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Centers | Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence

Supply Chain Labs

Interested in Supply Chain Labs?

Info Session

October 19, 2017
5:30 - 6:45 pm
GSB 5.142A

Networking reception to immediately follow.

Application Opens

November 1, 2017

Application Deadline

November 9, 2017
11:59 pm

Are you interested in a full year of real-world supply chain experience while still in school? Would you like to lock-in your summer internship this fall and skip the grueling spring recruiting process?  Then the McCombs Supply Chain Labs Program is perfect for you!

Program Sponsors

Dell logo                Statoil Logo

What is Supply Chain Labs?

A challenging, comprehensive, and practical one-year work experience packed with valuable knowledge and skill-building opportunities 

  • Own a supply chain role while earning course credit
  • Obtain experiential learning in a real-world role
  • Gain exposure to executive leadership
  • Receive mentorship from a dedicated industry coach

Key Elements of Supply Chain Labs 

  • Summer internship guaranteed
  • Payment for spring and fall semesters at rate comparable to minimum wage
  • Six credit hours earned
  • Present to executives at end of each phase of internship
  • Company orientation and full access to data and materials
  • Exposure to educational events and networking opportunities with executives
  • Team of two McCombs MBAs work together in this unique program
  • Workspace at McCombs provided to Supply Chain Labs team

Supply Chain Labs Timeline

Marketing Labs Timeline 

Program Roles

Dell - Demand/Supply Advisor

The students will play an important role in the development and deployment of a strategic program within the global operations organization. Working closely with team members of the North Americas Demand Planning team, they will get a chance to frequently interact with sales, marketing, procurement, manufacturing, and logistics teams. They will have full ownership of their roles within the project, and the opportunity to have a direct impact in shaping the future of this program and its roll out with customers.

  • Collaborate with the core team in developing innovative and replicable planning processes to address the needs of Dell's largest customers
  • Participate in the creation of metrics to assess the performance of the program and the improvements to our customer's experience with Dell
  • Aid in compiling and analyzing performance data and using it to provide action plans to improve the program in the future
  • Offer a fresh point of view on our planning processes and strategy, which in turn can be translated into improvements for Dell's planning organization

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Meet the Coach
Check out the Info Session presentation

Statoil - Strategic Sourcing Analyst PSR

The students will play a role on the Onshore SCM team focused on Onshore Negotiations & Strategic Sourcing. This internship opportunity provides a challenging role to help the students compete in the workforce and provides visibility to leadership across several functions by facilitating new ways of working and driving cost savings/avoidance. Strong analytical rigor, business understanding, and appreciation of continuous improvement in a team environment are qualities of a successful Strategic Sourcing Analyst.

  • Work closely with the broader SC organization and external stakeholders, collaborate with the Business (Engineers, Field, etc.), Operational SCM Analysts, Contract Support Analysts, and the US SCM Business Efficiency organization
  • Drive strategic sourcing events, maintain contract compliance, actively manage the supplier landscape, conduct cost reduction activities
  • Drive cultural change in sourcing using and developing new tools such as should be cost modeling and e Auctions
  • Establish the upcoming procurement plan, and with strong partnership from the business line, support business with strategic sourcing plans to create strategy documents

View the flyer
Meet the Coach
Check out the Info Session presentation