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Welcome to the Center for Supply Chain Entrepreneurship

The Center for Supply Chain Entrepreneurship connects local, national, and international businesses to collaborate with NMSU College of Business faculty and students. The objective is to drive, create, and enhance supply chain entrepreneurial activity in the areas of: 

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Business Analytics 

Current Projects

Spaceport Benchmarking Study 

The purpose of this study is to benchmark and rank spaceports across the United States using various analytical methods. An exciting study considering the heterogenicity of US spaceports and the nascency of this industry. 

Native American Agricultural Fund 2022

In collaboration with the American Indian Business Enterprise (AIBE) Center, the Center for Supply Chain Entrepreneurship will provide services in resilience-based supply chains to Native American farmers/ranchers. Our Support includes Supply Chain Analysis, Inventory forecasting, and Business Analytics. 


Our Ph.D. Students


Kaverinathan (Kevin) Dhanapal

Kaverinathan (Kevin) Dhanapal is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Management, College of Business at New Mexico State University, with a focus in Supply Chain management and entrepreneurship. He has a decade of Project Management experience in the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) discipline. He also has International project execution experience and PMP certification from PMI. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, Kevin earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the PSG College of Technology as well as M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Oklahoma. His research interests include Supply Chain Resilience, Optimization and Supply Chain Entrepreneurship.



Omar Farooq

Omar Farooq, MBA, is a new student in the Ph.D. program at New Mexico State University, focusing on Supply Chain and Operations Management. Over the past five years, Omar has held a variety of positions in the Canadian financial services industry, focusing on relationship development. His concentration during his MBA was in International Markets, where he worked closely with partners across North and Latin America to improve business efficiency. Omar's research primarily focuses on supply chain optimization and enterprise risk management.



Former Phd Students


Saba Rudsari 

Saba obtained her PhD from New Mexico State University in the College of Business, Management Department. She had her environmental master's degree and MBA from NMSU and currently serves as a college assistant professor at the college of engineering. Before joining the Ph.D. program, her prior experience included working as the project manager and structural engineer in the Management office for Physical Resources in Iran's Ministry of Health. She also worked as an advisor and the counter manager of Clinique in the U.S., the 4D- printing project's entrepreneur lead (Aggie I-CORPS), and the program specialist (ERC Environmental Design Contest) in the College of Engineering at NMSU. Saba's research interests extended to supply chain instability, disruption, and resilience.


Jimoh Fatoki

Jim Fatoki obtained his PhD from New Mexico State University in the College of Business, Management Department.. He bagged his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering with first class and distinction (top 5% of the class) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Before starting a Ph.D., he worked as a Research Assistant at the Lagos Business School operations management unit. His research focuses on supply chain management and business analytics. Jim was selected as one of the top scholars for the 2021 Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) program; and received the prestigious College of Business David M. Boje and Grace Ann Rosile Storytelling Research Endowment Scholarship. In 2022, he won the university’s outstanding graduate assistant award.

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