Supply Chain Organization Continues To Earn Highest International Award for Excellence

By Donna Greenwald

Achieving Platinum status two years in a row is a daunting feat for collegiate supply chain chapters, however, this is the sixth consecutive Platinum award for the BGSU chapter, keeping it among the top ten chapters in the world.

According to Ms. Karen Eboch, senior lecturer in management and co-advisor for BGSU’s Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA), “Reaching five consecutive years at Gold results in the Platinum status, and this is BGSU’s 10th consecutive Gold resulting in our 6th consecutive Platinum award.  This is actually BGSU’s 12th Platinum award since 1997!” 

Eboch adds, “The award is for reaching the gold standard across five aspect of chapter activities:  administration, education, programs, membership, and public relations.” 

Lindsay Vollmar, the president of the Toledo APICS chapter presented BGSU’s officers with the 2015 Platinum Award for student chapter management at their recent meeting. Vollmar, pictured center, presented the award to the fall BGSU SCMA president Rob Everard and the current president, Katherine Eboch.  Not pictured was Ryan Cole who served as the chapter’s president prior to Everard.

APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management. Toledo APICS is the parent professional organization for BGSU’s chapter.

Eboch credits the award to a team effort of over 20 student officers, 40 additional chapter members, the Department of Management and College of Business faculty and staff.  Dr. Janet Hartley, management professor, is the other co-advisor for SCMA.