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A key benefit of the Ross MSCM Program is access to industry leaders through the MSCM Corporate Advisory Council. Council members work with MSCM Program administrators to center the curriculum on the fundamental skills companies need to address their supply chain issues. Throughout the MSCM experience, Ross students are able to interface with council members about trends in supply chain management, employment options, and career goals through such channels as:

  • MSCM Mentorship Program
  • networking events
  • educational forums
  • site visits and plant tours
  • recruiting forums

The ongoing synergy between students and supply chain leaders positions MSCM graduates to make an immediate impact once they enter industry.

Name: Mike Duffy,
Executive VP of Global
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
Company: Cardinal Health

“At Cardinal Health, we compete globally in very competitive marketplaces. As a result, we’re constantly looking to build our bench and hire the best available talent. Working with the MSCM Program and gaining access to their talent is of great benefit to us; the program delivers candidates with supply chain expertise as well as broad business perspective, allowing them to think and act like general managers. Having leaders with both supply chain expertise and strong business acumen is critical for us to deliver on our goals and strategies.”

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Name: Kevin Harrington,
VP of Global Business Operations
Company: Cisco Systems Inc.

“By contributing to the Corporate Advisory Council, I get to know the MSCM students firsthand. It’s a great opportunity to watch students perform and develop, which greatly informs hiring decisions.”

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Name: Suresh Krishna,
VP of Global Operations and Integration
Company: Polaris Industries Inc.

“Ross faculty have a lot of interaction with industry, which gives them a broad perspective. Working with faculty and students on Tauber projects is a great way for me to tap some tremendous expertise and generate results in a very, very short period of time. That connection between industry and academia is a unique cornerstone of this program.”

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Name: Sanjay Ramaswamy,
Chief Information Officer, Supply Chain
Company: Johnson & Johnson

“There’s an incredible openness on the part of the Ross faculty to invite industry leaders’ ideas about what is most relevant to the work we do. As a result, when we come back for recruiting, we see a much more prepared population of candidates. By shaping the curriculum, we make sure MSCM students hit the ground running when they emerge from the program.”

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Name: Samar Sarma,
Principal Consultant, Value Chain Planning Group
Company: Oracle

“As an alumnus, I feel the one-year format is perfect for the person who is sure about a career in supply chain management. You get into industry quickly and see a fast return on your investment. Plus, since it is a very diverse and collaborative program, you will be sharing your ideas not only with fellow MSCM students, but also MBAs and engineering students. I enjoy sharing my perspective now as a member of the Corporate Advisory Council.”


Corporate Advisory Council

The MSCM Corporate Advisory Council is comprised of industry executives who have partnered with the Ross MSCM Program in an effort to provide practical and relevant experiences to develop future leaders in the supply chain management realm.

Bayer Healthcare LLC

Cardinal Health Inc.

Chrysler Group LLC

Cisco Systems, Inc.


Federal-Mogul Corporation

General Mills Inc.


IBM Global Business Services

Ingersoll Rand

Johnson & Johnson

McKinsey & Company

Oracle Corp.

PepsiCo Inc.

Polaris Industries, Inc.

Procter and Gamble Co.

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

Target Corp.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Zurich Insurance Group