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Volume 12

Number 7 July 2014

Center for Supply Chain Management John Cook School of Business Saint Louis University NEWSLETTER

INSIDE THIS ISSUE New Monsanto Board Member - Mario Morhy 2014 Fall Professional Development Course Schedule Save The Dates Center Programs and Registration Center News - Food for Thought Coming Soon --- New CSCMS Distance Learning Option Center Organization and Board Members Center for Supply Chain Office


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New Monsanto Board Member Mr. Mario Morhy The Center for Supply Chain Management Studies at Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business welcomes Mr. Mario Morhy as a new board member from Monsanto. Mr. Morhy replaces Mr. Kevin Lawrence who recently retired from Monsanto. Mario Morhy is currently the Global Planning and Order to Cash Lead at Monsanto. He is responsible for all the aspects of planning, logistics and customer service, including S&OP, materials, inventory and distribution planning, network design, transportation, global trade, warehousing and customer service. Mario joined Monsanto from PepsiCo Brazil, where he was Supply Director for Frito-Lay and Quaker businesses units. At PepsiCo he was responsible for planning, competence building, manufacturing, customer service, center of excellence, network design and logistics. Previously Mario was with Procter & Gamble Brazil, where he led several areas in supply chain: supply planning, procurement, logistics, quality assurance, technical packaging and manufacturing. Mario has also worked in Budweiser Brazil, a joint venture between Anheuser-Busch and Antarctica Brewery, where he was responsible to integrate Supply Chain processes and structures. Mario earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at Federal University of Para in Brazil, and also holds a MBA from University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Fall 2014 Professional Development Program Schedule Topic



Project Management

Ray Scott

August 7-8

SCM 101 and Financial Impact

Ik-Whan Kwon, Ph.D.

August 21

Note: Required for all Integrated SCM students. Free for CSCMS members.


Supply Chain Simulation and Project Management

Ray Scott John Hamilton, Ph.D.

August 22

Managing Inventories for Increased Profitability

Ray Scott

September 25-26

Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management



Managing Transportation & Warehousing

Tom Goldsby, Ph.D.

November 20-21

Research Project Presentation

Frank Fischer John Hamilton, PH. D.

December 12

Electives – two 8 hour courses


CSCMS approved

Supply Chain Trade Compliance

Mark Baxa

September 11-12

Reducing SCM Variability

Justin Goodson, Ph.D.

October 10

Risk Management – On-line

Dana Hullinger

November 1

Save-the-Dates Title: Project Management in Supply Chain Operations Date: August 7 and 8, 2014 Instructor: Ray Scott Brief Description: Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals. A project is a temporary endeavor with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables), undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with business as usual (or operations), which are repetitive, permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services

Cost: $1,200 Where: The John Cook School of Business, Room CK230 Title: SCM101 and Financial Impact* Date: August 21, 2014 Instructor: Ik-Whan Kwon, Ph.D., Professor of Operations Management and Director of the Center at Saint Louis University 3

Brief Description: SCM draws heavily from the areas of operations management, logistics, procurement, information technology and strives for an integrated approach. This course also brings into consideration the impact of supply chain management on performance on the firm’s financial results.

Cost: $600 with a special introductory fee of $300 for non-members and as a single introductory course. No charge for Center member companies not attending the Integrated Supply Chain Management certificate program. Where: The John Cook School of Business, Room CK230 Title: Supply Chain Simulation and Project Management* Date: August 22, 2014 Instructor: John Hamilton, Ph.D and Mr. Ray Scott Brief description: ISCM Supply Chain Simulation: The sourcing, operations and inventory management, transportation and warehousing, and final distribution of a product to the end customer to the end customer comprise the components of the supply chain. SC simulation demonstrates how these components work together and how to increase SC effectiveness and efficiency. ISCM Project Management: Project management (PM) is the discipline of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals. In developing an ISCM project some key elements to consider are the integrated nature of the supply chain

Cost: $600

Center Programs and Registration You can access the full range of programs and register at enter at the Center for Supply Chain Management Studies – A Center of Distinction. Center discounts for members range from 10-30 percent based membership level.


Center News - Food for Thought Logistics a key competitive advantage over next decade By: Manila Bulletin (via Yahoo News) Logistics will play a key role over the next 10 years providing companies important competitive advantages such as deliveries within a few hours on the day of ordering, flexible receiving and return times, as well as resilient logistics and value-added concepts in emerging countries. This is one of the key findings of the "Global E-Tailing 2025" study, initiated by Deutsche Post DHL with participation of the trend research institutions Z_punkt and See More, as well as numerous international experts from retail, logistics and academia. It is the first global scenario study on cross-border online commerce and its implications for the logistics industry. Read the full article here. Do procurement cards have a place in the modern supply chain? By: Procurement Leaders News Procurement cards are as popular as ever. While they serve a purpose — providing a relatively easy way to make low value, high volume purchases or for transacting with suppliers which only accept credit card payments — they are far from perfect. Their overriding benefit — to make small transactions relatively more convenient — is easily outweighed by the numerous new problems they add to any organization that uses them. Read the full article here. The future supply chain workforce: Can supply chain organizations balance their own demand and supply? By: The 21st Supply Chain Lori Smith writes, "The central theme of the Gartner Supply Chain Executive conference last week was all about supply chain leading the next decade. I too believe this to be the case — both out of necessity and because of the progressive evolution of the function. But a function doesn't lead, people do. So who are these people that will manage and contribute to supply chain management in the next decade?" Read the full article here.


Coming Soon --- New CSCMS Distance Learning Options Distance learning is a mode of delivering education and instruction, often on an individual basis, to students who are not physically present in a traditional setting such as a classroom. Distance learning provides "access to learning when the source of information and the learners are separated by time and distance, or both. Distance education courses that require a physical on-site presence for any reason (including taking examinations) are referred to as blended courses. The Center will introduce several distance learning courses in the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015. The initial courses will not be blended. These new options will provide Center students and others with new opportunities to enhance their professional skills in supply chain management and related areas. Look for more information in future newsletters and Center announcements.


Center Organizations & Board Members AEP River Operations Ameren Services

Mr. George Piccioni Mr. Dennis Weisenborn & Mr. Mark Brandt Mr. Gary Welker Mr. Bob Elfanbaum Mr. David Thole, Mr. Steve Georgevitch, & Ms. Joann Franke Mr. Ed Lampitt Mr. Frank Cirimele Mr. Fred Perreand & Mr. Joe Ackerman Mr. Jeroen Kanters Mr. Ray Martin Mr. George Morrison Mr. Frank Fischer Mr. Mario Morhy Mr. Bob Bielecki Mr. Kevin Mowery Mr. Marty Tendler & Mr. Pete Spanos Mr. Carlton Adams Ms. JoAnne Levy Dr. John Hamilton Mr. August (Gus) Schaefer Mr. Tom Duwel Mr. Kurt Grimminger Dr. Ik-Whan Kwon

Anheuser-Busch/InBev Asynchrony The Boeing Company Cassidy Turley Company Cass Information Systems Emerson Company Energizer Hodgson Mill Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Mesa Logistics Monsanto Company Nordyne, Inc. Novus International, Inc. Nestle Purina Pet Care Peabody Energy ROi Saint Louis University Underwriter Laboratories UniGroup, Inc. World Wide Technology Ex-Officio

Honorary Members Mr. Bob Drury, Mr. Gerald Hayden, Mr. Jim Kavanaugh, Mr. Tom Olson


Center for Supply Chain Management Office Scott Safranski, Ph.D., Interim Dean Ik-Whan G. Kwon, Ph.D., Director John W. Hamilton, Ph.D., Associate Director Mrs. Dawn DeLaria, Administrative Assistant Center for Supply Chain Management John Cook School of Business Saint Louis University 3674 Lindell Blvd. DS 458 Saint Louis, Mo 63108 Phone: (314) 977-3617 Fax: (314) 977-2068 Email:


Center for Supply Chain Management: July 2014