The WVU Global Supply Chain Management Advisory Council, chaired by Jim Lynch, is planning a spring meeting on March 22 and 23, 2018 as part of the Joint WVU Business and Economics Spring Visiting Committee/Advisory Council Meetings to be held at the Erickson Alumni Center on the West Virginia University campus in Morgantown, West Virginia. The Council and advises and interacts with students in the WVU Global Supply Chain Management Program and has been instrumental in the development of the program led by Professors Ednilson Bernardes, Associate Professor John Saldanha and visiting Professor Yuan Ye, under the direction of Javier Reyes, the Milan Puskar Dean of the WVU College of Business and Economics.
The WVU Global Supply Chain Management Program
Global Supply Chain Management was introduced as an academic area of emphasis in 2014 and as an official academic major in 2016. The program was created by WVU in response to the global mindset that products can be made available quickly to those who want them, and provides students with the strategic big picture of supply chain processes, such as fulfilling customer demand and tactical level activities of planning and executing purchasing, manufacturing and shipping. Students develop the knowledge and skills to lead supply chain improvement projects, function in supply chain teams, and perform or lead supply chain activities with excellence.
The program was uniquely designed to help students understand core elements of the complex supply chain system, such as inbound logistics, operations and outbound logistics, and to understand how these elements interact to create value. Students are immersed in the entire supply chain, from managing purchasing of raw materials to the production of finished goods to the logistics of meeting customer demand. The program uniquely teaches students to not only identify opportunities for improvement of their companies, but also to bolster entrepreneurship through creation of new companies. Links to some related articles follow:
For more information on the GSCM program please contact the WVU College of Business & Economics at (304) 293-4959 or check online WVU Global Supply Chain Management Program.
Photo of the supply chain team that won its division in Utah. Pictured, from left, are Rena Kobelak, case competition team member; Ednilson Bernardes, Global Supply Chain Management professor and team adviser; and Amy Toscano, case competition team member. Not pictured is Ryan Jadra, case competition team member.