Tan Miller, a member of MH&L’s editorial advisory board, joined with fellow faculty and administrative colleagues at the Rider University School of Business to launch the Global Supply Chain Management Program in 2009. The goal was to connect classroom learning with real-world, best-practice applications. The challenge is to maintain continuing financial support for such programs.
Last week, WAM Systems, providers of supply chain planning solutions to the process industry, announced plans to continue support for the program.
“From the very early days of the program, I felt it was critical to link the concepts that we were learning in tactical and strategic planning to software programs being used to optimize and enhance those processes,” said Miller.
“I then approached WAM Systems, who were very supportive of the program and were able to come to the university and provide an up-close look at their advanced supply chain planning technologies. By presenting an overview of their solution and describing how their customers—large, global planning teams in companies in the process industry—are employing it, the students get to see how this type of technology provides an enhanced layer of optimization, monitoring and decision-making—helping these teams gain control over highly-complex and ever-changing planning details.”
Rider alumnus, Mike Holmstrom, participated in the program which included an internship at WAM Systems. After graduation, Holmstrom joined WAM as a Supply Chain Analyst and now contributes to the company’s global service team, helping implement supply chain planning improvement initiatives with process manufacturing companies worldwide. Holmstrom will host the classes at Rider’s Lawrenceville campus on October 23.