Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The director of Rider's innovative Global Supply Chain Management program took part in a roundtable discussion published in Materials Handling & Logistics magazine, a key industry trade publication. An article on the session -- including Associate Professor Tan Miller's views on supply chain trends and issues -- appears in the current issue of the publication.
In the article, Miller discussed the importance of incorporating real world experience into the academic curriculum of supply chain academic programs. Miller explained that a particularly attractive aspect of Rider's Global Supply Chain program is the requirement for students to participate in a co-op program to gain such hands-on exeprience.
“The way to get hired out of college into a supply chain organization is typically to complete a co-op, do a good job, and that leads to an offer,” said Miller in the magazine article.
In addition to heading the Rider program, Millera is a member of Materials Handling & Logistics' editorial board, and teaches at Global Trade Academy, an advanced resource for corporations for international supply chain management programs.
Rider's Global Supply Chain Management major offers students an innovative academic and co-op program that prepares them for future challenges and success as professionals in the fast growing field of supply chain management. The program is an inter-disciplinary effort jointly taught by experts from several University departments: Computer Information Systems and Supply Chain, Marketing, and International Business, with additional support from faculty with expertise in Management Science. In addition to academics, the program sponsors industry speakers, symposiums for supply chain practitioners, and additional activities to enhance the numerous relationships between Rider and supply chain professionals in both private industry and the non-profit sector.
To learn more about Miller, visit his Faculty Expert Page.