Events, News, & Media Mentions

Supply Chain and Information Systems Department share their upcoming events, news, and media mentions.

View the latest news, awards, and upcoming events out of the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department. 

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Events

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CSCR Supporter Networking Reception

A networking reception will be available to CSCR's support companies and students. During this time, students will have an opportunity to network with employers before heading into career fair week. Companies will talk about their organizations, their recruitment process, and opportunities that are available. Students will have an opportunity to obtain answers to their questions.

September 9, 2024 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. In-person

SCIS Career Fair Fall 2024

Companies from CSCR's Community of Practice may attend any two days of the in-person career fair. Smeal Corporate Partners may attend one day of the in-person career fair. Others may attend one day of the in-person career fair and have a registration fee which includes lunch for 3 representatives.  
Students will register in-person on the day of the event. 

September 10, 11, 12, 2024 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. In-person

Smeal Business Career Center

Visit the Business Career Center website to view all upcoming events for students and employers.

On-going Variable In-person and virtual

 All questions related to the career fair may be directed to SmealCSCR@smeal.psu.edu.

News

SCIS Department Recognized by Supply Chain Digital as One of the Top Supply Chain Program's Globally

As one of the first and largest supply chain programs in the nation, Smeal's program is pioneered by leading faculty experts and designed to prepare graduates for a seamless integration into industry. Read the full story here.

Lieutenant Colonel Michael “Adam” Taylor and Major Sean O’Rourke, 2023-24 Marine Corps Fellows

Each year, two Marines undergo a competitive selective process to be chosen for the Marine Corps Logistics Fellowship Program at Penn State. This year’s Marine Corps Fellows are Taylor and O’Rourke. A partnership between the Marine Corps and Penn State has made this fellowship program possible, which condenses the Master of Supply Chain Management program offered online through Penn State World Campus into a one-year hybrid program that combines online courses with classes MBA students take through Smeal. Read the full story here.

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University ranked No. 21 out of 523 schools for Best Undergraduate Business Programs, up two spots from a year ago. In business specialty programs, Penn State had five ranked in the top 25 of their respective categories: supply chain management/logistics (8); production /operations management (11); management (17); marketing (24); and accounting (25). Read the full story here.

Smeal Rolls Out New Resident Master of Supply Chain Management Program

The Penn State Smeal College of Business has announced the addition of a new one-year residential master’s program designed for early career individuals looking to pursue leadership roles in the supply chain field. The college is now accepting applications for Fall 2024 enrollment in the new residential Master of Supply Chain Management program. Read the full story here.

Penn State Adds New Online Program in Project and Supply Chain Management

Penn State World Campus is offering a new online undergraduate degree that focuses on project and supply chain management. The new program comes as demand for jobs in this field is forecast to increase significantly in the next eight years.

The Bachelor of Science in Project and Supply Chain Management is a 120-credit program that provides students with skills and knowledge to effectively manage projects, programs, and supply chains. Read the full story here.

Media Mentions

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Media Mention

Saurabh Bansal, Professor of Supply Chain Management Selected as Administrative Fellow for 2024-2025

Brent Moritz, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and CSCR Co-Director of Research

Interviewed by CBN, Economic Impact of Bridge collapse

Steve Tracey, Professor of Practice, Supply Chain & Information Systems, and Executive Director of the Center for Supply Chain Research

Tragedy to have Minor Impact Locally

Kevin Linderman, Professor of Supply Chain Management, Chair of the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department

How will the Baltimore Bridge Collapse Affect Deliveries? What to Know after Ship Collision

Hui Zhao, Professor of Supply Chain Management and Co-Research Director of the Center for Supply Chain Research

Zhao quoted in World Pharmaceutical Frontiers

Wael Jabr, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain & Information Systems

To what extent can Taylor Swift influence the 2024 presidential elections?

Suvrat Dhanorkar, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management

Dhanorkar named Director of the Center for the Business of Sustainability

Dan Guide, Smeal Chair Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management

Selling time, function rather than a product may not always be sustainable

Saurabh Bansal, Professor of Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain & Information Systems Department

Selling time, function rather than a product may not always be sustainable

Wael Jabr, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain & Information Systems

Social Media Influencers may Affect more than Voter Opinions

Saurabh Bansal, Professor of Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain & Information Systems Department

Bansal completed Penn State Emerging Academic Leaders program

Steve Tracey, Professor of Practice, Supply Chain & Information Systems, and Executive Director of the Center for Supply Chain Research

Tracey, Ruamsook article featured in Supply Chain Management Review

Kevin Linderman, Professor of Supply Chain Management, Chair of the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department

Kevin Linderman named the 2023 Decision Sciences Institute Fellow

Steve Tracey, Professor of Practice, Supply Chain & Information Systems, and Executive Director of the Center for Supply Chain Research

CSCR and Partner Organizations Participate in the 2023 DISCOVER Summit

John Coyle, Professor Emeritus, Logistics & Supply Chain Management; John Langley, Clinical Professor, Supply Chain & Information Systems; Evelyn Thomchick, Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management

CSCMP Recognizes Three Smeal Faculty Members

Sue Purdum, Associate Teaching Professor, Supply Chain Management

Sue Purdum Named First Excellence in Business Ethics Education Award Recipient

Lina Wang, Assistant Professor, Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain & Information Systems faculty spotlight with Lina Wang

Bob Novack, Associate Professor Emeritus, Supply Chain Management

Celebrating Smeal's Bob Novack in Retirement as an Authority, Mentor, and Friend

Steve Tracey, Professor of Practice, Supply Chain & Information Systems, and Executive Director of the Center for Supply Chain Research

Tracey Featured in The Daily Item Story on Yahoo Finance

Felisa Higgins, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, and Clinical Professor, Supply Chain Management

Felisa Higgins Appointed to William Donan Professor of Business Administration

Sue Purdum, Associate Teaching Professor, Supply Chain Management Sue Purdum named first Excellence in Business Ethics Education award recipient
John Coyle, Founder of the business logistics major, Smeal College of Business John Coyle, pioneer of Penn State business logistics, leaves enduring legacy