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Volume 12

Number 6 June 2014

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

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Congratulations to ISCM Graduates Cerificates Awarded - Spring 2013 and Fall 2014 Best Project Selection Process and Best Projects - Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 Save The Date 2014 Board Meeting Dates Center Programs and Registration Center News Photo Gallery Center Organization and Board Members Center for Supply Chain Office 1

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Congratulations to ISCM Graduates The Center for Supply Chain Management Studies at Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business held the 2013-2014 Integrated Supply Chain Management Graduation on May 22, 2014 at the A-B Auditorium in Saint Louis University. Dean Scott Safranski welcomed the graduates.. There are 53 graduates from 11 different companies earning the Integrated Supply Chain Management Certificate. At the ceremony, two teams were recognized for their outstanding projects and awarded Best Project certificates. The graduates were reminded that they received certification from a top ranked university in the country and it is just a beginning of their long journey toward excellence as supply chain professionals. The Saint Louis University Supply Chain Management program is ranked #13 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and # 55 in the world by the Eduniversal in Europe. Since its inception in Springg 2003, the Center has awarded more than 600 students with certificates in Integrated Supply Chain Management. Many of those who went through our program are key employees in supply chain management of respected organizations. Instructors and staff of the Center salute you for your accomplishments and look forward to working with you in the future.

Certificates Awarded 2013-2014 Dan Heimos, WWT Jasmine Hespen, Boeing Tim Holtmeier, Ameren Brian Hutchinson, WWT Jennifer Krusemark, Monsanto Ryan Lohmeier, Rubbermaid Carmona March, USTRANSCOM Anish Mathew, Monsanto Cara Matteuzzi, Ameren Tim Meyer, Purina Kelly Mueller McNulty, USTRANSCOM Douglas Palagi, USAF

FALL 2013 Matthew Arms, Boeing Michelle Bleamer, WWT Eric Brandt, WWT Chrystal Brown, Ameren Jason Daniels, WWT Justin Diehl, USAF Jillian Eatherton, Boeing Jason Evans, USAF Adam Felling, Boeing Petra Freund, Boeing Rick Gehris, Unisystem 2

Sean Parker, WWT Michelle Peterson, Ameren Lance Rowley, Monsanto Christian Saia, Monsanto Arturo Santos-Tankia, Monsanto Ryan Starr, Boeing Scott Szostak, Ameren Aaron Torczynski, USAF Kenneth Weiner, USAF Leon Wilson, USTRANSCOM Mike Wise, Ameren

Tasha Dittamore, WWT Jeff Dukava, USTRANSCOM Michael Goeb, USTRANSCOM John Hamuka, USTRANSCOM Catherine Harrington, WWT Brandon Johnson, WWT Canan Kara, WWT David Kenerley, USTRANSCOM Nick Langan, SLU Dan O’Leary, USTRANSCOM Jorge Pereira, Ameren Samuel Prescod, SLU Kelly Shaver, Ameren Larry Stephens, USTRANSCOM Fletcher Williams, WWT Steven Xu, SLU

SPRING 2014 Rob Alexander, USTRANSCOM Daniel Bartlett, USTRANSCOM Anjanette Brooks, Ameren

Best Project Selection Process A special Best Project certificate and award are presented at the annual awards ceremony to each class. The selection is based on the presentation and the project paper. The selection is based on a five (5) point scale and summed to determine the project with the highest rating. The elements that are rated are: 1. The quality of the paper 2. Comprehensiveness and methodology of the analysis 3. Breadth of the coverage of SCM 4. Tangible value 5. Intangible value 6. Implementation feasibility 7. Probability of implementation Best Project Fall 2013 Monsanto Vegetable Business – Lean Logistics This project analyzed historical data from existing transportation routing to establish a baseline to measure improvement potential from optimization of global transportation services.


Monsanto Project Team Members All team members were from Monsanto. • • • • • •

Fawad Javed Jennifer Krusemark Anish Mathew Lance Rowley Christian Saia Arturo Santos-Tankia, Jr. Best Project Spring 2014 USTRANSCOM - Operation Milk Run

This project is a study to reduce supply chain variability, improve forecasting and communication, remedy the transportation gaps in the Subsistence Prime Vendor (SPV) supply chain supporting Afghanistan. The project includes two government agencies, and a prime civilian contractor. The study evaluated ways that USTRANSCOM could improve support to Afghanistan as the transportation and strategic distribution provider and how to better link the U.S. transportation systems to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and their contractor Anham. USTRANSCOM Team Members • • • • • •

Dan Bartlett - USTRANSCOM John Hamuka- USTRANSCOM Dan O’Leary - USTRANSCOM Sam Prescod - Saint Louis University Larry Stephens - USTRANSCOM Steven Xu – Saint Louis University


Save the Date 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 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

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Where: The John Cook School of Business, Room CK230 *Part of Integrated Supply chain Management Certificate Program

Board Meeting Dates in 2014 September 12, 2014 and December 12, 2014. All Board Meetings will be held from 3:30 to 5:30PM at Bannister House.

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 Possible West Coast Port Disruption - Cause for Concern for Supply Chain Managers Ahead of negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which began this week in San Francisco, a letter to ILWU President Robert McEllrath and PMA Chairman and CEO James McKenna pleaded the case for the sides to come to an agreement ahead of the June 30 contract deadline for West Coast dockworkers. To access the Supply Chain Management Review article click here.

China's Supply Chain Makes Special Demands on 3PLs Beyond just export and freight forwarding services, third-party logistics providers (3PLs) in China are now offering pick-and-pack services for direct-to-customer shipments in the U.S. and Europe, observes Rosemary Coates, president of Blue Silk Consulting and author of Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China. To access the Supply Chain Management Review article click here. 6

Photo Gallery Product Safety


Integrated Supply Chain Management Certificate Award Ceremony



Center Organizations & Board Members AEP River Operations Ameren Services 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

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. Al Middeke & Mr. Joe Ackerman Mr. Jeroen Kanters Mr. Ray Martin Mr. George Morrison Mr. Frank Fischer Mr. Kevin Lawrence 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 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: June 2014