There are already > 22,000 SCM 2023 internships posted: & & > 60,000 business related internships.

Tips/advice from this college professor (aka, educated idiot):
1. Read. People that read a lot make more $ (2.3 times more?!)
2. Learn the job saving technology. &

3. Learn to interview well. and
How to prep for virtual career fairs:
Being job ready…
4. Learn to negotiate ($). and
5. Learn to network & use LinkedIn. & &

6. Delay graduation for experience.
7. Learn to problem solve – &

8. Double Major? &

9. Get a grad degree? Earn $3M more than someone w/ only a bachelor’s degree. &

10. Job rotations?
11. 10 college majors that earn the most money: &
12. Free tool for calculating degree ROI: &

13. Get certified as a subject matter expert: &

14. Learn to talk CFO talk:

Recent observations & career advice (videos/podcasts):

What is SCM?…

Sourcing Strategy:

Resume Advice:

Grad school advice:


Why are U.S. Firms Becoming Socially Responsible & Sustainable (or aren’t they)?

Recent observations & career advice (videos/podcasts):

How should companies use competitive bidding?
Assume a supplier estimates the following costs on an RFQ
ROI and Your Core Competency (i.e., SCM?)

To stay competitive, companies are forced to outsource commodities and focus on their core competency
The primary elements for sourcing a supply partner
What does it mean to be hollow? Sourcing Strategy matters!
The most reprinted article in the Harvard Business Review: The “Core Competence” Article

You have every legal right to say you want a “cost breakdown”

Procurement 101: Explanation on Commodities
How do companies outsource strategically?
POs & Advanced Contract Mgmt:

How SCM managers “prepare” to negotiate price increases.

Hundreds of SCM Blogs…

Dr. Sime (Sheema) Curkovic, Ph.D.,
Professor, Operations/Supply Chain, Lee Honors College Faculty FellowWestern Michigan University, Haworth College of BusinessKalamazoo, MI 49008-5429 | 269.267.3093 |
The Western Way: “Better, faster, cheaper”
WMU: #1 in MI for earnings by graduates
Sample Lectures: What is SCM?

WMU…One of nation’s best undergrad SCM programs (Gartner); 2nd in technology (SoftwareAdvice); 2nd in top global talent (SCM World)


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