Two-time Ilitch School alumna named ISM 30 Under 30

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has released its annual 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars award winners. This year, two-time Mike Ilitch School of Business alumna Christina Winkler Meredith was recognized.

The awards program, now in its eighth year, acknowledges young procurement and supply chain management professionals. Exemplary supply chain professionals are recognized for their passion, creativity and contributions to supply chain.

Meredith received a B.A. in global supply chain management in 2015 and an M.B.A. in 2019, both from the Ilitch School. In 2018, she was honored as an Ilitch School 25 Under 25 awardee and she currently serves as vice chair on the Ilitch School’s Alumni Council.

Meredith works as an upper structures creativity team lead for General Motors, where she developed a process to streamline budget-impact requests for management approval, then led its implementation and buyer training. She also led collaboration across product engineering, cost engineering and supplier quality to ensure a successful launch for more than $200 million in annual purchase value. As the company lead of the GM/WSU Supply Chain Case Competition, which involves 20 to 25 colleges, Meredith heads the case-writing team, recruits judges, obtains sponsorship, develops the work plan and manages required resources. Through this endeavor, she builds further relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Meredith also worked on reimagining training for new buyers in the work-from-home structures space and implemented weekly training and office hours. She created commodity-specific training to promote smooth transitions and deeper understanding of the role.

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