As a part of the top Supply Chain education program in the country, the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) strives to provide students with exceptional learning experiences and development opportunities beyond the classroom environment. This is accomplished through exposure to leading industry practices and business professionals, as well as an additional forum for student/faculty interaction. We appreciate your interest in SCMA and encourage you to get involved with any/all of our events! We are always looking for innovative ideas for our events, so please share your creativity with us if there is something you would like to see SCMA pursue!
Meet Our Team
This summer, of 2023, I interned at Nike in Beaverton, Oregon! My role included work on Nike’s Global DSM team, where I worked on creating better margin impact for liquidated goods, under their Supply and Inventory Planning group.
I joined SCMA my Freshman year, where I was a general member and became one of the Most Involved Members. The summer after my Freshman year (summer of 2021), I interned at Rockwell Automation and worked on price mitigation among supplier contracts and spot buys at the component level. Then, my sophomore year, I held the role of Director of Operations and was able to plan and execute our Fall and Spring trips, which I encourage everyone to apply to attend! Summer of 2022, I am interned at SC Johnson through their Chicago offices, focusing on product efficiency and make/buy in their factory and procurement processes. Last academic year, I held the position of Vice President, where I coordinated our General Membership Meetings and Pre-Career Fair Mixers.
SCMA has been an amazing organization that has allowed me to realize what I want to major in and do as a career through real connections and application. Through the club, I have been able to meet like-minded individuals who are driven to learn more about supply chain and have fun doing so. Because of this, I have found a focus on my future career goals, have made amazing memories, and even better friends. With that being said, I am ecstatic about what our team has planned for SCMA this year. We will be able to learn more about supply chain, take part in valuable networking, and make truly amazing memories. I highly recommend joining SCMA for great, second to none, professional, educational, and social experiences. If you have any questions on MSU, SCMA, Supply Chain, classes, or anything else, please reach out; I’d love to speak with you! Go Green!
I joined SCMA when I was a freshman and quickly fell in love with the club. I attended most of the events and was rewarded with being the most involved member in the club. Through the support and guidance of SCMA members & E-Board, I was able to land an internship my freshman year at ZF group and a spot-on next year's E-Board as a career fair director.
Coming into my second year of SCMA as an E-Board only got better, I got closer with many members of the organization and the responsibilities of being on E-Board helped develop me professionally. I was able to plan and execute a successful SCMA career fair while accepting an internship with Procter & Gamble.
I am now in my third year of SCMA as the Vice President. I am so glad and fortunate I have had the ability to help grow and expand the organization that gives so much back to me. I enjoy my role as a VP and wish to spread my supply chain knowledge and business advice to anyone that asks. I love what I do and please reach out anytime to me if you have a question or just want to chat!
While growing up, I have been working at our family business, Griffin Beverage, every summer since I was about 14. I have had many different roles within the distribution center like fulfilling orders for accounts, taking inventory ensuring its accuracy, and Order deliveries. In the summer of 2022, I interned at McCain Foods as a Customer Solutions Intern. My duties consisted of working closely with distributors to make sure that their orders were getting fulfilled by our factories, and relaying information between all my accounts and factories. It has been a great opportunity for me, and I am excited to see where my career takes me. This past summer I had the opportunity to work at Alpine Supply Chain Solutions as a Supply Chain Process Intern. My goal for the summer was to create an FAQ document that is now being used at 44 sites across the nation. I learned D365 to help assist with client end Training and Go lives.
I am excited that I was given this opportunity to be one of the leaders in this fantastic organization. There are many events that we host that are not only networking with companies but with other students with the same interest. My favorite event is our fall and spring trip. We get to visit many companies as well as explore and do different things in these cities. I am looking forward to this year and inspiring others to learn, grow, and network in this organization.
Over the summer, I had the incredible opportunity to study abroad in London and Paris and delve into the fascinating world of international business. I gained invaluable insights into how large corporations like Google and EY operate globally outside of the United States. Following this trip, I began an internship at ZF Friedrichshafen, where I worked as a Global Commodity Purchasing intern. During my time at ZF, I was exposed to the purchasing side of supply chain management and was given the opportunity to work on a digital sourcing bot aimed at reducing lead times when sourcing specific parts.
I am proud to say that I am heavily involved in various organizations at MSU outside of SCMA, including Phi Gamma Nu, a professional business organization, Special Olympics Club, and Women in Supply Chain Excellence (WISE), which I am working on starting with other accomplished women on the E-Board. Additionally, I am honored to represent the Broad College of Business as a Broad Champion. MSU offers an abundance of opportunities for personal and professional growth, and I am grateful to have taken advantage of them. I highly encourage everyone to seize any opportunity that comes their way during their time here at MSU.
I am incredibly grateful to SCMA for all of the amazing opportunities they've provided me during my time here at MSU. I wholeheartedly encourage everyone to attend as many events as possible, particularly the fall and spring trips. Not only do you get to explore new cities, but you also get to meet a ton of amazing, like-minded people. In fact, some of my closest friends were made through these trips. Additionally, SCMA was instrumental in helping me secure an internship after my freshman year - I actually got it through our spring career fair! There are so many benefits to getting involved with SCMA, and I highly recommend that everyone consider joining. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. Go Green!
My background is a little bit different than most of the other members on the Executive Board, as I am a transfer student to MSU. I did my first two years of undergrad at Oakland Community College, prior to transferring in last year. Professionally, I have had two amazing internships thus far. In 2022, I worked as a Procurement Intern at Belle Tire HQ in Allen Park, MI, and in 2023 I worked at JBS USA in Greeley, CO as a Supply Chain Analyst Intern. My first internship helped me develop a lot of soft skills, like supplier management, and in my second internship I worked on the Business Analytics team, which allowed me to learn about data science and data analytics. If you have any questions about my experiences in the retail tire industry or the protein production industry, please just reach out and I'd love to speak with you.
I found my way to the supply chain major through SCMA. I was encouraged to attend one meeting by my brother (Peter Estefan, President) at the beginning of my freshman year, as I was starting to navigate what my professional interests were. Through SCMA, I was able to network with students, facility, and industry professionals, which ultimately led to me interning at Oliver Healthcare Packaging. During my Sophomore year, I became one of SCMA’s most involved members, and interned at Pratt & Whitney, and experience which was made possible through the connections and skills that I gained through SCMA.
SCMA has given so much to me on a professional and personal level. It has helped to give me focus and learn how to be a career minded student. SCMA has exposed me to a multitude of companies, professional organizations, and peers who push each other to be the best professionals, and people that they can be. Because of these experiences, I am very excited to be apart of the Executive Board, and continue my personal growth, and see other members grow themselves in both personal and professional manners. Come check out SCMA at a General Members Meeting (GMM), or our other events!
I have completed two internship rotations at Toyota North America in the PSD (Purchasing Supplier Development) Department (Fall 2022 & Summer 2023). I gained valuable experiences and had the opportunity to practice multiple Japanese concepts like Genchi Genbutsu & Kaizen throughout multiple projects. Overall, working within Toyota gave me an opportunity to link my classroom learning with real-world experiences. With that, I developed the ability to visualize and understand how supply chain management operates within Toyota and the rest of the world.
Last summer of 2022, I completed my first internship at ODL Inc. as a materials manager/planner. I developed a forecast report to improve efficiency with our planners so they can see all of their commodities, raw materials levels, safety stock, and more crucial data to keep our production as efficient as it can be.
SCMA has helped me grow as a young professional in many ways. I have made so many new friends from the very first day I joined SCMA. I found all of my internships through the SCMA Career Fair, and as Career Fair Director this school year, I am very excited to plan and help other students find their passion for supply chain management as I did.
If you have any questions, please never hesitate to reach out to me as I am always looking forward to meeting new faces!
This past summer of 2023, I had an internship with Meijer in their fully automated dry-grocery facility as a supply chain intern. I learned so much about the operations side of supply chain, and had an amazing experience working in the facility on the floor every day! My project was to create a database to track dormant inventory in the warehouse, and to come up with ways to optimize this inventory.
While my internship helped me explore the world of supply chain management, I would have to say my involvement in SCMA has been my most enriching experience for learning about all things supply chain management. Last year, I had the opportunity to be the Vice President Chair of SCMA for the 2022-2023 school year. My involvement in the club showed me all the amazing opportunities SCMA has to offer, and I am extremely grateful to be a member of the Eboard today!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or come say hi at our General Member Meetings!
Currently and as well as this past summer, I intern with Owens Corning, a leader in roofing and fiberglass materials. In the summer I worked in the supply chain department in the material planning space. My main focal point centered around inventory quality management for our roofing business. This was a great opportunity to learn more about material planning, maintaining efficiency in the amount of product held and working cross functionally to maintain these goals. My current role is on our sourcing team, working in creating a supplier profile to aid commodity leaders. It has been a great experience to work in two different areas of the supply chain within the same company. I will also be continuing into a full-time role with Ownes Corning following graduation in May of 2024 into their supply chain rotational development program.
Previously I interned with Zero Zone, who is a manufacturer of commercial coolers and freezers. I worked in the purchasing department where I was able to do a multitude of tasks. This role was very beneficial in gaining general supply chain knowledge and gave me the opportunity to work cross-functionally.
This school year will be my second year involved in SCMA and my first year serving on the Executive Board. Joining this organization has been one of the best decisions I have made here in my time at Michigan State. Having the opportunity to both grow professionally in the field of supply chain and grow closer to my peers in the same major has been extremely beneficial for me. I’m excited to continue my involvement in SCMA this year by planning events where members can grow closer together while we are able to participate in bettering our community. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
A little bit about the Supply Chain Management experience I have is last summer I interned with Steelcase as a Order Fulfillment Consultant at their Global Headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI. Summer 2023, I interned with the Global Automotive company, ZF Friedrichshafen as a Global Sourcing and Category Management Intern In Washington Township, MI. Finally, Summer 2021 I interned for the consulting firm, Forester & Ridge, LLC. as a consulting intern.
Throughout the school year my primary role is to work cross functionally across the Executive Board working towards engaging and connecting with the public. I manage all of our social media accounts, run the advertising for the club, create the apparel catalogs, as well as plan the social events!
SCMA is an AMAZING club and I would recommend it to anyone studying Supply Chain or even remotely interested in Supply Chain. It is a great way to not only grow professionally but to also make new friends and connections!
Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, need advice, or just want to chat! I am more than happy to help in any way!
Prior to coming to MSU Chris worked for over 35 years in the automotive components and systems business. Initially hiring into the AC Spark Plug Division of General Motors, Chris’ career followed many changes in the structure and product offerings of the company as he executed roles in product, process, and manufacturing engineering, account management, management of a global product line, global program management, and university relations development at Delphi Corporation, and ultimately Aptiv Corporation. Chris’ last corporate role as University Relations Development Manager centered on engagement with top Engineering universities and confirmed his desire to apply his broad experience to develop the best opportunities for students and align them with the best positions for companies.
Chris holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, attending on a GM Fellowship.