Conexus Indiana endorses UE’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

The University of Evansville Schroeder School of Business’s new logistics and supply chain management program (LSCM) has been endorsed by Conexus Indiana Logistics Council. UE plans to launch the program in the fall of 2018.

Conexus Indiana is a forum of Indiana executives and thought leaders representing air, infrastructure, rail trucking, warehouse/distribution, waterborne, and advanced manufacturing and service firms. The Schroeder School is the first private AACSB business school in Indiana to receive its endorsement.

UE Schroeder Family School of Business Dean Greg Rawski said the endorsement “continues the forward momentum we’ve created which connects our students to top Indiana logistics executives. It creates exciting opportunities. There is a 6:1 demand-to-supply ratio for new college graduates in the supply chain field, and our LSCM program will prepare students with the knowledge and skills desired by those employers.”

In addition to rigorous study, students in the program will participate in high level experiential learning opportunities. The Schroeder School of Business will create the center for logistics and supply chain management which will house experiential student programs and connect LSCM students to corporations. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 12-to-1, students will benefit from close faculty mentorship. Students will also attend a speaker series where they can learn from individuals with logistics and supply chain management experience.

In 2016, a UE student team took third place among 17 Indiana colleges in the Conexus Logistics Case Competition. These colleges, some with established LSCM programs, vied to develop the best solution to a logistics-related issue.

Yolanda Obaze, UE assistant professor of supply chain management, noted that the team’s placement was impressive considering their limited exposure to the field of logistics and supply chain management. The achievement, she said, is a good indication of future successes when UE’s new LSCM program is implemented.

To learn more about logistics and supply chain management at UE, please contact the office of admission at 812-488-2468 or visit the business section of UE's website.

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