Thursday, May 2, 2013

Logistics has Close Ties to the Business Community...and that Helps Our Students

Vol State Logistics students Dawn Leady and John Kemper are both earning their Fast-Track LGM Technical Certificates this semester, and both Dawn and John were just awarded $500.00 scholarships by the Institute of Supply Management-Nashville (ISM-Nashville).

In 2012, ISM-Nashville also donated $500.00 to Vol State to help pay for visas for Vol State Students participating in TnCIS China. Since 2010, ISM-Nashville has provided $3500.00 to assist Vol State Logistics students.

Meanwhile, in other logistics news, Carrie Irvin has accepted a full-time position as Distribution Coordinator at Dorman Products in Portland. The photo shows Carrie and other students at a recent tour of A. O. Smith in Ashland City. The tour host was Distribution Center manager Bud Houck (back row, right side) who, like Carrie Irvin, is a Vol State Logistics graduate.

Vol State Students also recently toured the Gap Southern Distribution Center (SDC)  hosted by Facility Manager Dave McAndrew and Administrative Assistant Phil Grice. Gap is commissioning a new Automatic Storage & Retrieval System---21 levels high---which "goes live" this Sunday. The commissioning team ran the new ASRS system with empty cartons as a demonstration for the Students.

Dave McAndrew also showed off Gap's manual picking, pick-to-light, and Crisplant systems as well as the new ergonomic trailer unloading system. Pictured left-to-right after the tour are: John Kemper, David Ruark, Jason Nance, Dawn Leady, Dipen Patel, Dave McAndrew, George Wilson, and Phil Grice.

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