The Student Becomes the Teacher—Students get real-life experience in WMU’s ISM program. Offering students the right types of experiences is a key differentiator for the ISM program.
APICS Case Competition—The WMU team of Kaitlyn Mrozowski, Clayton Nolley, Kyle Steinfeldt and Lojain Ahmed performed well at the regional APICS Case Competition in Chicago Feb. 23-24. The competition, provided by APICS in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting LLP, gives graduate and undergraduate student teams an opportunity to enhance and test their supply chain knowledge by working on end-to-end supply chain challenges drawn from company experiences.
WMU launches supply chain academies in new tech center—WMU's Bronco Force and Urban Alliance are joining forces to provide critically needed supply chain management industry support and training for unemployed and underemployed residents.
Amazon's latest ISM employee—ISM grad Justin Dudzinski, B.B.A.’17, describes the path to his job at one of Amazon’s newest fulfillment centers packed with high-end technology, including robots.
ISM grad and his roommate launch Mochabox.com—ISM grad Harlin Thomas and his WMU roommate Floyd Sartin teamed up to launch Mochabox.com, a roast-to-order wholesale coffee distributor.
ISM student receives prestigious scholarship—Edward Mulford has been awarded a coveted Transportation Club of Detroit scholarship for 2017. This marks the fifth year in a row that a WMU student has been the recipient of the scholarship.
Greg Toornman, director of global materials, logistics and freight management at AGCO, mentions their collaboration with the WMU ISM program in Supply Chain World in an article on AGCO's smart logistics initiative.
Curkovic and alumni create new global industry standard—Working with leading indirect procurement execs and a global consulting firm, Dr. Sime Curkovic was tapped to help direct the efforts in developing an indirect procurement standard now available to industry.
Case competitions—During the 2016-17 academic year, ISM students participated in seven case competitions, including the General Motors/Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition, the Michigan State University Simulation Case Competition and the Institute for Supply Management Indirect Materials and Services Conference and Competition.
SIG World Summit—WMU was one of five universities with ISM students selected to attend the Sourcing Industry Group World Summit in Amelia Island, Fla., and the only one with students selected at the undergraduate level.
National case competition—A four-student team earned an Honorable Mention at the University of Minnesota's 5th Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Case Competition. This is the first year Western sent a team to the highly competitive, national competition.
WMU Supply Chain Challenge—Teams from Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University and WMU competed in the first WMU Supply Chain Challenge sponsored by Whirlpool.
LinkedIn Post—Dennis Bagozzi "What are you willing to give up for something you never had?"
ISM professional development presentation—ISM students Rachel Larson, Edward Mulford and Courtney Patterson presented on Business Team Functionality at the Institute for Supply Management Greater Grand Rapids Professional Development Meeting on Feb. 21, 2017.
LinkedIn Post—Ryan Betke "Grade Point Average and the Workforce."
269Magazine—Kirk Wilks, vice president and general manager at Mann+Hummel USA, discusses WMU's supply chain program in 269Magazine in an article titled "It's a Family Affair."
Flying High: Student Takes Off During Internship—Read about ISM student Laura Karlen's internship with Rolls Royce.
Student perspective—Justin Oldani shares his journey as an ISM student.
WMU team places third in 2016 Bowersox Supply Challenge—A team of WMU ISM students placed third in the 2016 Bowersox Supply Challenge, marking the University's first placement in the competition that annually brings together teams from around the country.
LinkedIn Post—Dr. Sime Curkovic "Promoting a Sustainable Supply Chain Strategy."
LinkedIn Post—Justin Oldani "The Dream Team: Supply Chain Program at WMU."
ISM student shares his perspective—Aaron McClendon "The Most Meaningful Aspects of College Part 1: Mentorship" and "The Most Meaningful Aspects of College Part 2: Self-Actualization."
Published research—Curkovic, S., and Stoufe, R. "A Literature Review and Taxonomy of Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing." American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2016, p. 323-347.
Published research—Curkovic, S., and Fernandez, N. "Closing the Gap in Undergraduate Supply Chain Education through Live Experiential Learning." American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, Vol. 6, No. 6, 2016, p. 697-708.
Keynote speakers—"Advancements in Supply Chain Management and Novel ERP Systems" presented by Drs. Bret Wagner and Sime Curkovic for the Chrysler Asian Network 2016 Technical Seminar Series, FiatChrysler Corporate Headquarters, Auburn Hills, Mich. (June 30, 2016).
ISM at No. 2 for teaching with technology—Calling the program "Truly Special," software advice ranks ISM No. 2 for teaching technology, software and quantitative tools.