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SCM Day Monday, Oct. 3

September 28, 2011

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MACOMB, IL - - Students interested in the supply chain management field are invited to participate in the eighth annual Supply Chain Management Day Monday, Oct. 3 in the WIU Multicultural Center.

The event includes an afternoon of informal meet-and-greet opportunities with company representatives, according to Bart Jennings, event founder and supply chain management professor.

"During the last several years, many of the SCM industry's leading employers have shown record interest in our SCM students," Jennings said. "Many of them participate in SCM Day and are actively recruiting for multiple open positions."

The event is open to all supply chain management major and minors, as well as students interested in the SCM field.

"Recent WIU SCM graduates have received job offers following their junior year, some have received multiple offers, and starting salaries continue to increase," Jennings noted. If students are interested in the SCM field, this is a tremendous opportunity to visit one-on-one with industry insiders."

SCM was established as a degree program at WIU-Macomb in 2005, and is now one of WIU's eight signature programs designated by President Jack Thomas. Western's SCM offering is one of the 40 programs nationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Graduate students also have the option to pursue an SCM concentration within WIU's Master of Business Administration degree.

Jennings pointed out that since its beginning, SCM Day has continued to grow.

"We're looking to host 12 of the industry's top SCM companies at this year's event. We've come a long way since our first SCM Day with just five companies."

For more information about SCM Day, contact Jennings at (309) 298-1540 or

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