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Mon, 18 Feb 2019

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Business Instructional Facility, Room 1025

515 E Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, United States

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The Operations Management and Supply Chain Career Exploration Forum will provide undeclared business majors and Division of General Studies students with an interest in Operations Management or Supply Chain the opportunity to learn more about program curriculum and career opportunities. Faculty member Nehemiah Scott will provide insight into the skills and knowledge students will develop through the major curriculum, and alumni of the program will share about their experiences as a student and professional. The event will be followed by a Q&A session with a panel including faculty, alumni, and career and academic advisors.
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Business Instructional Facility, Room 1025

515 E Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, United States


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Chris Davis

Manager, CTM Operations


Chris Davis is a manager of a CTM Operations team at Coyote Logistics, a UPS Company. His team regularly provides value to clients by streamlining operations, identifying cost-savings opportunities, and developing a plan for success in the future. A graduate of the College of Business in 2012, Chris majored in Process Management.

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Mary Kobiernicki

Order Fulfillment Analyst

John Deere Davenport Works

Mary Kobiernicki graduated from the University of Illinois in May of 2013. She received a double major in Supply Chain Management and Marketing, with a minor in French. While on campus, Mary was involved in Delta Sigma Pi and an RSO, Invisible Conflicts. Originally from Oak Lawn, IL, she decided to explore her opportunities within John Deere and intern at John Deere Des Moines Works with a Supply Management project team. Upon graduating, Mary continued her employment with John Deere in the Supply Management Development Program. Her first role within the program was as a Supply Management Specialist supporting production at John Deere Davenport Works in Davenport, IA. Her second rotation brought her to Horicon Works in Horicon, WI, as a Site Integrator managing the communication of part issues. After exiting the development program, she moved into the Operations-Material Flow team at Horicon Works supervising salary and wage employees. In her current role, she transitioned back to Davenport Works as an Order Fulfillment Analyst supporting Forestry products. Her education and experiences in the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois gave her a strong foundation to continue to build on through her career.

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Nehemiah Scott


Gies College of Business

Dr. Nehemiah Scott received his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Engineering Technology, his MBA in Information Systems and his Ph.D. in Manufacturing and Technology Management, all from the University of Toledo. Prior to joining the University of Illinois, he served as an Adjunct Professor in Eastern Michigan University’s MBA supply chain program, and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toledo in the undergraduate program. In his professional experiences, Nehemiah has served as a stored procedure database programmer for Lucas Country Children Services, a researcher and consultant for operations projects at UTMC, and was the COO of Nurish LLC – a social enterprise he co-founded. He is now a professor in the Gies College of Business where he teaches operations and supply chain management courses.

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