Hundreds Attend Supply Chain Management Spring Networking Dinner

More than 300 students, faculty, staff, and supply chain professionals attended the Spring Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) Networking Dinner, held jointly with the Institute for Supply Management NAPM - Toledo.  The University’s SCMI hosts a networking dinner for member companies and students the evening prior to BGSU’s EXPO Job and Internship Fair.

At the networking dinner, SCMI welcomed its newest member company, UTC Aerospace Systems.  Representatives from UTC, Vicky DePiore and BGSU supply chain management alumna, Jennifer Bailey, provided a company overview and discussed supply chain career opportunities at UTC.

The meeting also featured a panel discussion of successful internship programs with presentations by BGSU alumni.  The presenters included Chad Schulze, Emerson Climate Technologies; Korey Kluding, Marathon Petroleum Corporation; and Kim Donnelly and Todd Warnimont, Owens Corning.  Current BGSU supply chain student, Tom Dillon, shared his experience as an intern with Marathon Petroleum.  Dillon was also awarded the SCMI Professional Development Certificate based on his academic performance, professional development, leadership, career preparation, and internship positions.

Also at the dinner, the 2014 Department of Management Chan and Young Hahn Freshman Scholars were announced. Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Hahn, BGSU Professor Emeritus, and his wife, the Department of Management was able to award 27 scholarships to freshmen who are specializing in international business, management, and supply chain management.  These students have demonstrated strong academic performance after their first semester at BGSU.

Each spring, BGSU business students compete in a supply chain case competition.  They gain valuable experience by analyzing a supply chain case study and presenting their findings to representatives from BGSU SCMI member companies.  Recognized at the dinner were the top three finishing teams.

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1st Place

  • Andy Lotz
  • Shaun McKee
  • Brian Pavilonis

2nd Place

  • Rebecca Hartman
  • Julie Rogozinski
  • Jane Swartz

3rd Place

  • Jeremy Reeves
  • Kayleigh Wurzel
  • Zachary Yeckley

This year, the teams analyzed a Harvard Business School case that required them to develop short-term plans on how to recover after a supply chain disruption and long-term plans for increasing supply chain resilience. Thanks to the judges for this year’s competition who represented CACI, Emerson Climate Technologies, Expeditors International, Honda, and UTC Aerospace Systems.