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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.


Lydia Hall

Adrian, Troel Director of Supply Chain and Advanced Manufacturing Metro Atlanta Chamber

Campbell, Gary Director of Community Affairs Hire Dynamics

Campbell, Greg Regional Operations Manager Fastenal

Chatlen, Stan Director SC Consulting, SLC LLC

Gentzke, Juergen Regional Vice-president Kuehne & Nagel

Germany, Chris Senior Director TOTO USA

Harper, Scott Director of Procurement, Building Products Operations Georgia-Pacific LLC

Jones, Melvin Airfreight Service Director, USA DHL Global Logistics 

Keir, William Deputy Director of Economic Development Clayton County Economic Development

Lake, Sandy Associate Director for the Center of Innovation for Logistics Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics

Lane, Stephenie Senior Corporate Recruiter CH Robinson

Lantz, Jeff Owner and President C.L. Services

Levine, Brett Saddle Creek Logistics

McDonald, Rick Vice President Supply Chain, International Division The Clorox Company

McQueston, Robert Delta Board Council Delta Air Lines

Mullins, Donna Owner and President Mullins International

Mutter, Brian Director of Fulfillment The HoneyBaked Ham Company, LLC

Paige, Elliott Airport Manager for Air Service Development Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Sparks, Vicky Co-founder and CEO PEI

Turner, Travis Branch Manager Hire Dynamics

Waters, Brian PMO Manager, Scrum Master SMC3

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

Bachelor of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management

Master’s of Business Administration with Supply Chain Management concentration

The Continuing Education department offers four courses in Logistics/Transportation.

ABCs of Custom Brokerage

Ensuring an Effective Exporting Compliance Management Program

Starting Your Own Import/Export Business

Supply Chain Symposium

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

Supply Chain Career Fair

Spring 2023 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

John Mascaritolo

John J. Mascaritolo Emeritus Faculty, Supply Chain Management MBA, International Business-Stetson School of Business, Mercer University: B.A., Music Education-Wagner College

John has over 35 years of diversified experience in all aspects of transportation, warehousing and global supply chain management. His experiences span several industries including consumer goods, publishing, health-care, lighting/construction, food retail, third party logistics, electronics and event logistics for the 1996 Olympic Games. Major corporations supporting high volume and service sensitive product lines have used John’s expertise to successfully develop and implement logistics programs and networks. Global supply chain effectiveness, efficiency practices/procedures and economic impacts on sourcing off-shore manufacturing are a few of John’s may research interests. John was recognized as the 2011 Supply Chain Professional of the Year by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

Craig Hill

Craig A. Hill Professor of Supply Chain Management and Charles S. Conklin Endowed Chair Ph.D., Operations Management-Vanderbilt University; MBA University of Minnesota; B.S., South Dakota State University

Craig has over 10 years of industry management and consulting experience in the area of production management, productivity improvement, quality control and production planning. Craig’s research and teaching interests are in the area of supply chain and operations management, in particular the areas of supply chain management, production planning, supply chain collaboration and production management. Current research activities are focused on issues surrounding the relationship between supply chain management and information technology, supply chain coordination and contract manufacturing.

Carin Lightner-Laws

Carin Lightner-Laws Assistant Professor of Management and Supply Chain Management Ph. D., Operations Research-Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University; M.O.R., Operations Research Mathematics, North Carolina State University; B.S., Mathematics, North Carolina Central University

Carin has over seven years of consulting experience in the area of transportation/logistics and operations management. Carin’s current research and teaching interests are in the areas of Quality Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Management Principles and Logistics/Transportation Optimization. Current research activities are focused on issues surrounding the use of heuristic approaches to solve constrained multi-objective vehicle route optimization problems.

Keith E. Miller

Keith E. Miller Assistant Professor of Management and Chair, Department of Management PhD., Chemical Engineering- Northwestern University; MBA, Supply Chain Management- Clayton State University; M.S., Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University; B.S., Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Keith has more than 20 years of project management, management consulting, strategic planning, business process improvement, manufacturing, and corporate learning across several industries including military, federal public health, retail, manufacturing, and finance. His current or former clients include Avery Dennison, Home Depot, U.S. Army, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Equifax and several large banks. Keith’s research interests include operational excellence, strategic planning, process improvement and interfaces between corporate learning and academic learning.

Kamran S. Moghaddam

Kamran S. Moghaddam Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, University of Louisville; M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; B.S. in Applied Mathematics, University of Tehran, Iran

Kamran has 15 years of experience of in the field of operations and supply chain management in academic and industry environments. He has conducted or been involved in variety of projects such as multi-reservoir systems operations management; transportation and logistics systems design and Improvement; optimal maintenance scheduling in manufacturing systems; development of a decision support system for healthcare and public health protection; and reverse logistics systems design and evaluation. His research interests include logistics and supply chain management, production and operations management, applied operations research and business analytics. Kamran is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) by American Society for Quality.

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.

  • Networking Opportunities and Volunteer Experience
  • Career Exposure with Industry Professionals
  • Career Fairs and "Meet-the-company" Events.

Interested in Joining the Roundtable?

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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.