Supply Chain Institute Hosts Networking Event and Dinner Meeting

scmi case winnersSupply chain students had several opportunities to connect to professionals in their field of study and also compete in a case competition. The Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) hosted a networking luncheon for 30 students and five employers. During the SCMI board meeting, student teams competed in a case competition about locating a new IKEA facility in the U.S. SCMI board members evaluated the teams’ presentations and selected the student team of Steven Schultz, Tyler Newton, and Katie Tegenkamp.

The SCMI Dinner Meeting kicked off with networking opportunities for students and employers. The keynote was David Proffitt, VP of Global Sourcing, from Emerson Climate Technologies. Three alumni speakers - Katie Post (Goodyear), Linda Rudolph (John Deere), and Todd Moore (Tri Agra) - discussed their careers in supply chain management.scmi dinner

SCMI recognized four students for achieving their Certificate of Professional Development and the President of APICS professional organization, Sheryl Holbrook, made remarks about the success of the BGSU student organization, Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA). The officers of SCMA and Global Management Leadership Society were recognized for their leadership and provided information about their organizations’ upcoming events. The SCMI Dinner Meeting concluded with more networking between students, employers and faculty.