SCM Student Receives Top Honors from CSCMP

Publication Date 
Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Leading Supply Chain Organization Recognizes SCM student for Academic Achievement

New England’s leading organization for supply chain professionals has awarded its Academic Achievement Scholarship to a student from the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   The New England Roundtable (NERT) of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) selected Josh Merrill, SCM 2007, to receive the $1000 award.

NERT selected Josh for this honor based on his exemplary academic record and impressive recommendations from his MIT professors.  The organization provides these scholarships to supply chain students annually to help defray the cost of the students’ supply chain education, and to allow them to take advantage of unique opportunities to explore the field and practice of logistics in a manner that they consider personally and professionally meaningful.

“Josh is extremely deserving of this honor.  He has been a leader both inside and outside the classroom,” said SCM Executive Director Chris Caplice.   On top of his impressive academics, Caplice said, Josh has expertly served as President of the institute’s Supply Chain Management Club, which continues to host innovative supply chain speakers and events for the entire MIT community.

After graduating from the SCM program in June, Josh will be working for Chiquita Brands, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio as a Transportation Planner, a role that will involve network optimization across the entire organization.  Before coming to MIT, Merrill worked as a Senior Business Analyst at ABG, Inc., and earned a B.S. in Quantitative Agriculture Economics at Purdue University.  He is set to graduate from SCM in June 2007.

The New England Roundtable (NERT) is an organization of professionals who are interested in furthering their understanding of supply chain concepts and practices and improving their own supply chain management skills. Formed in 1972, it is one of over 80 similar roundtables of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) around the world.