For students interested in supply chain, the Stillman School of Business and Seton Hall's student chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) will host the annual Supply Chain Symposium on Tuesday, April 9, from 7-9 p.m. in Jubilee Hall Atrium.
Beginning at 7 p.m. panelists from top organizations will discuss the field of supply chain management and logistics, and the various career paths in the field. The panelists will also talk about their leadership roles within their respective organizations. In addition, students will have an opportunity to ask questions of these experts and gain insights into the day-to-day functions of large logistic operations.
Representatives from the following organizations will be in attendance:
- Hackensak Meridian Health
- Supply Chain Wizard
- Bayer HealthCare
- Argent Associates
Following the panel discussion, students are invited to attend a networking reception with faculty and the panelists.
"Since supply chain is the nerve center of any organization, whichever career path students choose, understanding the functional areas in the supply chain will give them a leg up," said Professor Renu Ramnarayanan, Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, and advisor to the APICS student chapter.
Supply chain management is one of eight specializations offered within the Stillman School's M.B.A. program, and at the undergraduate level, students can pursue a supply chain certificate. In these programs students go beyond theory, and work with real data and real examples, often working with faculty to solve practical problems that arise in real-world supply chains. Visits to corporate partner sites are also incorporated into the curriculum.
The University's APICS chapter is well regarded, having recently earned a gold level award for its 2017-18 activities by APICS, the premier organization for supply chain management professionals.