Flash Global, Ohio State Students Collaborate to Advance Service Supply Chain

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LOCKBOURNE, Ohio (USA)—Flash Global, a leading provider of end-to-end service supply chain solutions on a global scale, recently hosted a group of graduate students from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, giving them the opportunity to gain real-world experience in addressing logistics and service supply chain business needs. The event took place April 26 at the company’s state-of-the-art Global Service Center in Lockbourne, Ohio.

“As Flash Global continues to define the service supply chain and drive the strategic value it brings to companies of all sizes in the international marketplace, we’re always looking for new, innovative ways to refine operations and processes to meet customers’ needs. Partnering with best and brightest students enrolled Masters of Business Logistics Engineering (MBLE) program has enabled us to design and execute on six engineering-related projects that have led to streamlined efficiencies in aspects of our business,” said Ted Waggoner, Sr. Director, IT PMO for Flash.Flash Global advancing service supply chain

The prestigious MBLE program is designed to enable students to enter the job market equally comfortable with logistics strategy, the management of logistics operations, and engineering tasks. This internship-like collaboration with Flash, which started in 2016, has afforded opportunities for 35 students to work on projects such as reducing cycle times in the Repair and Configure to Order lines, creation of Value Stream Mapping, Receiving Area Efficiency Improvement Analysis and more.

“Flash has benefited from the energetic and innovative approach of these international students, while providing them with access to a world-class facility and the opportunity to develop real-world, real-time strategic analysis for service supply chain solutions through collaboration with our expert teams. We could not be more thrilled with the relationship we are developing with The Ohio State University and its MBLE program. Although we just completed our second engagement, our teams are already looking forward to next year’s group of students and the projects we will work on together,” said Sam Mikles, President and CEO of Flash Global.

To learn more about custom service supply chain solutions designed from an integrated suite of services that are flexible and scalable to meet customer demands today and in the future, connect with Flash Global today.


Headquartered in New Jersey (USA), Flash Global provides the industry’s most comprehensive end-to-end suite of global service supply chain solutions that support many of the top OEMs in the world with either emerging or established technologies. Committed to a relentless pursuit of excellence, Flash offers an immense global infrastructure that enables companies to instantly scale in 140+ countries, creating consistency, predictability and visibility into their service supply chain. Flash has in-region and in-country expertise across its Global Command Centers, Global Service Centers, and immense network of global stocking and import/export locations to service OEMs’ customer bases.