Academic Research Symposium (ARS) 

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professional’s (CSCMP) Academic Research Symposium (ARS) is an excellent opportunity to meet with academic peers and scholars to critically engage in scientific discourse and the exchange of ideas relating to academic research and teaching methodologies. This unique opportunity occurs concurrently with CSCMP’s professional supply chain conference and exhibition, EDGE, allowing academic attendees opportunities for engaging with the industry practitioners.

The 2024 symposium will examine past, present, and future innovations that continue to advance the supply chain management and logistics discipline (SCML). The ARS embraces research from all areas of business, featuring multiple breakout tracks by topical area as well as pedagogical (teaching) advances. The breakout tracks typically feature 3 tracks focused on research and 1 track is focused on pedagogy. Additionally, there are panel discussions, poster sessions, and roundtable discussion groups.

Registration

The Academic Research Symposium (ARS) is a 1.5-day event beginning on Saturday, September 28, 2024 and concluding on Sunday, September 29, 2024.

EDGE 2024 registrations include access to the ARS. ARS only tickets are also available.

ARS & EDGE

Member Type

Rate
CSCMP Member $995
Non-Member $2,495

ARS Only

Member Type

Rate
CSCMP Member $350
Non-Member $500

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received by:
    – August 15, 2024, 11:59 pm CST: Receive a full refund (less $50 administrative fee)
    – August 31, 2024, 11:59 pm CST: Receive a 50% refund
    – September 1, 2024 or later: No refunds will be accepted
  • All cancellations must be made by e-mail to conference@cscmp.org
  • CSCMP memberships are nontransferable and never refunded
  • Cancellation of travel and hotel reservations are the sole responsibility of the registrant

Agenda

Saturday Highlights

The ARS Conference kicks off on Saturday, September 28 with events from 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT:

  • All ARS registrations are welcome to stop by the annual JBL Meeting (begins at 1:00 pm)
  • Practitioner and Theory Panel (2:15 pm - 3:15 pm)
  • Academic Workshop (3:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
  • Meet the Academics Reception, Saturday evening (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Sunday Highlights

On Sunday, September 29 we'll begin our day with Welcome and Opening Remarks at 9:00 am. After, choose from several concurrent research presentation sessions and peruse poster sessions throughout the day.

  • Research and Poster Presentations in the morning and afternoon
  • Presentation of the Doctoral Dissertation Awards and Lunch (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
  • SIG Roundtables (3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)
  • Presentation of the Plowman Award and JBL Best Paper/Closing Remarks (4:15 pm - 4:45 pm)

Monday Highlights

On Monday, September 30 please join us for the Donald J. Bowersox Doctoral Symposium (8:00 am - 5:00 pm).

 

Call for Papers & Nominations

2024 Academic Research Symposium Call for Papers

All research submissions (papers, abstracts, poster sessions) will be evaluated on originality, clarity, research, design, theoretical and practical contribution. We are especially interested in papers related to supply chain management and its various disciplines, such as logistics and transportation, marketing, operations, and purchasing. View the ARS Paper Guidelines here.

Only complete research papers will be considered for the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award, which is awarded for the best research paper of the Academic Research Symposium.

The online submission period closes May 15, 2024.

2024 Academic Research Symposium

Sunday, September 29, 2024
Gaylord Opryland
Nashville, TN USA

2024 Doctoral Symposium

Monday, September 30, 2024
Gaylord Opryland
Nashville, TN USA

Call for Papers 2024 Academic Research Symposium

Submission Period: April 1, 2024 – May 15, 2024
Accepted: Online application on cscmp.org
Requirements: Attendance at the 2024 Academic Research Symposium

All research submissions (papers, abstracts) will be evaluated on originality, clarity, research design, theoretical and practical contribution. We are especially interested in papers related to supply chain management and its various disciplines, such as logistics and transportation, marketing, operations, and purchasing. Only complete research papers will be considered for the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award. This is awarded to the best research paper of the Academic Research Symposium.

Nominations for the 2024 Donald J. Bowersox Doctoral Symposium

Nomination Period: March 1, 2024 – June 15, 2024
Accepted: Online application on cscmp.org
Requirements: CSCMP student membership and attendance at the 2023 Doctoral Symposium

The Doctoral Symposium is held each year at CSCMP’s Annual Conference – EDGE. The symposium is specifically designed for doctoral candidates specializing in supply chain management and related fields of study who intend to pursue a career in academia. From the reviews of both participants and faculty, those students currently in their latter stages of doctoral studies will find this event most beneficial.

Complete the 2024 CSCMP Bowersox Doctoral Symposium Nomination Form to be considered. 

Applications for the 2024 Doctoral Dissertation Award

Submission Period: March 1, 2024 – June 15, 2024
Accepted: Online application on cscmp.org
Requirements: CSCMP membership and attendance at the 2024 Academic Research Symposium

The 2024 Doctoral Dissertation Award (DDA) is open to all who will have completed their doctoral work in a field related to functions within the supply chain between January 1, 2023, and June 1, 2024.

To be considered eligible, candidates MUST be a member of CSCMP, follow the criteria and formatting guidelines, and submit a completed application form to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

Complete the 2024 CSCMP Doctoral Dissertation Award Form to be considered.
 

Please note: The Academic Research Symposium is a free event for those registered for CSCMP EDGE.