Partnership Opportunities with the Axia Institute


The Axia Institute helps businesses solve some of the world’s greatest challenges by providing high-impact value chain solutions. The Institute expands on Michigan State University’s #1 ranked Supply Chain Management program. We are strategically positioned as the premier value chain innovation center, poised to deliver revolutionary advances in the functional areas of procurement, manufacturing, data analytics, materials management, packaging, logistics and customer service to companies globally.

We are interested in partnering with companies who are interested in working with us to solve these grand challenges.

Partner Value

  • Help improve operational and cross-value chain efficiencies
  • Improve supply chain oversight to ensure compliance with industry recommendations
  • Facilitate faculty research and industry collaboration

Partner Levels


Solution Provider


Collaboration with partners across multiple industries ✔ ✔

Opportunity to frame research priorities

  • Seat on Executive Advisory Board (EAB)

Opportunity to guide the research portfolio

  • Seat on the Technical Advisory Board (TAB)
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Preferred access to post-competitive research projects ✔

Early access to technology

  • Exposure to Axia’s Research Portfolio
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Access to Value Chain Index (VCI) Performance Assessment ✔ ✔ ✔
Customized VCI Transformation Roadmap and Analysis ✔
Sponsorship of student capstone projects ✔
Access to executive education (with increasing levels of credit for talent development) ✔ ✔
Customized executive education ✔
Attendance at annual summit and special events ✔ ✔ ✔
One (1) Technical Private Research Project per year ✔
Eligible for Value Chain Excellence Award nomination ✔