Ames, IA – The Iowa State University College of Business is pleased to announce Hy-Vee Assistant Vice President of Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation, Jody Sandy, will be the keynote speaker for Supply Chain Management and Management Information Systems Week.
Her lecture, “Hy-Vee Opportunities – At Retail and Beyond the Aisles,” is free and open to the public. It will be held from 5:10-6:00 p.m. Monday, October 17 in the Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall, 1148 Gerdin Business Building.
Sandy is a graduate of the College of Business, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in operations and supply chain management. Her Hy-Vee career began in 2001 as a part-time employee at the company’s Chariton distribution center. She held a variety of full-time positions in Chariton before being named director of inbound freight in 2009. In 2013, she was promoted to director of IT projects, where she helped manage various supply chain initiatives that would provide more efficient services to Hy-Vee stores across the company’s eight-state region. In July 2014, Sandy was named director of supply chain analytics before being promoted to her current position as assistant vice president.
“Getting a degree in business is a way to get your foot in the door for your next job opportunity,” Sandy said. “The experience of gaining the degree teaches individuals to be inquisitive and ask questions. Once your foot is in the door, a person must take the opportunity and continue to learn, add value, and take part in the company’s success.”
Supply Chain Management and Management Information Systems Week is October 17-20 and is sponsored by the College of Business. Students will participate in a poster contest and networking events. Participating companies include HNI, John Deere, Hy-Vee, Danfoss, and 3M, Boeing, Koch Industries, and Archer Daniels Midland.
Supply Chain Management (SCM) is an integrated program of study focusing on the efficient flow of materials, products, and information within and among organizations. The Iowa State program is ranked fifth in the world for research, seventh in the world for publication productivity, and 11th in the world for student talent.
The Management Information Systems (MIS) program is designed to provide students with a strong educational foundation preparing them as information system (IS) professionals. At Iowa State, 97% of the MIS graduates reported they were working, continuing their education, or serving in the military within six months of graduation.
“Management Information Systems (MIS) is about helping organizations and individuals make better decisions and solve problems using information technology. You will learn how to design, implement, and use data and technology to improve the world around you.”
Learn more about supply chain management and management information systems: www.business.iastate.edu