Lubar Student Named 2017 APICS Student of the Year

Dylan Rogers (BBA-Supply Chain & Operations Management ’16) was named 2017 Student of the Year by APICS Milwaukee Chapter.   APICS is the leading professional association focused on supply chain excellence.

“We are thrilled to have such a well-qualified emerging leader receive this honor from our chapter,” says Natasha Steenbergen, senior operations scheduler with Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

Rogers graduated in December 2016 and is now a logistics specialist with GE Healthcare.

While at UWM, he was employed as a student associate in the Lubar School’s Supply Chain Management Institute, which works closely with companies on real-world projects and conducts basic and applied research on various topics.  His projects included the development of an Excel-based logistics planning model that forecasts trucks, trailers, drivers and warehouse staff.  He also researched private fleet ratios (i.e. trucks per trailer, drivers per trailer, etc.) and drafted a benchmark report comparing these ratios against those of the sponsoring SCMI member company.

The award was presented at the APICS signature event in May.