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The CSCE offers Corporate Partners priority in engaging with our students in many different ways, including participating in our Supply Chain Executive Speaker Series, networking and recruiting events through our student-led Supply Chain Management Association, a special pre-night Networking event prior to the large Miami University Career Expo, Company-Student class projects for “mini-consulting” events, and more.

Students—our relationships with Corporate Partners ensure that Miami University Supply Chain and Operations Management students have ongoing opportunities to engage with professionals, participate in hands-on experiential learning, build their network and develop relationships with leaders who will help launch their supply chain & operations management careers!

Fall Supply Chain Roundtable

The Fall Supply Chain Roundtable is one of the BIGGEST and BEST events we host for our Supply Chain and Operations Majors. We are so excited to be able to provide this amazing opportunity for our students. We have had over 150+ students attend with the opportunity to network with 30 companies and over 70 visiting managers in the past. The roundtable consisted of a keynote supply chain sustainability panel, and a young alumni panel offering lots of early career wisdom, and plenty of networking.

  • H. Robinson
  • Dayton Freight Lines
  • MegaCorp Logistics
  • ODW Logistics
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Target
  • Terillium
  • The Hershey Company (Amplify Snack Division)
  • Textron
  • Bridge Logistics
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • Cintas
  • Arrive Logistics
  • Blue Triton Brandons
  • Fastenal
  • Frito Lay / Pepsi
  • Ernst & Young
  • Mammotome
  • Honda
  • Stanley Black and Decker
  • Mondelez International
  • Swagelok
  • 80 Acres Farm
  • NNR Global Logistics
  • Ryan Homes
  • Dubois Chemicals
  • Echo Global Logistics
  • Henny Penny
  • American Axel Manufacturing

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Supply Chain Management Association

The Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) is a student-led organization that exists to provide career development opportunities for supply chain students at Miami University, although the club is open to all majors. These career development opportunities include professional speakers, tours of plants, case competitions amongst Miami students and other universities, and social events. Additionally, the club elects an executive board that allows students to hold a leadership role and connect with professors and companies.

Examples of previous facility tours include:

  • Honda of America Manufacturing, Marysville, OH
  • Schneider Electric, Oxford, OH
  • Toyota, Kentucky
  • Hudson Bay/GILT Distribution Center, Louisville, KY
  • Amazon Fulfillment Center, Jeffersonville, IN
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Students can sign up on the HUB. Follow the SCMA LinkedIn and Instagram pages for updates!

Mentorship Program

Thanks to a sponsorship from Terillium, we have had the opportunity to match over 250 of our students with professionals in areas they are interested in. This is a great way for our students to learn more about certain areas and gain advice from working professionals.

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Supply Chain Executive Speaker Series

Two to three times per semester, the supply-chain management faculty host top supply-chain management executives to speak to 300-400 students currently enrolled in supply-chain management courses. This serves the dual purpose of allowing students to interact with top supply chain management executives and understand current SCM issues while giving companies the exposure to Miami's SCM students. Most of the executives represent companies that actively recruit Miami supply chain students for job opportunities. 

A sampling of recent speakers and companies involved includes

  • Dave Woodworth, President of Terillium
  • Paul Tonsager, A.P. Moller-Maersk
  • Ross Grossheim, Baxter International
  • Matt Lennon, Terillium
  • Bill Hurles, General Motors
  • Seth Harms, Procter and Gamble
  • Katie McGovern, Zipline Logistics
  • Kelly Huffsteder, Mammotome
  • Gita Huntington, Cold Jet
  • John Oldfield, DHL Supply Chain
  • Claire Edwards, T. Marzetti
  • Mackenzie Baumgartner, Honda
  • Brent Curtis, Wencor Group
  • Ryan Soskin, Goodship
  • Ashley Hannay, Norfolk Southern
  • Brian Parrish, Fifth Third Bank
  • Greg Brown, DUDE Products

Client Projects

Each semester, students of MGT 498 (senior supply chain management class) are divided into groups to collaborate with companies that have a track record of supporting the supply chain program on a project that is either something they’re considering or an internal study that they have conducted in the past. Firms that have supported MGT 498 include (but not limited to):

  • LSI Industries
  • Bon Secours Mercy Health
  • Alea and Amori
  • Honda
  • NNR Global Logistics
  • Miami University Pro Shop
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • Kroger
  • Riverbend Malthouse
  • Cintas
  • MadTree Brewery
  • Terillium
  • Textron Aviation
  • David J. Joseph Company
  • ThyssenKrupp Bilstein
  • JTM Foods

In the past several years, we have asked our project partners to ensure that their projects are specifically relevant to purchasing and strategic sourcing topics, rather than any supply chain topic. These include supplier selection decisions, consolidating/centralizing purchasing spending, category studies, project lifecycle analyses, cost of ownership estimation, and product packaging. Other supply chain topics that have been used in the past include warehouse heat mapping, global logistics routing, 5S implementation, and more.

Case Competitions

The Management Department sponsors SCM students and pays most of the expenses for several SCM-oriented case competitions each year. Most recently, this included:

  • Kelley School of Business at IUPUI
  • General Motors/Wayne State, MI
  • Michigan State University
  • Denver Transportation Club
  • Weber State, UT
  • Terillium Supply Chain Case Competition at Miami University
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Case Competitions

The Management Department sponsors Supply Chain Management students and pays most of the expenses for several SCM-oriented case competitions each year.

Recent Competitions:

  • Kelley School of Business at IUPUI
  • General Motors/Wayne State, MI
  • Michigan State University
  • Denver Transportation Club
  • Weber State, UT
  • Terillium Supply Chain Case Competition at Miami University

General Motors/Wayne State, MI Case Competition Winners

general motors wayne state michigan student group winners

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