EKU's Global Supply Chain Management program is poised to become the next signature program for the School of Business. Classes are over full, students are working in prestigious internships, individual and corporate donations are now coming directly into the program, and graduates are securing high-paying jobs with companies such as SpaceX, Northrup Grumman, Altria, Uber, and Hitachi.
Supply Chain leaders in the region were more than willing to come together to form an advisory council that will further propel the SCM program to regional prominence. The inaugural meeting of the Global Supply Chain Management Advisory Council was held Friday, September 8, 2017, at the EKU Business and Technology Center. Notable industry leaders discussed the state of the program and offered advice and guidance for enabling continued growth. Companies represented on the council include Corning, Lexmark, Hitachi, Carhartt, and Valvoline, among others.
EKU is the first public university in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to offer a comprehensive undergraduate degree program in Global Supply Chain Management. The program was launched in 2014-2015 as a concentration within the General Business degree program and is under the direction of Executive in Residence James Kirby Easterling.
Photo caption (l-r): Weiling Zhuang (EKU), William Hardy (Carhartt), James Kirby Easterling (EKU), Jennifer Strauel (Carhartt), Sam Weiderman (Corning), Teresa W. Smith (EKU GSCM student rep), Jim Coriell (Valvoline), Eric-Stephan Neill (APICS), Joe Rice (Lexmark), Kelly True (Hitachi), Joshua Abend (EKU MBA student rep), Tom Erekson (EKU)