Professional Development

Attendees enjoyed and learned from  “Blockchain’s Roles in Meeting Key Supply Chain Management Objectives" Energetically Presented by Nir Kshetri, Professor of Management, UNCG, on January 9th

The Chapter's Next Professional Development Event is Our Student Appreciation Night on Tuesday February 13, at the Volvo Communication Center, with Presentations on Selected Award Winning Papers and Projects from Students from GTCC, NCA&T, and UNCG 

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NC A&T 1st Place Student Presenter,  Aaron Washington

Topic:  Global Supply Chain Risk

Synopsis:  Managing global supply chains can be very difficult due to the risks involved. Disruptions could be hurricanes, law changes, economic downfall, or breakdowns of technology.  The purpose of this paper is to explore the risks dealing with supplies, demand, operations, security and the strategies that can be used to manage them.  

Biography: Aaron is from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a rising Junior at NC A&T University, majoring in Transportation Supply Chain Management.  He chose to major in Transportation and Supply Chain because he has always been interested in Transportation and Supply Chain and how they impact businesses and individuals.  Aaron plans to join the Navy in their Officer program for supply chain management. Aaron can be contacted at


UNCG 1st Place Student Presenter,  Jordan Sierra

Topic: Adjusting the Traditional Cost Accounting Method for a Lean Supply Chain


 Jordan will discuss the impact of traditional cost accounting on lean supply chains. Her research offers a more effective accounting method for lean operations, appropriately called lean accounting, and compares its effects with those of managerial accounting on lean supply chain initiatives. 

Biography:  Jordan Sierra graduated from Appalachian State University with her Bachelor of Science in accounting before entering the Masters in accounting program at UNCG with expected graduation Spring of 2019. During her undergraduate career, she studied business sustainability in The Netherlands, completed an honor’s research thesis on sustainability accounting, and worked as an audit intern for PwC. She now lives in Lexington, NC where she is studying to become a CPA and enjoys spending any free time with her two dogs.


GTCC 1st Place Presenter  Scholastica Nwaokeke

Topic:  "Is Africa Ready to Take Its Place in Supply Chain Management?”