THE AXIA INSTITUTE:
Delivering Value Chain Solutions®
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Tackling Some of the Biggest
Business and World Challenges
The Axia Institute® is a premier research and education center dedicated to developing effective and sustainable solutions to improve public and private value chains. Established by Michigan State University in 2013, the Axia Institute partners with industry to solve grand challenges and conduct cross-disciplinary research in areas of value chain optimization, data analytics, engineering, smart packaging, anti-counterfeiting, and water and food safety.
Value Chain Approach
Value chains represent all the steps and links in a system from beginning to end. When every step and link performs at its best, the entire value chain performs at its best. Businesses and nonprofits benefit from enhanced value chain management.
The research strategy focuses on four research application areas applicable to both business and the nonprofit sector: Water Quality and Water Delivery, Food Safety and Sustainability, Global Manufacturing and Value Chain Integration.
Transparency in the international supply chain is key, and the Axia Institute is exploring the importance of global logistics.
The Axia Institute is researching the important area of pharmaceutical serialization and the importance of securing the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Radio Frequency Identification or RFID is an important element of supply chain traceability.
Smart packaging is a critical value chain competency and can improve efficiencies across the supply chain.
Value Chain Optimization
The Axia Value Chain Index (VCI) assesses an organization’s readiness to transition from a supply chain to a value chain mindset.
Research into waste valorization across the food value chain has the potential to reduce waste while improving food safety.
News and Events
Exploring Ways to Repurpose Agricultural Waste into Value-Added Products
A new article from Michigan State University discusses how the Axia Institute’s Dr. Bahar Aliakbarian is exploring innovative ways to repurpose agricultural waste and create value-added products.
Axia Whitepaper on Orientation Positions for Testing
This case study conducted by researchers at the Axia Institute aims to provide testing protocols and determine the effects of sample orientation and drug formulation on the readability of RAIN RFID-tagged syringes.
John Hatfield Shares Presentation on Value Chain and Innovation at an Event Hosted by the Midland Business Alliance
The Midland Business Alliance recently held a luncheon for entrepreneurs and innovators featuring a presentation by the Axia Institute’s Executive Director, John Hatfield. The event was sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and was well-attended by a variety of business leaders and entrepreneurs interested in learning more about value chains and innovation.