Supply Chain Institute Welcomes New Member Companies

The Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) at BGSU has a tradition of engaging the business community and cultivating strong relationships with supply chain professionals to enhance the field of supply chain and to connect BGSU students with supply chain recruiters. SCMI membership for 2015-2016 has grown to include 20 companies, including three new companies - Worthington Industries, Dana Holding Corporation, and United Technologies Aerospace Systems.

Worthington Industries, is a global, diversified, metals manufacturing company, headquartered in Columbus, OH, whose products are used in many industries including agriculture, construction, energy, and transportation among others.  Dana Holding Company headquartered in Maumee, OH, offers innovative solutions to global customers in light vehicle, commercial vehicle, off-highway, industrial products, and aftermarket.  With locations in Ohio and across the global, UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products including international space programs.

Mark Ehrlich is the Senior Manager, NACP Procurement Planning, at Honda North America, Inc. He explains why Honda is an SCMI member company. “The mission of the BGSU SCMI -- to promote excellence in supply chain management -- is challenging enough. Through the events it sponsors for employers and students, the SCMI surely is achieving this goal. But my view is the BGSU SCMI takes the challenge one step further: Its leaders are instilling in student members a true passion for supply chain, a quality evident in their work as co-ops and as full-time associates.”

He adds, “If you want to meet future supply chain leaders early in their academic career, I encourage you to join the SCMI.”

SCMI hosts networking dinners the evening prior to the BGSU Career Expos where supply chain professionals, students, and faculty come together to discuss topics affecting supply chain management. If your company is interested in becoming a member, contact the director of SCMI, Dr. Janet Hartley at

Updated: 05/14/2020 01:36PM