About SCMI

Developing tomorrow's supply chain professionals.

In 1986, long before other universities recognized the need to serve the supply chain discipline, the University of San Diego School of Business began conducting annual forums in this evolving field. In 1999, after more than a decade of successful growth, the Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) was created,  and today has earned a reputation for supporting the development of exceptional professionals who are sought after by industry and the public sector alike.

SCMI shares all of its insights and best practices through graduate web-based programs, residence programs, executive education and semi-annual forums. We support every supply chain-related program at USD, including the master's in supply chain management, undergraduate major* and minor in supply chain management, and the supply chain concentration for MBA students.

*Approved as a major starting fall 2019.

Meet our advisory board.

SCMI Advisory Board members consist of executive supply chain professionals who share insights, enable access, and provide resources to fulfill SCMI's vision and mission. Their contributions provide the necessary resources to host events, such as the Fall Forum and Spring Symposium, support student internships, enable students to engage in case competitions, and enhance student learning through experiential education.  From Basic partners to Sponsor partners, the support of our Advisory Board members enables SCMI to support students, as well as faculty, to achieve their dreams of excelling as supply chain leaders.

SCMI Advisory Board
Joel Sutherland Managing director, Supply Chain Management Institute,
University of San Diego
Mary Ann Brennan Head of North America procurement, adidas
Rosemary Coates Executive director, Reshoring Institute
Jill Donoghue Vice president, logistics, Bumble Bee Foods
Michael Forbes Board member, Elite Aerospace Group
Kate Grabosky Supply chain manager, Viasat
Laura Hanlon Director of sourcing, WD-40 Company
Keith Higashi Procurement system integrity manager, General Atomics - ASI
Mike Kelsey Director, supply management, Sempra Energy Utilities
Ken Landrith Director, supply management, Southern California Edison
Jim McDaniel Senior director supply chain and operations, Lytx
Angel Mendez EVP/COO, HERE Technologies
Leslie Oliver Director, supply chain, Solar Turbines
Mark Palamar Senior director, operations, QUALCOMM
Charlie Redden Director, supply chain, Taylor Guitars
Roberto Reyes Senior director, strategic sourcing and procurement,
Neurocrine Biosciences
Lisa Shambro Founder, AuditOne
Maria Thompson Founder and CEO, Agile Sourcing Partners
David Wilson Founder and executive consultant, BizThrough Consulting