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RCC’s Scott Lamm featured in Business North Carolina Magazine

Making sure stuff gets delivered – that was the topic of the May 2024 Roundtable discussion featured in Business North Carolina magazine. Transportation has become a major sector of the economy in the Tarheel State and it’s an industry that will surely continue to thrive.

Scott Lamm, Dean of University Transfer, Health Sciences, and Business Technologies at Robeson Community College, was featured in a sidebar column centered around the roundtable.

“In business and industry, experts know and understand the importance of transportation and supply chain management,” stated Lamm. “Logistics is vital to the heartbeat of every business.” 

As Lamm mentions in the article, Robeson Community College is being proactive in ensuring students can be prepared for a career in this growing field.  

“We have a thriving truck driving school,” Lamm says. “We’re exploring opportunities as we speak with local manufacturers, to put a program together with logistics and management courses.” 

RCC has cultivated great relationships with the business and industry located within Robeson County – Kayser Roth, Campbell Soup, Elkay, and others.

“Campbell Soup needs workers, and a lot of people are looking at supply chain logistics, as well as transportation because they’re running out of warehouse space,” Lamm said. “Businesses are looking for expeditious movement of product and low time on the shelf for their products.”  

Located halfway between Miami and New York along the I-95 corridor, Robeson County is situated in an ideal location for manufacturing and transportation companies looking to relocate, and the county is within driving distance to major cities like Raleigh, Wilmington, Florence, Charlotte, and Myrtle Beach.

“We’re in the eye of the storm,” Lamm said. “We’ve got within an hour’s radius a ton of businesses that are needing that support.”

The training that would encompass a degree in Supply Chain would include classes in organization behavior, global logistics, business law, accounting, economics, and management.

“We want to partner with this business to give them what they want, of course,” Lamm stated. “It will have a minimum of 64 credit hours.”

Many students are already interested in the program and inquire about the possibilities that exist within that line of work.

“I don’t think there’s a conversation where someone doesn’t interject supply chain management and logistics,” stated Lamm. “We’re seeing more universities roll out supply chain logistics, and we want the students to be ready to roll into those programs.”  

To read more on this transportation roundtable discussion, please visit  https://issuu.com/businessnc/docs/bnc_04apr2024_2/26.

 

 

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