Management students to tackle your most pressing business challenge, guided by senior faculty.
Our Supply Chain Management students are smart, creative, and energetic; with diverse backgrounds and 0-10 years of practical work experience. They will spend 14 weeks working on your project, from early January to April.
Proposal Opens: August 1, 2022 | Proposal Closes: October 21, 2022 | Project Timeline: January - April
Project Duration: 14 Weeks | Program Capacity: 18 projects
Get a fresh look at your business issue from an unbiased team.
Receive thorough, data-driven recommendations.
Gain exposure to the latest business tools and techniques practiced by faculty and top students.
Build relationships with Ross students, reinforcing recruiting strength with Ross.
Directly invest in the education and development of tomorrow's business leaders.
The first step to sponsoring a project is to develop a project proposal.
Supply Chain Consulting Studio delivers the most value when you have pressing issues with no simple solutions. The best projects:
- Require a multidisciplinary approach.
- Have no existing or obvious solution.
- Can be successfully completed in 14 weeks.
- Have strong support from senior-level management.
- Demand a set of actionable recommendations.
- Provide a dedicated and engaged project liaison.
- Provide relevant data, which may be proprietary, to the SCCS team.
- Arrange for the SCCS team to interview key personnel appropriate to the project.
- Facilitate a site visit, conditions permitting.
- Sponsors are asked to invest in their project via a modest program fee, which goes directly to support the student experience and non-instructional costs. The program fee would also include travel costs for the student site visit. Specific project cost information is available from the Office of Action-Based Learning upon request and via the proposal form.
If you have a potential project in mind, here are the next steps:
1. Developing a Project Proposal
We’ll work with you to ensure that the proposal meets the objectives of the school as well as your organization. Program capacity is limited to 18 projects for Supply Chain Consulting Studio.
2. Receive approval: Ross faculty review all proposals.
We’ll get back in touch to provide an update on the status of your project within a month of the proposal deadline.
3. Introduce your project
Students bid to work on approved projects and are assigned, along with faculty mentors, according to their preferences and your stated needs. Sponsoring organizations have the opportunity to introduce their project to the entire cohort in February.
4. Start the project
Students immerse themselves in your project, traveling and working on-site as required.
Office of Action-Based Learning RossActionLearning@umich.edu 734-615-2096
Fill out our MAP Interest Form and a member of the Ross Action-Based Learning team will contact you with more information and to discuss your ideas.