The Miller College, building on its existent faculty resources, cutting-edge curriculum, and close partnership with industry, will create a Center for Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM). LSCM is a vital business function and a major growing industry in Indiana with enormous demand for trained professionals. Ball State and Miller College are well-positioned to meet the needs of students and employers as well as being an important center for thought leadership and industry outreach in this sector of the economy. The LSCM Center for Excellence will primarily (1) provide graduate and undergraduate programs of study online and on campus, (2) create a research and scholarship agenda developing innovative solutions and practical strategies to benefit employers and the industry, (3) create a vibrant forum for scholars, practitioners, and students to share contemporary ideas and solutions, and (4) provide subject matter and expert services to Indiana companies. The Center for Excellence plans to begin operating in fall 2016, with the three-year investment in both a center staff member and center operations, after which time the center will be self-sufficient through active implementation of its revenue stream model. The grant will create the momentum the center needs to be effective, self-sufficient, and on the path to national prominence in the LSCM field.