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08-13-2012

Clarkson University Delivers 12th Global Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar to Corporate Professionals

Last week, Clarkson University’s nationally ranked Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program presented its 12th annual Executive Seminar, delivering state-of-the-art education to corporate professionals.

Left to right: Keila Martinez-Camacho, customized solutions & re-manufacturing manager for IBM Corporation in Wallkill, N.Y.; Brenetta Bolden, senior sourcing manager for GE Energy- Oil & Gas in Houston, Texas, and Charles Vick, senior sales analyst for Lutron Electronics in Coopersburg, Pa., work on a project.The annual, four-day, on-campus program was again sold out, with 40 participants from 14 states and the District of Columbia.

“We are pleased that our seminar continues to attract working professionals from numerous highly respected global corporations,” says Professor Farzad Mahmoodi, Joel Goldchein ’57 Endowed Chair in Global Supply Chain Management and director of the program. “It’s a strong endorsement of the quality of our faculty and the relevance of our curriculum.”

Clarkson’s GSCM program is celebrating its 10th straight year of being ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the national Top 20.

In addition to lectures by faculty experts, the Executive Seminar utilizes a highly interactive format that employs team and hands-on activities, including simulations and negotiations exercises. Participants also benefit from networking opportunities with industry professionals and Clarkson faculty.

“Our curriculum is effective because it mirrors the intensive levels of cross-disciplinary integration and systems approach that are a must for successful corporations in today’s global environment,” says Mahmoodi. “We provide insights and practical tools that help participants streamline and improve their own corporate operations.”

Seminar topics in August 2012 included emerging trends and proven strategies in GSCM, measuring supply chain financial performance, inventory management and logistics strategies, global sourcing and supply chain integration, coping with supply chain disruptions, economics of outsourcing, negotiations in supply chain management, and sustainable supply chain strategies.

Since the seminar began, nearly 400 executives, managers, directors and consultants from 35 states and four continents have attended, representing more than 60 globally recognized corporations, including 30 Fortune 500 companies. The seminar’s 2012 corporate sponsors included ATMI, General Electric, IBM, Raymond Corporation/Toyota, and Stanley Black & Decker.

Faculty at this year’s seminar included Clarkson professors Mark R. Frascatore, Santosh K. Mahapatra, Farzad Mahmoodi, Stephen J. Sauer, Michael E. Wasserman, and Dennis Yu, as well as Michael Prado, vice president of supply management and chief purchasing officer, Stanley Black & Decker, and Professor Heimo Losbichler of Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences in Steyr, Austria. Robyn L. Seifert served as the seminar coordinator.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/gscm-seminar-2012.jpg .]

Photo caption: Clarkson University’s nationally ranked Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program presented its 12th annual Executive Seminar last week. Left to right: Keila Martinez-Camacho, customized solutions & re-manufacturing manager for IBM Corporation in Wallkill, N.Y.; Brenetta Bolden, senior sourcing manager for GE Energy- Oil & Gas in Houston, Texas, and Charles Vick, senior sales analyst for Lutron Electronics in Coopersburg, Pa., work on a project.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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