Logistics Program Analyst
Class of 2017
If you are looking for a solid foundation that can drive you forward in a prestigious
career in supply chain management, then look no further. While attending classes at
CSUSM, the professors shared real life experience & education in the class room which
equipped me with the necessary skills to be able to obtain a position in my field
of study at ViaSat right out of school. Supply chain management is a Major that is
in high demand, is a well-respected in all industries, and predicted to grow. CSUSM
offers an outstanding program.
Inventory Control Supervisor
Class of 2012
Entering the Global Supply Chain Management program was one of the best decisions
I made during my undergraduate career and set me up for success in my professional
life like no other program could have. I graduated in the Fall of 2012 with by B.S.
in Business Administration – Global Supply Chain Management and shortly thereafter
started working at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems in Poway, CA as a Business
Systems Analyst. During my time at General Atomics, I began to fully understand the
importance of having the right product, at the right place, at the right time in order
to fully support the warfighter and their objectives.
I am currently working at Viasat in Carlsbad as an Inventory Control Supervisor responsible
for managing off-site inventory and leading a small team that runs process improvement
projects and enhancements to the company’s ERP system. Being in the Supply Chain department
in ViaSat, I have the opportunity to work directly with programs that are providing
satellite internet connectivity to small villages in Latin America to working with
large government and commercial airline customers to provide in-flight Wi-Fi. The
Global Supply Chain Management program at CSUSM supported me completely during my
time at school and continues to support my career today.
I recently received my M.S. in Supply Chain Management and am a member of the Global
Supply Chain Management Advisory Board at CSUSM.
Sales Operations Analyst
Class of 2015
|Graduating with a BS in the Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) has open many doors
of opportunities in the growing business world for me. I am currently working at Seaspine,
INC, with the primary role of managing over 300 distributors’ commissions. Which also
includes, assisting in distributors’ contracts, hospitals’ pricings, purchase orders
and some inventory management. Along my professional career path, there were many
challenges, both big and small. However, because of the professors and the educational
programs provided at CSUSM, has mentally prepared and help me successfully overcome
many of those challenges. Therefore, I can proudly say that choosing GSCM as my major,
was the best academic decision I have made in my life.
Senior Supply Chain Program Manager
Class of 2012
I am always looking toward the future, ready to take on the next big challenge and
have a passion for making visions a reality. Throughout my career in Supply Chain,
I have managed contract manufactures that turned engineering designs into life changing
products, negotiated major contracts that have brought significant value to the company
and developed logistics strategies that ensured customers received the highest level
of service. The Supply Chain Management curriculum courses, Pricing and Revenue Management
and Decision Models have been instrumental in the success of several of my work projects. The
Operations and Supply Chain Management program at CSUSM provides students with a strong
foundation for a successful career in making their visions a reality.
Business Develop &
Agency Relationship Manager
Lighthouse Property Insurance Corporation
Class of 2013
The CSUSM GSCM gave me the foundation to be a successful business professional in
the insurance and risk management industry. While we do not traditionally think of
insurance or other service industries as a supply chain, this profession has very
common principles. The program taught me how to work as a team with others, evaluate
how actions affect production/efficiency upstream and downstream, and how global events
can impact local operations. The program also gave me confidence and prepared me to
pursue graduate level studies. Since graduating from the program in December of 2012,
I have earned a Master’s Degree from Boston College in Business Continuity and Risk
Management and am working on earning my Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) industry
Supply Chain Analyst
Class of 2016
During the first week of my freshman year in college, I was formally introduced to
the world of supply chain management, when a member of the Global Supply Chain Management
(GSCM) student society explained the definition of global supply chain management
to me, what immediately caught my attention was the opportunity to participate in
the process flow of a product or service from beginning to end, ultimately satisfying
a customer’s needs or wants. Through the GSCM program, I explored a variety of courses
that have helped me understand the processes in my company better such as financial
reports, contract negotiations, pricing strategies, and supply and demand planning.
Upon entering my senior year at CSUSM, I began to work as a Supply Chain Analyst at
Watkins Wellness in Vista, California. Watkins Wellness is the world’s leading producer
of hot tubs and one of the MASCO business units. Since the moment I choose the GSCM
emphasis, the faculty at CSUSM have been nothing less than encouraging and motivating
throughout my time at CSUSM and career development afterwards. The GSCM program has
created a great network between industry professionals, students, and alumni where
you can meet and share experiences, ideas, and opportunities.
National Express LLC
Class of 2017
|I graduated with my BS in Global Supply Chain Management in May 2017. I work for National
Express LLC, the North American subsidiary corporation of National Express Group PLC,
a premier transportation firm based in Birmingham, England. I serve as an Assistant
General Manager and Operations Manager leading a team of 170 Certified Professional
School Bus Drivers. I report to our corporate office in Chicago, while managing student
transportation operations in Southern California. My education in Supply Chain has
opened global opportunities for me that other degree options would not. National Express
in my first year has brought me to company networking events and meetings in Los Angeles,
Chicago and Madrid; we will be going to headquarters in Birmingham in November ’18.
This April, I attended my first class at Indiana University Kelley School of Business,
the #4 ranked MBA program in the U.S. I plan on earning my MS in GSCM and continuing
to finish my MBA. It is almost unbelievable that my CEO sponsored me, along with 23
selected colleagues, from his North American businesses.
PLM Systems Analyst at
Zodiac Pool Systems
Class of 2016
|Supply chain management plays an integral role in most companies, big or small all
over the world. With the job market being highly competitive for new business graduates,
selecting the GSCM option for my undergraduate degree in Business Administration at
CSUSM was hands down the best academic decision I could have made. The second best
decision I made was joining the GSCM society which exposed me to a great business
network. Since graduating in May of 2016, the career opportunities that have come
my way have been very rewarding. I owe much of my success to the great professors
in the GSCM department whose real world business experience greatly enhanced my learning!
Author, Advocate, Founder-
Maggie Kay Foundation Inc.
Class of 2016
As a native of Kenya, having witnessed the collapse of Business Communities in Africa
due to the disruption of their supply chain, focusing in Global Supply Chain Management
in the Business Administration program while at CSUSM was not an option I had to debate
on rather an imperative decision I had to make. It was obligatory for me to learn
about ways to fix and salvage crumbling supply chain networks in Africa. And with
the knowledge I acquired in GSCM, I have been able through The Maggie Kay Foundation
to not only educate African communities on ways to improve their already existing
supply chains but also achieve the foundation’s objective of improving its efficiency
and cost reduction.
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Supply Chain Planning Specialist at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Class of 2016
|My experience at California State University San Marcos has been rewarding/impactful
and most of all, the best choice I have made in my professional career. I chose the
Global Supply Chain option as my emphasis because of the vast opportunities it had
to offer. The teachers are very knowledgeable and have experience at real companies.
That insight is invaluable and can bridge the gap between real world and textbooks.
My professors have greatly helped me excel in my career and I have found my place
in a career path that is critical in today’s global business environment.
Argonaut Manufacturing Services Inc.
Class of 2016
|“Upon entering the COBA program at CSUSM I was not quite sure which business program
I wanted to emphasize in. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to stumble upon Global Supply
Chain Management through an in-class presentation, where I knew immediately it would
be the correct route for me. In completing the GSCM program, the skills learned and
the demand for positions requiring those skills, led to a staggering potential of
possibilities that did not disappoint. Learning supply chain fundamentals has created
a fantastic bridge for me, connecting the real world and business world. Operations
has become hardwired into my brain and I find myself looking to optimize even the
smallest details of everyday life. Most of the professors come from a successful business
background which exposes students to an abundance of real world scenarios. The holistic
approach that the GSCM program offers allows you to learn and interact with all parts
of the business, which ultimately creates value for a company or potentially an industry.”
Buyer at NuVasive, Inc.
Class of 2016
|Like many others I’m sure, I initially had no clue what Global Supply Chain Management
was when I transferred to CSUSM in the Fall of 2014. Flash forward to present day
and I couldn’t see myself in any other career field. I am honored to have been a part
of the GSCM program at CSUSM. From the variety of classes taught by professors with
real business/supply chain experience to meeting professionals and learning networking
skills in the Global Supply Chain Management Society, I am incredibly grateful for
all of the opportunities this program has offered me. Supply Chain is a growing field
and I am thrilled to be starting my career in this ever growing and changing field.
Pricing/Cost Estimator at General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems
Class of 2016
|After learning of supply chain management’s increasing prominence across industries
worldwide, I began taking courses and understanding how promising a field this is.
Highlights in studying GSCM at CSUSM include selections from an engaging and well-rounded
set of electives, as well as learning advanced computer tools needed to make informed
decisions across a myriad of operations and supply chain scenarios. Working alongside
GSCM’s close and supportive professors and peers has equipped me with the skills and
confidence demanded in a competitive, ever-changing world of business that presented
itself to me as graduation approached.
Senior Program Manager Operations Integration at Amazon
Class of 2014
| My learnings in the Global Supply Chain Management program at CSUSM has enabled me
to accelerate my career. The curriculum in the program directly translated to the
work I faced on the professional front which helped me immediately add value to the
company I joined. Efficiency is valued at every company and this is a unique key learning
that the GSCM program draws extensive focus to. The professors at CSUSM are committed
to fostering a healthy learning environment. Additionally, they are sincerely committed
to the development of their students which helped me thrive during my time at CSUSM.