Delivering Value Chain Solutions®

Partnerships: Collaborating for Success

Bridging the gap from theory to real-world application.

Education: Developing Your Skills

Graduate studies, certificate programs and seminars in value chain creation and optimization.

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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.

Research Areas

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.

Research Library ➟

Global Logistics

Transparency in the international supply chain is key, and the Axia Institute is exploring the importance of global logistics.

Pharmaceutical Serialization

The Axia Institute is researching the important area of pharmaceutical serialization and the importance of securing the pharmaceutical supply chain.

RFID Innovations

Radio Frequency Identification or RFID is an important element of supply chain traceability.

Smart Packaging

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.

Waste Valorization

Research into waste valorization across the food value chain has the potential to reduce waste while improving food safety.

News and Events

Bahar Aliakbarian presents at RAIN RFID Alliance’s Healthcare Workgroup

Bahar Aliakbarian presents at RAIN RFID Alliance’s Healthcare Workgroup

Axia’s Bahar Aliakbarian, PhD traveled to South Carolina to facilitate RAIN RFID Alliance’s Healthcare Workgroup in an informative discussion on TIPP for RAIN Tagged Medications. During the session, she lead the audience through Axia’s approach to define TIPP grades for pharmaceuticals and the extensive testing capabilities housed in Axia Lab.

Axia Institute Offices Relocate to MSU St. Andrews

Axia Institute Offices Relocate to MSU St. Andrews

Michigan State University’s Axia Institute is pleased to announce that it will be moving to the MSU St. Andrews research facility at 1910 W. St Andrews Rd, in Midland from its offices in Midland’s East End building at the end of 2022.