Mary Long Appointed Managing Director of USD’s Supply Chain Management Institute

Mary Long Appointed Managing Director of USD’s Supply Chain Management Institute

Mary Long

Mary Long has been appointed managing director for the Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) in the University of San Diego School of Business. Formerly vice president of logistics and network planning with Domino’s Pizza, Long replaces Joel Sutherland, who assumed leadership of the SCMI in 2011. Her areas of experience include logistics, supply chain strategy and systems, engineering, manufacturing, global equipment and supply, customer collaboration and operations.

“Joel’s vision and dedication have greatly energized the Supply Chain Management Institute and the University of San Diego’s prominence in this area,” says Jaime Alonso Gómez, dean of the School of Business. “His contributions have inspired many students and alumni, and we are grateful for the many new initiatives and connections he established during his tenure. We are confident that Mary will continue this great work. Her performance, knowledge and talent will be an asset to the SCMI and to the School of Business as a whole.” 

Long is currently incoming chair for the Council of Supply Chain Management Board of Directors and also serves on the advisory board for AWESOME (Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain, Operations, Management and Education).

She holds an MBA in operations and logistics from The Ohio State University and an undergraduate degree in quantitative business analysis from Cleveland State University. Her career includes 15 different supply chain roles for Campbell Soup, General Mills, Pillsbury and Quaker Oaks/Gatorade, among others, and spans 10 different cities in eight different states. Long has also worked in manufacturing operations and foods distribution.

Sutherland will remain connected to the SCMI and university through teaching in the nationally ranked Master’s of Supply Chain Management program and conducting industry workshops and seminars.

The Supply Chain Management Institute was created in 1999 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, the undergraduate minor and the supply chain concentration for MBA students.


Amy Schmitz
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