Miami University junior Daniel Ruffley is one of 10 students awarded a 2012 R. Gene Richter Scholarship from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM).
The R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program is the largest nationally recognized scholarship program in the field of supply chain management.
Ruffley has a double major in supply chain and operations management and marketing in Miami’s Farmer School of Business and a minor in Spanish.
He will be recognized May 6 at the 97th annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit in Baltimore. He will receive up to $5,000 and the benefits of an executive mentor and a junior mentor, which pairs the student with a former Richter scholar.
An ISM student member, Ruffley is active in Miami’s Supply Chain Management Association. He completed a summer 2011 internship at GE Aviation in Cincinnati. Ruffley is a founding member of the Miami chapter of the service organization, Global Business Brigades, which provides consulting for small businesses in rural Panama, Honduras and Ghana. He currently serves as vice president of professional development for the Gamma Chi chapter of the business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi.
For two years, he has worked as student manager at Miami University’s Harris Dining Center, training and supervising 275 student employees and working closely with the executive manager to develop cost-cutting measures and increase operational efficiency. Ruffley is preparing for a 2012 logistics internship with Nestlé USA in Glendale, California.
According to Ruffley, “Supply management is all about making promises to customers and then figuring out how to keep those promises in ways that provides top-notch service and add value to the business’s bottom line.”