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The Axia Institute partners with the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance (MiHIA) to promote the Safe Storage of Prescription Drugs.  Learn more about MiHIA’s Opioid Regional Strategy map and its comprehensive strategy to combat abuse.

Axia Institute’ Executive Board Member, J. Donald Sheets, speaks to the 2018 Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar »
Katherine A. Franz, Executive Director of the Axia Institute featured on Michigan Business Network (MBN)’s globalEdge Business Beat »

Leveraging serialization to create a smarter supply chain »

Dr. Bahar Aliakbarian to Present at MSU’s Academy for Global Engagement Campus Convening »

Hatfield Named Director of Marketing and Communications at The Axia Institute »

The Axia Institute Researchers Chosen for Fellowship Program »

MSU’s Axia Institute Welcomes Researchers, Industry Leaders and Faculty to Midland for Its 2017 Summit: Adding Value to the Supply Chain »

Seven Years on Top: U.S. News Ranks Broad as Leader in Supply Chain »

Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation Becomes The Axia Institute »

Two MRIVCC Projects Named Finalists in Manufacturing Leaders Awards »

Industry Leader Sheets Joins MSU’s Broad College as Executive-in-Residence »

Amanpreet Kaur Joins Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation »

Bahar Aliakbarian Joins Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation »

Dow High Students Explore Business Principles for STEM During Simulation »

Don Buchalski Joins Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation »

Delivering high-impact value chain solutions and educational programs »

New Executive Director of MRIVCC Named »

MRIVCC Hosts Open House at New Office »

Interim Executive Director David Closs Discusses Education at the MRIVCC »

Luncheon Celebrates Launch of MRIVCC »

MSU Launches Value Chain Research Institute in Midland »

Upcoming Events

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September 19, 2018
Session 1 – Value Chain Overview & Customer Value
2:00-6:00 p.m.

September 26, 2018
Session 2 – Value Chain Trends & Implications
2:00-6:00 p.m.

October 3, 2018
Session 3 – Procurement
2:00-6:00 p.m.

October 10, 2018
Session 4 – SCODE Simulation
2:00-6:00 p.m.

October 17, 2018
Session 5 – Sales & Operations Planning
2:00-6:00 p.m.

October 24, 2018
Session 6 – Logistics & Network Design
2:00-6:00 p.m.

October 31, 2018
Session 7 –  Anti-Counterfeiting, Brand Protection, Risk Management & Sustainability
2:00-6:00 p.m.

November 7, 2018
Session 8 – SCODE Simulation & Conclusion
2:00-6:00 p.m.

Past Events

October 25, 2016
2016 Global Summit: “Supply Chain Talent: Demand. Development. Deployment.”
Theme: Supply Chain Talent
Location: Midland Country Club

February 6, 2016
Networking Event: MSU Alumni & Friends
Location: Great Lakes Loons Stadium

September 11, 2015
MRIVCC 2015 Summit: Furthering the Bold Research Vision
Themes: Water Quality and Delivery and Food Safety and Sustainability
Location: The H Hotel, Midland, MI

March 25, 2015
“Supply Chain and Economic Development”
Speakers: David Closs, John H. McConnell Chair in Business Administration and chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management at MSU, and Peter Anastor, managing director at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Location: MRIVCC Office, 715 E. Main Street, Suite 115, Midland, MI

December 4, 2014
“Water Reuse for Potable Supplies: Ensuring Safety”
Speaker: Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at MSU
Location: The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI

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