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Supply Chain Management

The Center for Supply Chain Management is Northwestern Switzerland’s principle home for the digital transformation of Supply Chain Management, distribution, and logistics.

Whether it's personalised medicine, omnichannel retailing or industry 4.0 in precision manufacturing - digitally connected value creation spanning the entire lifecycle is the new basis of success for the core industries of Northwestern Switzerland.

The Centre for Supply Chain Management was founded on initiative of local industry. Together, we build up the new digital competencies in supply chain and logistics, and implement innovations.

Main research areas

• Digital Supply Chain Management and omnichannel retailing
• Digital logistics, interoperability and networks
• Digital Supply Chain compliance and digitally enabled foreign trade
• Applications of analytics, automation, robotics and artificial intelligence
• Digitally supported supply chain sustainability and circular economy
• Digital innovation, co-creation and new business models


• Context-dependent selection and implementation of supplier relationship management tools in international sourcing
Innosuisse funded

Head (ad interim)

Prof. Dr. Petra Asprion Lecturer, Institute for Information Systems
Telephone : +41 61 279 17 48 (direct)


Prof. Dr. Herbert Ruile Lecturer, Institute for Information Systems
Telephone : +41 61 279 18 32 (direct)
Prof. Dr. Joachim Ehrenthal Lecturer, Institute for Information Systems
Telephone : +41 61 279 18 95 (direct)

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