Management Department, BUS 212
119 South St.
Big Rapids, MI
Jamie is a 2018 graduate from the Operations and Supply Management program! She currently
works for Kohler Co. as a Supply Chain Analyst. Regarding the OSM program, she writes,
"The OSM/Lean curriculum has influenced my career by helping me with looking at all
processes around me, even if they are tedious and finding ways to improve those processes.
Reducing the amount of non-value-added tasks will save everyone time. I was even
able to sit in on a few projects where we had to map out the current and future state
of a current process at Kohler, and it brought me right back to all my classes I took
at Ferris! I’m always looking at how to make my job easier, and the OSM/lean curriculum
sure helped me." Wow, that is an excellent full circle moment Jamie! She also writes,
"Some advice I can give to future OSM/lean students is save all of your books. I still
have some of mine that I look back at from time to time. I even use them to help with
my current certification I am working towards. Also, pay attention to all the techniques
you are taught! They will be VERY useful in your career. Having the ability and knowledge
to use the lean techniques in everyday life will help you thrive in your career. I
know I am definitely thankful I picked the path I did, and I wish you all the best
of luck in your endeavors." Thank you for such excellent advice, Jamie! Keeping your
books is such a great tip that some often forget!
We hope your future endeavors include staying connected with the Ferris alumni family!