The Clayton State University Supply Chain Management program, part of the University’s AACSB-accredited School of Business, has been awarded a $7500 grant by the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics, based in Savannah, Ga.
This grant is the first of its kind to be awarded this year, and Clayton State is one of just five universities statewide to receive this recognition.
“The grant is based upon the combined commitment and creativity towards educating the workforce of our industry,” says Page Siplon, executive director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics. “This grant will hopefully help academia do even more in providing students a unique and valuable industry experience as they learn how the ecosystem we call logistics functions.”
The money for the grant was donated through the Center of Innovation by Spencer Askew, CEO of eFreightsolutions, a company that powers a freight pricing portal that supports transactions in transportation costs with freight carriers.
According to John Mascaritolo, director of Supply Chain Management for the School of Business, Clayton State was chosen for the grant based on the success of the supply chain program at Clayton State.
“I will use this money to help pay for student field trips to the Port of Savannah, purchase PC software to support some of the supply chain courses, and purchase textbooks and reference books for the students to expand their research and study for the supply chain program and profession,” he says.