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Conference returns to Kalamazoo, grows offerings

At  the new  WMU Food Marketing and Supply Chain Conference in March, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy sessions in-person or online. The “live hybrid” format—and a new conference app—will encourage engagement and interaction. Participants in the hybrid environment will be able to ask questions of speakers in real-time, giving all conference attendees the opportunity to fully participate from anywhere in the world.

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WMU supply chain program named top program for 13th straight year

Western Michigan University's integrated supply management program recently ranked No. 14 on national researcher Gartner's list of Top 25 U.S. Supply Chain Undergraduate Programs. This is the 13th year that WMU has been recognized within the top tier of programs nationwide.

Pursuing career in supply chain management is a slam dunk for Megan Wagner

Junior Bronco basketball player and integrated supply management major Megan Wagner is making the most of her time in college. With an extra year of NCAA eligibility due to the pandemic, she changed up her plan and will now earn both a B.B.A. and an MBA by the time she leaves Western after spring 2025.

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Call for nominations for The 30

The 30 recognizes emerging business leaders who are providing leadership and innovative perspectives in business. Nominations are now open! Honorees represent the work ethic, innovation and passion synonymous with being a Business Bronco. Nominations are due by Oct. 21.

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Women in supply chain receive expert professional development from one of their own

This summer a group of women majoring in integrated supply management participated in a 6-week professional development class facilitated by WMU supply chain graduate, Trisha Terns. Professor Sime Curkovic was impressed with the drive and commitment of his students and chose this summer class to pilot this new idea for professional development.

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Leading the way with Lean Six Sigma: WMU students earn certification

Students in several process management courses earned their Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certifications, demonstrating their commitment to continuous improvement and ability to become business leaders before graduation. This opportunity is one example of how WMU Haworth is leading the way in supply chain education. 

The 2022 edition of the Business magazine is now available.

2022 Business Magazine

The 2022 edition of the Business magazine is now available! This year we celebrate student success—from stories about first place finishes for student teams to exploration and personal growth. Read on to learn about accolades and milestones for programs, alumni, students, faculty and staff, as well as perspectives on the economy, international partnerships, student research, community outreach and more.

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Integrated supply management students show that hard work pays off

Four students in an integrated supply management class partnered with Foundry Brands on several projects, using their strategic skills such as problem solving, leadership and negotiation. Their work on these projects led to significant cost savings for the company, with the unexpected bonus of earning scholarship funds for the university.

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The road to success: Q and A with Ashley Kordish, CEO of Ralph Moyle

Ashley Kordish, B.B.A.'14, was recently named CEO at Ralph Moyle. She talks about how studying integrated supply management at WMU has helped her to navigate the challenges in the transportation and warehousing industry, her experience as a woman in supply chain, as well as her goals for the company moving forward. 

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The power of connections. The power of partnerships

When it comes to the career readiness of his students, Dr. Sime Curkovic’s long-standing connections to alumni and industry leaders helps drive the experiential projects element of Western’s renowned integrated supply management program. It’s the power of these connections and partnerships that helps provide every supply chain student with the unique opportunity to apply their in-class learning to the goals of influential and successful corporations.