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The Dauch Center - Engaging and Leveraging Manufacturing and Supply Chain Companies

Purdue's Manufacturing and Supply Chain Center

The Dauch Center is the focal point within the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business for promoting education, research, and industrial engagement with those interested in operations and manufacturing management. With a strong history of engaging with Indiana manufacturers and successful student projects that have made positive impacts for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the state, the Dauch Center continues to pioneer new approaches for manufacturing, supply chain, and digital transformation within the business school.


March 24-26, 2024

National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Regional Meeting and Symposium
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Dr. Stephan Biller, Senator Todd Young, and President Dr. Mung Chiang
From left: Dr. Stephan Biller, Senator Todd Young, and President Mung Chiang

XMO Forms the Heart of this Transformation

The Dauch Center has partnered with Purdue University in its recent launch of the national eXcellence in Manufacturing and Operations Initiative (XMO). With this partnership and the leadership of Dauch’s Director Dr. Stephan Biller, we are helping Purdue strengthen its position in XMO becoming the leading academic institution for industry and government in manufacturing and operations.

XMO hosted a national summit on November 7, 2023, at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C. This event brought together industry, government, and academic leaders to discuss building resilient U.S. infrastructure for advanced manufacturing and operations. Summit speakers included Purdue University President Mung Chiang; Dr. Victoria Coleman, Chief Scientist for the U.S. Air Force; Todd Young, Senator from the State of Indiana, and a variety of national education and business leaders. 

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Read more about Purdue's inaugural national summit focusing on resilience through excellence in manufacturing and operations.

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Ways to get involved with the Dauch Center

Upcoming Events

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Workforce Development

One stop place for everything education and workforce development

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Supply Chain Marketplace

Find retailers and manufacturers across the state of Indiana to fulfil your product and service needs.

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Conference Highlights

View the highlights from our 2024 conference, Digital Transformation in Manufacturing and Supply Chain.

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Become a member of the center and work with our brilliant students on projects to make your company more efficient.

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Special Interest Groups

Quarterly meetings for people in industry and academia to meet and discuss topics in EV, workforce development, supply chain, and more.

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