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Western Illinois University's Supply Chain Management (SCM) program will provide students an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and experience and meet with professionals in the field through the annual Supply Chain Management Day.
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The event, designed to foster interaction among current and prospective SCM majors, employers and WIU faculty and staff, gives participating companies the chance to speak with students from Western's Supply Chain Management program, one of Western's Signature Academic Programs that is known for being one of three programs of its type in Illinois and one of only approximately 50 programs nationally that is accredited by AACSB International.
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Western Illinois University to Hold Supply Chain Management Day

August 5, 2016


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MACOMB, IL - - "Between now and 2018, there will be 1.4 million new jobs in logistics and supply chain. However, educational institutions can graduate only 30 percent of that workforce." – Daniel Stanton, former MHI vice president of education and professional development

This fall, Western Illinois University's Supply Chain Management (SCM) program will do its part to help WIU students benefit from those numbers. The SCM program will provide students with an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and experience and meet with professionals in the field through the annual Supply Chain Management Day. The event, designed to foster interaction among current and prospective SCM majors, employers and WIU faculty and staff, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21 on the WIU Macomb campus.

It is free for companies to register to attend SCM Day, set up a table display and talk with students at the career fair. Companies who wish to register should do so online by Tuesday, Sept. 13.

WIU alumnus Tim Engstrom will be the keynote speaker during the evening networking dinner. Engstrom, who received his bachelor's degree from Western in transportation and physical distribution (currently supply chain management) and his master's degree in supply chain management from Elmhurst College, is a lifelong supply chain practitioner who has held leadership roles at Lawson Products, OfficeMax, Nestle and, most recently, Walgreens, serving as group vice president of distribution operations.

Western's SCM program offers a comprehensive purchase-to-delivery curriculum and is one of only three programs of its type in Illinois and one of only approximately 50 programs nationally that is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). It is also one of Western's Signature Academic Programs.

For companies or students who wish to register or wish to view a list of employers visiting campus, upload their resume or see the schedule of events, visit wiu.edu/cbt/management_and_marketing/scm-day.php. Registration is required.

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