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The Center for Supply Chain Management

Welcome to the Center for Supply Chain Management

Welcome to the Center for Supply Chain Management in the College of Business at Clayton State University. I am excited to bring our Center to your attention and to the attention of our community. Today’s businesses understand that to effectively reach their customer base and position themselves to compete in the global marketplace, they need to partner with skilled professionals who understand the value of work-flow processes to streamline the delivery of goods and services. Housed within Clayton State’s AACSB-accredited College of Business, the Center is one of the few supply-chain driven resource centers in Georgia.

Vision & Mission

Clayton State University’s College of Business recognized the need for a comprehensive program and established the Center for Supply Chain Management in 2011 to cultivate a pool of knowledgeable individuals and organizations poised to facilitate the links from supplier to customer.

The Center focuses on supply chain management in the global economy and specializes in supplier relationships, purchasing management, operations and inventory management, logistics and transportation and quality measurement, along with supply chain and information technology to improve the financial performance of participating firms.


Dr. Carin Lightner-Laws

Dr. Carin Lightner-Laws

The College of Business offers an undergraduate and graduate program that focuses on supply chain management.

BBA in Supply Chain Management

Master of Science in Supply Chain Analytics 

Master’s of Business Administration with Supply Chain Management concentration


The Continuing Education department offers courses in Logistics/Transportation. See current offerings below. 

ABCs of Custom Brokerage

Cohorts for the ABSs of Custom Brokerage begin on: 

  • April 1, 2024
  • July 8, 2024
  • October 7, 2024


Supply Chain Symposium

This event is for Supply Chain Fellows only, date TBA. 

*Individuals requiring disability-related accommodations for participation in any Clayton State University sponsored event or program may contact the Disability Resource Center at (678)-466-5445 or

Businesses have access to talented individuals for internships and employment opportunities.


Businesses seeking to offer internships can gain access to supply chain management students who are equipped to apply knowledge and theory learned in the classroom in a professional setting.

Students complete internships with valuable skills and make connections in professional fields to succeed in their chosen career paths.

more than 50 internships every year

Job Opportunities

Your organization can find future employees in the early stages of their career through the Center’s annual Collegiate Supply Chain Seminar and Career Fair. Hosted in partnership with professional supply chain organization Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), fair connects students with major organizations seeking supply chain professionals.

Clayton State supply chain students and alumni can be found working in companies such as:

374 employed and counting

Anderson Doors Apple Inc. Bennett International Booze Allen Carters Catepillar Inc. CEVA CH Robinson Chick-fil-A Chiquita Brands CL Services Coca-Cola Cox International CSX Delta Air Lines DHL Drive Medical DSC Logistics Eaton-Cooper Lighting Fastenal

FedEx Forward Air, Inc Georgia Pacific Heartland Express IKEA Ingersall Rand Ingles, Inc. JAS Worldwide JB Hunt JP Hall Express Kelloggs Knight Transportation Kroger Inc. Kuehne & Nagel Luxottica Mallory Alexander Freight Forwarder MARTA McLane Trucking Company Microsoft Mitsubishi Logistics Mohawk Industries Morgan Southern Nabisco NCR Newell Rubbermaid Norfolk Southern Office Depot

Panalpina PEI Pepperidge Farms Pilot Freight Services Primier Transportation Publix PVH Quaker Oats/Pepsico R&L Trucking Roadrunner Logistics RockTenn SAIA Logistics Samuel Shapiro Schankers Sherwin Williams Southern Company Starbucks Swissport Cargo Services Taradara TDK Components The Home Depot The Hub Group Toys-R-Us Univar UPS Logistics WalMart XPO Logistics …and many m

Student Success

Vermeka Martin, BBA Supply Chain Management ‘16

Vermeka Martin can take a part a shoe and put it back together just by going over the supply chain process in her mind. The idea that her role as a supply chain professional can move products to the people is what motivates her the most.

“Every company in this world needs logistics. What we do as supply chain managers is control the mobility of commodities in the world. It’s a personal mission to get people to understand what we do now and the possibilities of what we can do in the future.”

Letitia Motley, BBA Supply Chain Management ‘12

Motley studied supply chain management while working at UPS. The classroom knowledge she gained coupled with opportunities to network with professionals helped her get promoted at the parcel company and eventually move into a new position at Amazon.

“Collaborating and working with warehouse counterparts at UPS, they saw the growth in my terminology as the semester went on. I’m now going back to school to get my masters in international business.”

36 graduates every year


The Roundtable is the student run organization that focuses on events and programs for all students interested in the understanding and workings of the supply chain and logistics industries.

The Roundtable events focus on the growth of the student membership. Events bring in industry leaders to chat on logistical and supply chain topics. The Roundtable connects with the Center for Supply Chain Management to have students get involved by learning to volunteer with opportunities within the industry.

The Roundtable is a forum for exchanging ideas and for networking among students. Other programs/volunteering events that will develop during the semester.

SCRT is a group that serves members through education, continuous learning, career & employer services, and community involvement. We help students network and learn more about supply chain and logistics management. We also prepare students to venture into supply chain or business-related career fields. 

Learn more about the Supply Chain Roundtable Organization

Why Should I Join?

Some of the perks of joining are:

  • Network with professionals and other students.
  • Participate in resume boosting opportunities
  • Gain real life knowledge about the power of supply chain.
  • Learn about job and internship opportunities.
  • Career Exposure with Industry Professionals
  • Career Fairs and "Meet-the-company" Events.

Join Today

A yearly membership is only $20.00 with a  SCRT shirt OR mask included. You can also join for 1 semester for $15.00 however t-shirt and mask must be purchased separately.

For questions, please email us at for more information.

Meet Our Executive Board & Advisors

Royal Brown - SCRT President
 Royal Brown

Cahlia White SCRT Vice President
Cahlia White 
Vice President

Simone Ragbeer - SCRT Tresurer & SecretarySimone Ragbeer

Marvilynda Harris - SCRT Recruiting Officer
 Marvilynda Harris
Recruiting Officer 

Dr. Carin Lightner-Laws
Dr. Carin Lightner-Laws   
Associate Professor of SCM

Director, Center for Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Roundtable Advisor



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October 2023 

November 2023 

To further engage our industry partners, Clayton State University’s College of Business and the College’s Center for Supply Chain Management has created the Supply Chain Fellows Program.

This program is designed to coordinate opportunities for businesses to have access to our student talent and faculty expertise, for students to gain critical experience with real-world applications of the concepts learned in class, and for the program to continue to grow and continue to explore more collaborative opportunities for students, faculty, and business partners.

As a Supply Chain Fellow you will:

  • Have access to students through career service opportunities such as resume review, mock interviews, an annual career fair focusing on Supply Chain that brings students from across the Southeast, and internships.
  • Have the opportunity to provide your company brand exposure by speaking to or getting involved with a class.
  • Have the opportunity to draw from faculty with expertise not only in supply chain, but also leadership, strategic planning and business planning.
  • Attend an annual one-day conference that features industry leader speakers, covers timely topics that are relevant to the industry, and explores potential trends for the future.
  • Be highlighted as a Fellow on our College of Business Supply Chain Management website and at all events throughout the year.
  • Have an impact on the lives of students that will ultimately lead to improving the talent in our industry and in our region.

Partnership Opportunities

Distinguished Fellows includes:

  • Registration for one individual to the annual conference
  • Access to students and faculty
  • Participant table at annual Supply Chain Career Fair (Pre-Registration & Fees Waived Included)
  • All benefits listed above
  • Registration for two additional individuals to the annual conference
  • An opportunity to meet with the Dean of the College of Business
  • Opportunities to serve on one of the various College of Business Advisory Boards
  • Recognition as a Premium Fellow on the Supply Chain Center website, at events and in all related printed materials
  • Link to company website on Center for Supply Chain Management website
  • Cost: $2,000 annually

Fill out the application below or print and mail the downloadable Fellows Program Application.