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Amgen and U.S. Steel join Howard University's

Supply Chain Management Advisory Board

  

We are delighted to announce the wonderful addition of Amgen and U.S. Steel to the Howard University Supply Chain Management Advisory Board! Each of these companies has been enthusiastically volunteering and supporting our program over the last year. We are happy to embrace them as the newest additions to our SCM program.

 

We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship together and are confident they will be great additions to our already stellar team of corporations.

 

 

HUSCM Wins the 15th Annual ISM Diversity Conference Case Competition

  

We are delighted to announce that the “Howard University Supply Chain Management Case Competition Team” is back in the winner’s circle. The team of four undergraduate students (who competed primarily against MBA students) won the student case competition at the 15th Annual ISM Diversity Summit in Houston, TX yesterday, February 28th. Our creative and professional team, comprised of Captain Malachia Foard (Senior), Operations Manager Deidra Pinnock (Senior), Abigail Hutchinson (Senior) and Maalik Nixon (Junior) delivered a fantastic presentation that was well researched, rehearsed, delivered and received. The team was supported by faculty advisor Professor Anupam Kumar. We are extremely proud of their performance, as they represented HU well and brought home the GOLD for the fourth time in the past five years.

 

 

 

 

2019 Supply Chain Management Summit

The Supply Chain Management Student Association in collaboration with the

Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management recently held its Annual

Supply Summit (January 29th - February 7th). The Summit kicked off on

Tuesday, January 29th with two keynote presentations on the topic of Supply

Chain Management. Cory Settles, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Bank

of America(an HUSCM Advisory Board member) and Al Hankins, Chief

Procurement Officer of the Bechtel Corporation each spoke on the subject.

 

Several additional events were held including an SCM Student Association fundraiser and a technical and functional workshop conducted by a team of executives from Cummins (also an CESCM Advisory Board member). The impetus for the workshop was to educate SCM students on the “Six Sigma” system, a process improvement system which is utilized by many corporations. On Friday, February 1st, another workshop was held in conjunction with the MBA program as part of their Leadership Development Series. The workshop focused on soft skill development, specifically on “presentation skills” and was conducted Communications Consultant, Poppy Gaskin.

The final event of the Summit was a special Chief Procurement Officer and Global Vice President Panel Session held on February 7th.  We were very fortunate to host a combination of seven CPOs/VPs representing seven varying industries including: Nationwide Insurance, Charter Communications, Ingersoll Rand, Boeing (HUSCM Advisory Board member), Caesars Entertainment, TIAA and AARP. The array of executives conducted a panel discussion on the topic “Global Business and Supply Chain Disruptors – What Are They and How Students can Prepare to Help Address these Disruptors?”

 

This year’s Summit was once again a huge success!

 

Cisco and W.L. Gore and Associates join the Howard's University Supply Chain Management Advisory Board

 

We are delighted and honored to welcome Cisco and W. L. Gore and Associates to the Howard University Supply Chain Management Advisory Board. Each of these companies has been enthusiastically volunteering and supporting our program over the last year. We are happy to embrace them as the newest additions to our SCM program.

 

Please join us in offering a warm welcome to both Cisco and W. L. Gore to the HUSCM Advisory Board. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship together and are confident they will be great additions to our already stellar team of corporations.

2018 Google/Howard University SCM Summit

 

Several fortunate Howard University students and two faculty and staff members recently became honorary “Googlers” for two days. A Googler is one who works for Google and 19 Supply Chain Management, 2nd year HU MBA students were invited to participate in the first “Google/Howard University SCM Summit” in northern California. On Thursday, November 9, students spent the day visiting the Sunnyvale Campus where they attended a Google Supply Chain workshop and heard firsthand from Google’s leadership. Friday, November 10 was spent at the Mountainview Campus. Students participated in an array of workshops learning about Google’s hiring process, commitment to diversity, the environment and entrepreneurship. It was an enlightening trip and two former SCM MBA students chaperoned current Howard affiliates and the tour of Google’s campus was given by two current HU Information Systems students who are spending the semester in a Google sponsored technology exchange program. The days were filled with information and insights and our students impressed Google’s leadership with their astute questions, wealth of knowledge and display of soft skills. The time spent there was undoubtedly mutually worthwhile for both Google and Howard University and further enhanced the ongoing partnership. It is hoped that the summit will continue every few years to expose a new group of students to the infrastructure and opportunities at Google.

 

  

We are thrilled to announce that the “Howard University Supply Chain Management Case Competition Team” won Cisco’s first ever supply chain operations college case competition. The team of four undergraduate students won the case competition that was held at Cisco’s headquarters in Silicon Valley. Our team comprised of Malachia Foard (senior), Grant Edwards (senior), Quentin Lewis (senior) and Rachel Clark (freshman) delivered a fantastic presentation that was well researched, rehearsed, delivered and received. The team was supported by Professor James Haddow who also accompanied the team to California. Of special note is the competitive field that we were up against. Three of the schools that participated are nationally ranked in Gartner’s top ten (Michigan State #4, Arizona State #6 and Georgia Tech #9).We are extremely proud of our team’s performance, as they represented HU well and brought home the GOLD!

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Gartner - Top 30 U.S. Supply Chain Management University Programs

WASHINGTON (September 5, 2018)We are honored to announce that HU’s Supply Chain Management Program was once again ranked in the top 30 as part of the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain research initiative on SCM University Degree Programs in the United States. Gartner conducted the study to assess the characteristics of successful supply chain programs nationally and our program has been ranked alongside other top institutions in the country for Supply Chain Management studies. 


The MBA Supply Chain Management Program was ranked 19th and the Undergraduate Supply Chain Management Program was ranked 28th. Attaining top 30 rankings is a testament to the hard work and accomplishments of our program…comprised of the student body, as well as the faculty and staff who have supported them. A shortage of strong Supply Chain Management talent is one of the most pressing challenges for organizations worldwide and we are consistently working to prepare our students to fill that void.

 

We are extremely proud of this accomplishment, as it is an impressive milestone in our program's history. The fact that our program is highly ranked among “majority” schools speaks to the exceptional quality of our students, faculty, and staff. We thank you for your tremendous support in helping us once again reach this goal.

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HUSM wins Cisco's first Supply Chain Operations College Case Competition 

 

 

Student Networking Opportunities

 

The CESCM sponsors SCM students to attend SCM conferences throughout the year to enable educational and networking opportunities; including the ISM, APICS, CSCMP, NMSDC and National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) conferences, among others.

 

During the academic year, CESCM hosts SCM Think Tanks and Hands-on Training Workshops, which allow SCM students the opportunity to hear from representatives from various corporations and government entities about their supply chain operations and learn more about the SCM tools and processes used by various corporations in their day-to-day global supply chain management operations. CESCM also regularly hosts Soft Skill Training Sessions on topics such as communication, effective teamwork, leadership, financial acumen, problem solving and entrepreneurship. Soft skills have been identified as essential in developing students into well rounded, highly productive future employees.

Opportunities for Corporate Visibility

 

  • Host on campus information sessions

  • Conduct on campus student interviews for internships and permanent placement

  • Provide meaningful student summer SCM internships for students

  • Extend offers and hire SCM graduates

  • Conduct guest classroom lectures and seminars

  • Provide classroom projects and cases related to global supply chain activities

  • Participate in SCM Skill Development Workshops

  • Provide student scholarships

  • Sponsor SCM student activities

  • Host corporate office and facility site visits

  • Offer faculty int