Supply Chain / Operations Management Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Steelcase
  • Agape Plastics
  • Haworth
  • General Motors
  • Adient
  • Uniform Color Company
  • C.H. Robinson
  • Mill Steel Company
  • Smart Vision Lights
  • Lacks Enterprises

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Logistics Engineer - Holland Special Delivery
  • Associate Sales Executive – CH Robinson
  • Associate Supply Chain Analyst – Amway
  • Business Process Specialist – FCA
  • Production Group Leader – Gentex
  • Category Analyst – SpartanNash
  • Logistics Coordinator – JR Automation
  • Transportation Planning Specialist – KBX Logistics LLC
  • Indirect Procurement Buyer – Meijer
  • Product Data Analyst – Steelcase
  • Load Planning Coordinator – RJ and Sons LLC
  • Purchasing Coordinator – Beta Plastics
  • Planner/Scheduler – American Axle Manufacturing
  • Business Systems Analyst – Wolverine Worldwide
  • Supply Chain Specialist – The Dow Chemical Company
  • Area Manager – Amazon.com
  • Sales and Operations Planning Analyst – Perrigo
  • Logistics Coordinator – Mill Steel
  • Buyer – X-rite
  • Replenishment Analyst – Gordon Food Service
  • Data Deployment Analyst – 3M

Spotlights

Matthew Stevens '16 Spotlight

Matthew Stevens '16

One of my favorite memories at Grand Valley was competing in college athletics on the swim team and making so many memories with all my teammates. Being around 60 of your closest friends for four years was an amazing experience.

Steve Lyons '10 Spotlight

Steve Lyons '10

One of my favorite memories was living with 3 of my best friends in college at an apartment together.

Jamie Belt '19 Spotlight

Jamie Belt '19

One of my favorite memories was the first time I met my freshman year roommate, who is now my best friend still to this day. We started as strangers awkwardly trying to be polite and courteous to good friends who travel together all the time!

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Association for Operations Management (APICS)
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
  • Delta Sigma Pi (Professional Business Fraternity)
  • Enterprise Systems Student Union (ESSU)
  • Seidman Investment Portfolio Organization (IPO)
  • Seidman Supply Chain Management Association (SSCMA)

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Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Forecasting
  • Pricing
  • Strategic planning
  • Process improvement
  • Data management and analysis 
  • Inventory management
  • Transportation management
  • Logistics
  • E-commerce
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Project management

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