APICS Student Chapter Tour United Launch Alliance

APICS Student Chapter Tours United Launch Alliance

Dateline: July 25, 2018

The Athens State student chapter of APICS (the Association for Operations and Supply Chain Management) recently sponsored a tour of United Launch Alliance (ULA) to College of Business students. Students in Operations Management and Project Management courses attended the tour, along with the Accounting Club.  Attending faculty included Dr. Kim Roberts, Professor Emily Corzine, and Dr. Diann Hammon.

Students received a guided tour of the 1.6 million square foot facility located in Decatur, Alabama from Cady Roeber, industrial engineer on ULA’s Production Operations team. ULA is the nation’s most experienced rocket company, and the Decatur facility is the largest rocket factory in North America. United Launch Alliance is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. The tour offered students the opportunity to observe the production process of the Atlas and Delta rockets and learn about ULA’s next-generation rocket – Vulcan Centaur.

Applications for ULA’s summer intern program open Sept. 4. Visit https://www.ulalaunch.com/careers/internships for more information.​

For more information on APICS membership or upcoming events, please contact Dr. Mike Essary () or Dr. Kim Roberts ().