Three supply chain orgs you can join (ISMworld.org for $35 & CSCMP.org for $40 & ASCM.org for free!)

I would highly encourage you to join organizations related to what you are majoring in.  Send the message to employers that you plan on being an engaged member of your discipline.  Also, these organizations have certifications which can be used to externally validate you as a subject matter expert in Supply Chain Management. Send the message to employers that you are aware of these certifications and these certifications are a...

List of Fall 2021/Summer 2022 SCM internships, salary data, job interview preparation, etc.

What do SCM internships pay? https://lnkd.in/e8pfXtC Delay graduation for work experience? https://lnkd.in/ewKu7b_XI just wanted to clarify that all supply chain internships are paid internships. The companies at our career fairs pay & they pay very well. If you meet any companies that will not pay you (which is very un-American), then just let me know. I will gladly escort them off campus with great enthusiasm (very American). Demand for you exceeds supply...

WMU ISM students continue to get virtual professional work experience during covid

WMU ISM students continue to get virtual professional work experience during covid: https://lnkd.in/emANEgKThank you Lacks, Eaton, Bronson Hospital, Kellogg, Lear, & Mann-Hummel.  Yes, the students helped you, but you also helped them! It ended up being a deal breaker for them on the job market. Perfect job placement during covid! Project 1: Daily Maintenance Operating Report OptimizationProject 2: Efficient Production Planning & ForecastingProject 3: Material Procurement Planning & ForecastingProject 4: Warehouse Cost AnalysisProject 5: Functional Excellence: Directed...

Please share with a high schooler or young college student trying to decide on a major.

Please share with a high schooler or young college student trying to decide on a major. https://lnkd.in/e5xW7Dn and https://lnkd.in/eSXaE_JQuickest way to six figures? Answer: Supply Chain Management 2020 from Gartner:Undergraduate Program Salary & Placement Trends Salary:  *The average starting salary for undergraduates is $58,569, up from $56,973 in 2018 (WMU ISM grads >$60K, with many >$70K)  *Top 10 undergraduate programs (such as WMU ISM): $63,067, up from $61,654 in 2018  Placement: *92% of graduates are placed within...
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Yes, the WMU Haworth College of Business (HCoB) is one of the best business colleges in the world…

This post has almost 10,000 views, so I will keep the good news coming...Yes, the WMU Haworth College of Business (HCoB) is one of the best business colleges in the world.AACSB accredited (that means top 5% globally) & most programs are nationally/globally ranked. Why? My answer: faculty are obsessed with student success. Examples:WMU named in Princeton Review's 2021 'best business schools'https://lnkd.in/esW6ZuD WMU: No. 1 in Michigan for earnings by graduates from all backgrounds...
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Problem solving has kept moving up and is now number one!

Problem-solving is the #1 sought after skill (used to be leadership).https://lnkd.in/eWaJ8q2 (see Elon's resume)Here is an alarming statistic…Nearly a third of all supply chain processes are inadequate, according to research from Crimson & Co. Covid kind of brought this front and center.  Problem solving has kept moving up and is now number one! It has actually passed leadership. What is ranked #6 (answer: leadership)? Why do you think this keeps dropping in the rankings? What is ranked...

Why exactly do readers earn so much more money?

People that read a lot make way more money (2.3 times more?!!!!)For a list of my recommendations: https://lnkd.in/eANYsvs Here is an astounding fact - readers make more money - a lot more! It's true. According to a number of studies, business people who read at least 7 business books a year earn over 2.3 times more than people who read only 1 book per year. Why exactly do readers earn so...

Employers require these business analytics skill sets from their supply chain management professionals

Business analytics addresses an increasing demand in organizations of all types. Does your school teach this? Find out at: https://lnkd.in/eMPTFCd Employers require these business analytics skill sets from their supply chain management professionalsDo you know...big data/predictive analytics, database management, data mining, project management, SQL, Python, PMO, Tableau, Power BI, etc.? Business analytics addresses an increasing demand in organizations of all types to understand data related to their operations. Investments in information systems throughout...

I am very comfortable in saying Python and R are the two most popular languages in analytics, but I think Python prevails.

How much Python do I need to know in order to excel in supply chain data analytics? https://lnkd.in/eQSY2GbI am very comfortable in saying Python and R are the two most popular languages in analytics, but I think Python prevails. Python is a nice tool for statistics, machine learning and data mining. Most students that are learning Python for data analysis are likley learning in the Jupyter environment. This combination offers a...

Companies are only now starting to look at their indirect procurement from a strategic perspective.

This post has over 2,000 views, I was shocked, so more indirect stuff on the way...Indirect Procurement: A new global industry standard https://lnkd.in/eC5ehg9What is MRO? It is a type of indirect cost. Great career path!https://lnkd.in/ecdDMYQ When global consulting firm COPC Inc. planned the development of standards for indirect procurement, industry executives responsible for organizations were asked to participate on the project. Many of those were WMU Faculty & Business Broncos. Companies...