Master of Supply Chain Management
MSCM Ambassadors

Nothing beats hearing from current students about their experience in a program as you research fit.  Ohio State's MSCM Ambassadors are ready to connect, answer questions and give their perspective. 

Dustin Owens | MSCM AmbassadorDustin

Home City: Dayton, Ohio
Employer: Northrop Grumman
Job Title: Enterprise Apps Analyst
Undergraduate University: Wright State University (MBA, University of Dayton)
Undergraduate Major: Business Management 

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    Dustin Owens has an MBA and is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). He has over 20 years of Supply Chain experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry, performing the responsibilities of shipping, receiving, inventory and property management, and supplier quality. He supported the delivery of over 100 mission computer units to replace outdated hardware on the US Navy's E-2C Hawkeye aircraft stationed across the US, Taiwan, and Japan. Dustin is currently supporting his company's transition to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software SAP S4/HANA.

Chris Drake | MSCM AmbassadorChris Drake

Home City: Pataskala, Ohio
Employer: Defence Logistics Agency
Job Title: Contract Specialist
Undergraduate University: DeVry University
Undergraduate Degree: Project Management
Division of Military: Army

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    I decided to work on my master’s degree to be able to build a better understanding between disciplines at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). I have been in the Army National Guard for 12 years and knew that I could devote more time to the full-time MSCM program while currently deployed.

Alissa Yakali | MSCM AmbassadorAlissa

Home City: Marysville, Ohio
Employer: Honda Development and Manufacturing of North America
Job Title: Supply Chain Sustainability Manager
Undergraduate University: Western Michigan University
Undergraduate Major: Business Administration

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    Alissa has worked for Honda for 20 years and is currently the Supply Chain Sustainability Manager.  She started as a buyer, promoted to senior buyer within the first few years and has spent the last 12 years with Sustainability, 10 as manager. 

    As Sustainability Manager she oversees 700+ suppliers within North America in the areas of overall Sustainability, Substances of Concern, CO2 Reduction, Responsible Sourcing, Human Rights and Cyber Security. 

    Alissa’s Honda experience and supplier knowledge is a strong asset while leading an outstanding team.  Alissa holds a BA from Western Michigan University in Supply Chain Management and is participating in the first cohort of the OSU Master of Supply Chain Management degree. 

Isaac Day | MSCM AmbassadorIsaac

Home City: Ruther Glen, Virginia
Employer: Halvik
Job Title: Logistics Data Analyst
Undergraduate University: Ohio University
Undergraduate Major: History/Political Science
Division of Military: Army

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    Isaac Day is an Army Veteran who currently resides in Virginia. He has worked in government contracting for almost three years and is pursuing the MSCM in order to transition into either Army Supply Chain or Humanitarian Logistics. He is passionate about history, seeing the direct impact of helping those in need, and has two cats, Panda and Bear.

John Cavanagh | MSCM AmbassadorJohn Cavanagh

Home City: Perrysburg, Ohio
Employer: Owens Corning
Job Title: Supply Chain Leader - Roofing
Undergraduate University: The University of Akron
Undergraduate Major: Public Policy Management

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    I have 30 years of Supply Chain and Operations Management experience, yet still marvel at the advancements and efficiencies possible with technology, education, and collaboration in this profession. I've had the opportunity to conduct business in several countries and across different industries. Notable experiences include being part of a green-field start up team, serving on local APICS boards, working as a Business Process Owner for an SAP implementation, and being part of a Center of Excellence team focused on Global Sales and Operations Planning, and now leading an end-to-end Supply Chain Fulfillment team for a Fortune 500 company. I believe Supply Chain related careers offer a multitude of engaging opportunities and paths for continued learning and development.

John Miller | MSCM AmbassadorJohn Miller

Home City: Columbus, Ohio
Employer: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Job Title: IT Commodity Manager
Undergraduate University: The Ohio State University
Undergraduate Major: Education

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    John is an MSCM student at Fisher College of Business interested in Strategy & Technology.