Standish, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/06/2015 -- Michigan-based Magline shared the good news reported recently by the Grand Rapids Business Journal that Western Michigan University supply chain program ranks No. 2 in the U.S. Rachel Weick reported Western Michigan University Integrated Supply Management program, or ISM, at the Haworth College of Business earned the ranking by Software Advice for its blend of engineering, information technology, and manufacturing courses at the undergraduate level. Software Advice is a software resource firm that provides independent research and reviews. The firm conducted a national study examining 15 top supply chain management programs, due to the rising demand for expertise in technology, software, and quantitative tools in the profession. The firm said that digital tools are "the backbone of major supply chain operations." Penn State University ranks No. 1. Michigan State University ranks No. 8 at the undergraduate level and No. 11 at the graduate level. The University of Michigan ranks No. 2 for its graduate programming for supply chain education.
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