MENLO PARK, CA – November 9, 2010 – Riverwood Solutions, the innovator in operations consulting and managed supply chain services, today announced that the company has been accepted by The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin to become a sponsor of the school’s prestigious and visionary Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence (SCMC). Along with the company’s financial sponsorship, Riverwood Solutions will work closely with faculty and staff to bring real world supply chain challenges to the university classroom.
Riverwood Solutions’ Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy and University of Texas at Austin alumnus Jeff Wallingford will serve as the company’s liaison to the center. “Riverwood is honored to have this opportunity to work with The University of Texas at Austin and the McCombs School of Business to advance research and education in the field of supply chain management,” commented Wallingford. “Every day we work with companies large and small that just do not have people with the right mix of formal academic training and deep practical experience in today’s increasingly complex global supply chain environment. The McCombs School and Riverwood Solutions share a vision for a new generation of professionals that can transform supply chain management into a competitive weapon for 21st century companies. We look forward to our involvement with the school, its talented faculty, and its students who are undoubtedly the future leaders in the business world.”
“We are excited to have Riverwood Solutions as a sponsor”, said Dr. Doug Morrice, Executive Director, Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence. “Riverwood’s extensive practical experience in global supply chain strategy and execution will bring a highly valuable perspective to our work at the Center and will be a great addition to our mission of enabling real-world problem solving at a global level”.
About Riverwood Solutions
Riverwood Solutions (www.rwsops.com) is an operations consulting and managed services provider that helps OEMs design, implement and manage cost-effective, highly responsive supply chains. Riverwood’s team of industry veterans has advised more than 3 dozen OEMs and Brand Owning Enterprises on supply chain management, including numerous global Fortune 1,000 companies. The Riverwood team has negotiated billions in global supply agreements and launched nearly 200 products in 20 countries for numerous brand owning enterprises. The company’s HOSTSM (Hybrid Outsourced Services Team) model provides clients at any stage of supply chain maturity with skilled project management in the world’s innovation centers and in-country operations and supply chain expertise in the world’s leading manufacturing centers. Riverwood’s unparalleled experience, proven processes and unique model allow OEMs to implement and manage more. Headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., Riverwood (www.rwsops.com) has offices in Dallas, Texas, Guadalajara, Mexico, Zurich, Switzerland, and Shenzhen, China.
About the Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
The Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence (SCMC) at the McCombs School of Business exists to support and promote scholarly research in supply chain management and related fields. SCMC brings together financial resources, executives from leading corporations, and faculty and students from multiple disciplines in the McCombs School to develop and communicate new knowledge about supply chain management, conduct and publish research findings, facilitate the development of outstanding academic programs in supply chain management, enable “real world” problem solving for our industry partners, and encourage the development of future industry and academic leaders in this field. SCMC links the McCombs School of Business with industry and other centers of related activities within The University of Texas at Austin.
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