Supply Chain Innovation Incubator

October 16-18, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $2,995** and includes all course materials, breakfast and lunch and refreshments.
** A 20 percent discount will be given to companies that enroll two or more employees.
** A 10 percent discount will be given to TCU staff/faculty/alumni, U.S. veterans, 501c3 non-profit organizations and government employees.

This interactive program provides case studies, leading research, and best practices in an “incubator” setting that illustrations effective innovation processes while helping participants to identify supply chain innovation opportunities, evaluate them, and develop implementation strategies.

Who Should Attend?

Managers in supply chain functions (purchasing, operations, planning, logistics) Managers interested in improving performance know that innovation is critical to success. You'll learn how to implement improvements along with step-function innovations to remain on the leading edge of supply chain performance.

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop 3-4 implementation plans specifically for your organization
  • Discover sources of ideas and learn best practices for developing, evaluating nd selecting the best ones to pursue
  • Understand four primary competencies that separate innovators from followers
  • Learn to recruit and manage supplier involvement in innovation
  • Key levers for making innovation projects successful
  • Learn to organize and motivate team members to think and act innovatively

What You Will Learn

  • How to create value and competitive advantage through innovation in the supply chain
  • Where good innovation ideas and opportunities come from
  • The best ways to involve suppliers and other partners
  • What best-practice companies do to motivate, finance, and deliver supply chain innovations
  • Organizational skills that foster innovation and drive change
  • Which innovation ideas to pursue in your organization
  • Competitive Opportunity Analysis
  • Ideation
  • Making the Business Case
  • Planning for Success


  • Creating Competitive Advantage
  • Supply Chain Excellence Today & Tomorrow
  • Strategic Partnering
  • Design Thinking
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Implementing Innovations
  • Leading Change
  • Learning from Supply Chain Innovations

Faculty Leaders

Morgan Swink, PhD
Eunice and James L. West Chair in Supply Chain Management
Executive Director, TCU Center for Supply Chain Innovation

Dr. Swink has been honored as the No. 19 Top Innovation Management Scholar in the World and a Distinguished Scholar by the Academy of Management. A highly respected scholar and expert in supply chain, his research addresses cutting-edge competencies in supply chain management, financial impacts of supply chain management, supply chain organizational structures, innovation initiatives and project success factors, collaborative integration and co-development partnerships. His research has been published in numerous prestigious academic journals. Dr. Swink consults and leads executive workshops and seminars in supply chain management best practices, cross-organizational integration, project management, operational flexibility and breakthrough thinking for innovation and productivity. He holds a BS from Southern Methodist University, MBA from the University of Dallas and PhD from Indiana University.


Please contact:

Kalyn McKittrick

Director of Marketing and Engagement