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Left to Right: Director of Operations for Group O Scott and WIU Supply Chain Management students Thomas Killick, Tyler French, James Tracy, Erin Riley, Chris Schafer, Ashley Fransene, Dylan Freeman, Cody Friedrick and Chad Johnson and Vice President of Supply Chain for Group O Jeremy Womack
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WIU-QC Supply Chain Management students tour the Group O shop floor.
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Vice President of Supply Chain Jeremy Womack answers James' question about warehousing and kitting.
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Director of Operations Scott explains to Dylan about the choice of racking used.
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Group O Invites Western Students to Job Shadow

November 27, 2019

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MOLINE, IL - - The Western Illinois University Supply Chain Management Student Association-Quad Cities (SCMSA-QC) recently had the opportunity to pair up with directors and managers at Group O in Milan, IL, to learn about supply chain functions.

Group O, a packaging, supply chain and marketing services company, offered WIU-QC students the chance to get some professional mentorship while learning about various supply chain functions, such as scheduling and client services, kitting operations, strategic sourcing and pricing, order management, production and tail spend management, through three rounds of one-hour job shadows.

Students spent the day with managers and directors learning about what a typical supply chain work day might look like and some challenges they might encounter, and they were able to ask questions and learn problem-solving skills in real-time.

Because of the success of this event, Group O plans to host another similar event in the spring.

For more information about WIU's Supply Chain Management program, visit

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