A Pit Stop and Huge Boost at DCMME
After joining Krannert’s MBA program in August 2014, Akshit Bajpai’s first exposure to the DCMME-GSCMI Center came during the fall conference, entitled “Unlock the Value of Your Supply Chain with Analytics.” “I was instantly interested in the center activities and considering my interest in supply chain management, the center was the perfect platform to interact with industry leaders in supply chain domain,” he said. Bajpai joined the center as a graduate assistant in the fall of 2015. It was a time of transition and he recalls meeting with DCMME staff and learning about the new direction they envisioned for the center and the changing role and responsibilities. “I remember being a little intimidated and excited for the road ahead,” he said. He and other graduate assistants were soon researching and publishing blogs on the Trans Pacific Partnership and its effects on various partners and smart manufacturing. They also worked on industrial projects through the center, the first batch of graduate assistants to do so. “The projects we worked on were interesting and challenging at the same time,” he said.
Bajpai earned his MBA in 2016 and is back working in the field of supply chain, doing what he loves. He cherishes the time he spent at DCMME and the support he received in completing his MBA and searching for a job. He’s pleased to hear about the center’s progress and all the projects and technologies that students are working in. “I am really excited for the center and the future it holds, and I am glad that I got to be a part of this huge group,” he said.
“Center Provides ‘Perfect Platform’ to Interact with Industry”