Supply Chain Leadership Council
The Supply Chain Leadership Council (SCLC) is managed by JSOM students and alumni. The council promotes supply chain-related studies and activities.
SCLC’s primary goal is to help supply chain management students:
- expand their educational experience/knowledge,
- develop career opportunities through networking with industry professionals,
- implement best supply chain practices into the curriculum and
- build an environment for students and faculty to interact and exchange ideas.
The council works diligently with the faculty and SCM Industry Advisory Board, supply chain leaders and professional associations (ISM, APICS, INFORMS) to enhance the curriculum, develop new courses and provide guest speakers, field trips, case competitions, scholarships and certificates to members.
SCLC also works with the Jindal School’s Career Management Center to organize networking and recruiting events and career workshops.
The Supply Chain Leadership Council is comprised of a select group of undergraduate and graduate students and alumni who have been chosen to serve on the council.
The council meets regularly to assist the Supply Chain Management program with two important objectives:
Shawn Alborz, PhD
Nima Esfandiari, MS SCM/MBA
The Supply Chain Leadership Council at JSOM is dedicated to improving and growing the supply chain program, curriculum, reputation, industry relationship and collegiate experience our students, both inside and outside the classroom.
The council has many objectives, including but not limited to the following:
How we work
The council meets monthly to address important current concerns and initiative relating to the following:
The council plays a critical role in facilitating change within the program, and council members believe and take significant pride in their efforts.
Members enjoy the benefit of including their service of this council on their resumes. Employers can easily see that SLCL members are prominent student leaders in the UT Dallas community. Both the academic and student experience have been improved because of this important council. SCLC members will also receive professional business cards and a name tag after joining the council.
|Nima Esfandiari, President
About Me:Hi, my name is Nima Esfandiari, and I was a graduate student of supply chain management (SCM). I have more than six years experience in SCM and currently work for AT&T. As the president of SCLC, my goals are to increase member involvement, attract more companies to recruit our SCM students and ensure that everyone has an amazing time participating and networking in all the fun events throughout the year! Feel free to contact me with questions regarding SCLC, study trips and internships. I will be happy to provide some insights!
|Alan Howell, Career Development Leader
About Me: My name is Alan Howell. I have an BS in information systems from UT Dallas and now am a second-year SCM grad student. I have over 10 years of experience in IT, and currently I am in the process of changing my career. The SCLC has allowed me to show my leadership on teams and has given me more confidence in talking with my peers and even executives. There are many exciting opportunities coming to the SCM program and a ton of planned events with SCLC. I am looking forward to being a part of a UT Dallas success story.
|Antonio Simancas, ISM President
About Me:About Me: Hello! My name is Antonio Simancas from Venezuela. Currently, I am a MS in Supply Chain Management student. I have an industrial engineering background with previous work experience in management consulting. My goals involve continuing a career in consulting or operations, and ultimately become a COO of a global corporation. I’m very excited to be part of the SCLC. I believe that by working together we will ensure student involvement, and will be able to provide different types of activities for everyone such as site visits, case competitions, career fairs and many others. Please feel free to contact me if you want to be part of the SCLC.
|Ladan Shaygan, Social Media Leader
About Me: Hello! My name is Ladan Shaygan, and I am an MS SCM student. Currently, I work full time on the operations team at a marketing research company. This gives me a chance to work from purchasing to managing projects and maintaining relationships with clients and suppliers. I decided to become a founding member of SCLC so I could spread the word about the SCM and increase student involvement in the program. My team is developing strategies to enhance knowledge of this great program. It is important to increase awareness of the unique vision of our SCM program.
|Carlo Salter, Military Relations Leader
About Me:Ciao (hello)! My name is Carlo Salter. I was born in Italy to an American father and Italian mother. I will be serving as the Military Relations Team Leader in SCLC. I am a graduate student in SCM and plan to graduate in Fall 2013. I was an active-duty Army officer for seven years, and during my time in the service, I had operational experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. My goal in the SCLC is to be able to recruit more former military personnel into our outstanding SCM program by highlighting all the program has to offer. I look forward to working with all members on the council, and if you are curious about the military life, I will be glad to have a chat with you. Arrivederci!
|Monica Yu, Membership Leader
About Me:I am Monica, a second-year Supply Chain Management student. I came to UT Dallas with both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. The new start at UT Dallas turned out to be the most adventurous experience in the United States. The SCM program is really great with a well-designed curriculum. The faculty is highly experienced and helpful. Plus, SCLC has been created to provide more opportunities for students who are interested in supply chain management. I serve on the board as the membership team leader. I appreciate the opportunity to add value to this council and I would be happy to answer all membership-related questions.