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photo of Nathan HenckelGamifying travel at Intuit—As a new analyst at Intuit, Nathan Henckel, B.B.A.,'17, teamed up with three other employees to create a gamification process where employees earn rewards while the company cuts travel costs. Nathan credits WMU's rigorous ISM curriculum, which includes data analytics and manufacturing engineering coursework, and hands on industry experience for helping put him on the path to Intuit.
photo of students in work settingTop 10 in the country for third time in a row—WMU's ISM program ranked No. 8 on national researcher Gartner's list of Top U.S. Supply Chain Undergraduate Programs. This distinction places it within the top tier of programs nationwide.
photo of John HaywardGetting involved and achieving success in ISM—ISM student John Hayward is making the most of his college experience and preparing for a successful future.
photo of Dr. Sime CurkovicDr. Sime Curkovic recognized by Lee Honors College—Dr. Sime Curkovic was named a faculty fellow by WMU's Lee Honors College in recognition of his outstanding service and contributions to student success.
photo of WMU Punta Gorda signNew Supply Chain Master's and Graduate Certificate Options—WMU will begin offering supply chain management master's degree and certificate programs this fall at its Punta Gorda, Florida, regional location.
photo of case competition student team2018 National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition—ISM Broncos Hunter Hart, Kathryn Bules, Celina Clark and Medina Alic competed in the National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition at the University of Minnesota April 4-7.

photo of Ken JonesThe Student Becomes the Teacher—Students get real-life experience in WMU’s ISM program. Offering students the right types of experiences is a key differentiator for the ISM program.

photo of Sen. O'Brien, Gov. Snyder and Joe BrownGov. Snyder says jobs program is worth bragging about—WMU Bronco Force is a proud Urban Alliance Technical Center partner and continues to lead warehouse management and inventory control academies.

photo of case competition student teamAPICS Case Competition—The WMU team of Kaitlyn Mrozowski, Clayton Nolley, Kyle Steinfeldt and Lojain Ahmed performed well at the regional APICS Case Competition in Chicago Feb. 23-24. The competition, provided by APICS in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting LLP, gives graduate and undergraduate student teams an opportunity to enhance and test their supply chain knowledge by working on end-to-end supply chain challenges drawn from company experiences.

2017

photo of Ken Jones, Emily Varner, Lauren Carroll and Gabe DuBoisISM Indirect Conference—Seniors Emily Varner, Lauren Carroll and Gabe DuBois, along with Ken Jones, director of education and applied solutions, attended the ISM Indirect Conference 2017 in Las Vegas Nov. 29-Dec. 1. The conference features top indirect procurement experts, interactive sessions and a case challenge for student attendees. WMU is one of only five universities selected by the ISM Indirect and Services Group to receive student scholarships and participate in the case challenge.
photo of WMU ISM teamASU Case Competition—ISM Broncos Lojain Ahmed, Meagan McCormick, Taylor Schott and Mike Szczepanski had a strong showing at the 5th Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Case Competition – Fall Series held Nov. 8-11, 2017. The Supply Chain Management Association at Arizona State University hosted the competition, which brings together students from supply chain programs throughout the nation.
photo of three participantsSIG Global Summit—The Sourcing Industry Group selected ISM Broncos Celina Clark and Courtney Mrozowski to attend the fall 2017 SIG Global Summit in Carlsbad, Calif. WMU's ISM program is a key global university partner to SIG.
photo of student teamISM students place second at international case competition—A team of ISM students finished second at the 2017 General Motors/Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition. This is the first time a WMU team has placed in the annual competition.
graphic congratulating WMUWMU named finalist for manufacturing leadership award—The Bronco Force warehouse initiative beat out dozens of nominations, making it a finalist for the 2017 Manufacturing Leaders Talent Engagement Award.
photo of AGCO employeesHiring ISM Broncos at AGCO—AGCO has received numerous accolades and awards for its innovative supply chain. Read how the company harnesses ISM talent from WMU to manage its complex, global supply chains.

photo of warehouse workerWMU launches supply chain academies in new tech center—WMU's Bronco Force and Urban Alliance are joining forces to provide critically needed supply chain management industry support and training for unemployed and underemployed residents.

photo of Justin DudzinskiAmazon's latest ISM employee—ISM grad Justin Dudzinski, B.B.A.’17, describes the path to his job at one of Amazon’s newest fulfillment centers packed with high-end technology, including robots.

photo of ISM gradsISM grad and his roommate launch Mochabox.com—ISM grad Harlin Thomas and his WMU roommate Floyd Sartin teamed up to launch Mochabox.com, a roast-to-order wholesale coffee distributor.

 photo of Eddie MulfordISM student receives prestigious scholarship—Edward Mulford has been awarded a coveted Transportation Club of Detroit scholarship for 2017. This marks the fifth year in a row that a WMU student has been the recipient of the scholarship.

AGCO logoGreg Toornman, director of global materials, logistics and freight management at AGCO, mentions their collaboration with the WMU ISM program in Supply Chain World in an article on AGCO's smart logistics initiative.

photo of Dr. CurkovicCurkovic and alumni create new global industry standard—Working with leading indirect procurement execs and a global consulting firm, Dr. Sime Curkovic was tapped to help direct the efforts in developing an indirect procurement standard now available to industry.

photo of judgesCase competitions—During the 2016-17 academic year, ISM students participated in seven case competitions, including the General Motors/Wayne State University Supply Chain Case Competition, the Michigan State University Simulation Case Competition and the Institute for Supply Management Indirect Materials and Services Conference and Competition.

photo of teamSIG World Summit—WMU was one of five universities with ISM students selected to attend the Sourcing Industry Group World Summit in Amelia Island, Fla., and the only one with students selected at the undergraduate level.

photo of teamNational case competition—A four-student team earned an Honorable Mention at the University of Minnesota's 5th Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Case Competition. This is the first year Western sent a team to the highly competitive, national competition.

photo of Rachel LarsonRising ISM senior awarded coveted $10,000 national scholarship—Rachel Larson was selected to receive the 2017-18 Gary L. Buffington Memorial Scholarship, awarded each year to a rising senior in a qualified undergraduate industrial distribution program that exhibits industry relevance and mentorship.

photo of participantsWMU Supply Chain Challenge—Teams from Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University and WMU competed in the first WMU Supply Chain Challenge sponsored by Whirlpool.

photo of studentsISM professional development presentation—ISM students Rachel Larson, Edward Mulford and Courtney Patterson presented on Business Team Functionality at the Institute for Supply Management Greater Grand Rapids Professional Development Meeting on Feb. 21, 2017.

photo of Lauren CarrollISM student recognized as 2016-2017 Trailblazer of the Year—Lauren Carroll was named the 2016-2017 Trailblazer of the Year. The Trailblazer program is in its third year and recognizes and honors business students for their commitment to academics, personal and professional development, leadership and community, and campus involvement.
graphic of the number 2SCM ranks ISM No. 2—WMU's ISM program ranked second on a listing of the top 100 universities for supply chain talent produced by SCM World, a cross-industry learning community powered by the world's most influential supply chain practitioners.

photo of Ryan BetkeLinkedIn Post—Ryan Betke "Grade Point Average and the Workforce."