Center for Supply Chain Excellence adds Partners

Logos for Dover, DHL, Arrive Logistics

The Center for Supply Chain Excellence (CSCE) at the Farmer School of Business has added a trio of major names in the supply chain business world as its newest partners.

Arrive Logistics, DHL Supply Chain, and Dover Corporation are Founding Corporate partners for the Center, created in 2020. Corporate Partners support the CSCE with an annual membership investment, which helps support student activities, faculty research, and corporate engagement. 

"We are very excited and proud to be adding Founding Corporate Partners to the Center for Supply Chain Excellence. Dover Corporation was the first to join and we really appreciate their support for getting everything started. Alum Steve Katzfey and his team have jumped in with both feet and are already part of our client projects for our Strategic Sourcing class, where students are working on helping them solve various issues and improve their sourcing processes,” explained Monique Murfield, Director of the CSCE.

“We originally approached Miami to learn more about on-campus and virtual recruiting opportunities, and were pleased to learn more about the Center for Supply Chain Excellence. The center’s engagement model with corporate partners was a perfect fit for us,” said Katzfey, 2002 FSB graduate and Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Dover Corporation. “Upon joining, we were quickly introduced to faculty, campus recruiting teams, and the student-run Supply Chain Management Club. Since then we've kicked off a global sourcing project with the 400-level supply chain class and made introductions to the supply chain clubs.”

“Recently, we have added on DHL Supply Chain and Arrive Logistics as Founding Corporate Partners to the CSCE. We have partnered with DHL Supply Chain for quite a few years and they have always been very giving with their time and support for our supply chain and operations program at Miami University. They have been active in engaging with our students through class consulting projects, our Supply Chain Executive Speaker Series, and many other networking activities over the years,” Murfield noted. “Similarly, Arrive Logistics CEO and co-founder Matt Pyatt has prioritized recruiting from his alma mater over the last several years as Arrive Logistics has grown. The Arrive team has already been involved in speaking in classes, mini-case development, and we are looking forward to developing this new relationship further.”

Dennis Lutwen, President, Automotive, Engineering & Manufacturing and Chemicals & Energy North America, at DHL Supply Chain said, “DHL Supply Chain is proud to expand our partnership with Farmer School of Business as a Founding Partner of the Center for Supply Chain Excellence. We look forward to supporting the Center as it continues to drive leadership in the logistics industry.” “We are confident that connecting with students and faculty through the CSCE will allow us to further progress our objective to increase productivity, visibility and agility for DHL Supply Chain’s customers.”

"As a Miami University alumni, I’m excited to partner with my alma mater to provide resources to students interested in entering logistics careers,” Arrive Logistics’ CEO and 2010 FSB graduate Matt Pyatt noted. “Since Arrive’s inception, we’ve hired incredible talent from Miami University, and we are continuing that tradition and will introduce Miami University's Center for Supply Chain Excellence students to opportunities at Arrive Logistics that will leverage their education and career interests to the fullest.”

The Center for Supply Chain Excellence Corporate Partners Program is designed to be mutually beneficial, providing special recruitment access to employers while enhancing internship and career opportunities for students. The CSCE aims to translate rigorous academic research into relevant insights for practitioners, and solve current relevant issues through collaborative projects with Corporate Partners.

“We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with Miami University through the partnership with the Center for Supply Chain Excellence. In the last five years, our partnership with Miami has afforded us the opportunity to present to more than 1,000 students and hire more than 80 interns and full-time college recruits,” Caitlin LaVon, College Recruiting Manager for DHL Supply Chain and a 2014 FSB graduate, said. “As a Miami alum, I am proud to work for an organization who is willing to invest in the future of supply chain!”

“As leaders in the industry at a time when supply chain management has never been more critical, we are excited that Dover Corporation, DHL Supply Chain and Arrive Logistics have chosen to formally partner with us and provide opportunities for the future generation of supply chain leaders," Murfield remarked.