Dell Contributes to Supply-Chain-Management Program at Howard University

Dell Contributes to Supply-Chain-Management Program at Howard University


WASHINGTON–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 23, 2003–Dell (Nasdaq:DELL) is extending its supply-chain-management expertise to Howard University, offering financial support to attract leading-edge faculty and hands-on experience for students in the university’s supply-chain management program.

Dell will provide Howard with $150,000 over the next three years and give students and faculty opportunities to work with the company’s manufacturing, procurement and fulfillment operations in Austin, Texas, and Nashville, Tenn.

“It’s important for our students to succeed in new and emerging fields like supply-chain management,” David Fitzpatrick, director of supply-chain management at Howard University, said. “Dell’s direct model is considered a global benchmark for continuous improvement and innovation in the field. This is our largest corporate gift and we’re grateful to have their support,” said David Fitzpatrick, director of supply-chain management at Howard University.

The university’s program involves all parts of the supply chain, including the interaction between manufacturers, suppliers, transporters, distributors and retailers. It is becoming a critical study area for business schools worldwide.

Dell’s partnership with Howard University includes:

— Support in attracting experienced supply-chain-management faculty to the university;

— Hands-on supply-chain assignments at Dell for students and professors; and

— Executive resources to help the university stay on the cutting-edge of the topic.

“Supply-chain management is important to all businesses that manufacture goods and products because it ultimately affects service delivery, pricing and the customer’s overall experience,” said Dick Hunter, vice president of Dell Americas Operations. “It’s refreshing to see universities, like Howard, embracing this as part of a core curriculum in an effort to help students cultivate opportunities for long-term education and career success.”

Mr. Hunter will serve on Howard University’s Supply Chain Management Advisory Board, helping to develop comprehensive training and educational tools for students.

About Howard University

Howard University is one of 48 U.S. private, doctoral/research-extensive universities and comprises 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, the university offers students more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, six Fulbright Scholars and nine Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at

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Dell Contributes to Supply-Chain-Management Program at Howard University