Western Michigan University’s integrated supply management program was ranked fifth for undergraduate education on a listing of the top 100 universities for supply chain education, produced by SCM World, a cross-industry learning community powered by the world’s most influential supply chain practitioners.
The program received a No. 7 overall ranking. Notably, the curriculum ranked No. 2 in the industrial sector. According to survey administrators, “Having secured a top five ranking for its undergraduate supply chain program, Western Michigan demonstrates a solid commitment to cross-functional education. Especially among industrials, this program scores well.”
Additionally, the program was ranked No. 5 for its preparation of professionals in management and No. 2 in purchasing and procurement. The survey respondents were able to select from among 190 university and college options on the poll and were given the option to specify other universities or business schools not available in the pre-populated list. Respondents were supply chain professionals in a variety of industries.
“This recognition for multiple areas of our program underscores the quality that we offer in our curriculum and how we prepare supply chain professionals to be leaders in multiple industries,” says Dr. Robert Reck, professor of marketing and director of the Center for Integrated Supply Management.
The SCM World recognition places WMU in an elite circle of top supply chain programs and is another in a long string of accolades for the program, including a No. 5 ranking from Gartner and a No. 2 ranking for emphasis on technology in the curriculum by Software Advice.