A Powerful Network

You’ll make an immediate impact on industry and your career with a Michigan Ross MSCM thanks to the Corporate Advisory Council.

A distinct feature of the Michigan Ross MSCM Program, these industry leaders work with faculty to center the curriculum on the fundamental skills companies need to address their supply chain issues. Ross MSCM students can meet one-on-one with council members about trends in supply chain management, employment options, and career coaching through such channels as:

  • MSCM Mentorship Program
  • Networking events
  • Educational forums
  • Site visits and plant tours
  • Recruiting forums

Meet the Corporate Advisory Council

Name: Suresh Krishna, Vice President, Integration and Chief Supply Chain Officer

Company: Polaris Industries Inc.

“Ross faculty have a lot of interaction with industry, which gives them a broad perspective. Working with faculty and students on Tauber projects is a great way for me to tap some tremendous expertise and generate results in a very, very short period of time. That connection between industry and academia is a unique cornerstone of this program.”


Name: Sanjay Ramaswamy, Vice President, Global Planning & Business Systems

Company: Johnson & Johnson

“There’s an incredible openness on the part of the Ross faculty to invite industry leaders’ ideas about what is most relevant to the work we do. As a result, when we come back for recruiting, we see a much more prepared population of candidates. By shaping the curriculum, we make sure MSCM students hit the ground running when they emerge from the program.”


Name: Samar Sarma, Consultant, Digital Business and Technology Practice

Company: PWC

“As an alumnus, I feel the one-year format is perfect for the person who is sure about a career in supply chain management. You get into industry quickly and see a fast return on your investment. Plus, since it is a very diverse and collaborative program, you will be sharing your ideas not only with fellow MSCM students, but also MBAs and engineering students. I enjoy sharing my perspective now as a member of the Corporate Advisory Council.”

MSCM Corporate Advisory Council

The MSCM Corporate Advisory Council is comprised of industry executives who have partnered with the Ross MSCM Program to provide practical and relevant experiences to develop future leaders in supply chain management.

Bayer Healthcare LLC

Cardinal Health Inc.

Cisco Systems Inc.

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

Eaton Corp.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


General Mills Inc.


IBM Global Business Services

Ingersoll Rand

Johnson & Johnson


Llamasoft, Inc.

McKinsey & Co.

Microsoft Corp.


PepsiCo, Inc.

Polaris Industries Inc.

Procter & Gamble


Sonoco Products

Target Corp.

Vavni Inc.

Volkswagen Group of America

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

W.W. Grainger Inc.

Zurich Insurance Group