College of Business and Innovation

Adrianna Boli - Constellium Automotive

Adrianna Boli

UPDATE

After graduating with my BBA in Supply Chain Management this past December, I relocated to Detroit and I now work for a Tier 1 Automotive Supplier – Constellium Automotive. Currently I am working at their Van Buren location which has both the plant and corporate office on-site. I am the Launch Coordinator for the materials team.  During a launch, there are many different things happening at one time and it is very easy to leave something out. We are launching our first Tesla line and I responsible for building relationships with suppliers from the materials side, tracking material from raw to finished good, and making sure we are set to meet shipment dates based on inventory.

Approaching graduation, I knew I wanted to move back to Michigan to be closer to family. At the time Constellium offered me a Materials/Logistics internship that lasted three months. I completed the internship with the company and realized how much I enjoyed the company culture and being easily accessible to the plant. My manager extended an offer and I accepted at the beginning of May. Starting off early in my career I knew I wanted to be at a plant location because I have the opportunity to go onto the plant floor, see the operations, and learn first-hand what our company is doing. This is giving me great exposure and unlimited learning in the supply chain field.

Moving into a new industry is a bit frightening but a big learning experience. In the Midwest, the automotive industry is dominant and very well established. At this time I feel it is fitting for me because I am beginning my career and it is important I receive a lot of knowledge, which this industry has a lot of knowledge to offer. I plan to continue to be open to learning more and exploring in every supply chain function.

Supply chain is one of the fastest growing business fields. I was heavily influenced by my older brother  Cameron, who also was a student in the College of Business studying Supply Chain Management. He landed an awesome job at Ford world headquarters doing purchasing for them. He had a very successful experience in the college and I thought COBI would be a great college to be a part of.

I would recommend COBI to anyone. We have the best faculty and staff who truly care about the well-being and future of their students. Not only that, the college does a great job making sure we have up-to-date resources and relevant opportunities for our careers.

 Original Testimonial

I was a Supply Chain Intern at Owens Corning beginning this past May. I worked with the North America Sales and Operations Planning team in the composites business. The business assumption was there was a large amount of stock in the North American plants not being used because we were running production too soon. We call the stock not being used “dead stock” because it just sat on the shelf. My job was to build an automated and repeatable model that helped identify dead stock levels in the North America plants at a SKU level so we could begin to eliminate the dead stock. 

I also worked to track shipments coming from Tlaxcala, MX to the U.S. My job was to make sure shipments made it across the border on time to make on-time delivery to customers. If they were late, I worked with the carrier and customer service team to arrange new delivery dates to customers.

I liked that everyone in the company was down to earth and the leaders were very interested in meeting all of us and sharing their wisdom. Our CFO invited us to his house for a “summer social” and the CEO played us in softball on Fifth Third Field. We had a great balance of work and play.

My major in COBI is Supply Chain Management. My classes really helped me with the technical side of things. It was refreshing going into the job and being skilled in excel, SAP and knowing supply chain concepts.

I think Amy O’Donnell’s career development class helped me with my professionalism, helped me become more polished. I did a mock interview with Owens Corning and that is when my intern coordinator said he first noticed me and realized I would be good for the internship.

My ultimate career goal is to be a supply chain director in a Fortune 500 company. This internship helped me realize things that I liked - - and didn’t like - - within the field. Also, I noticed different areas of growth for myself. I think this was a great start on things I will be doing in the future.

Supply Chain is one of the fastest growing business fields. I was heavily influenced by my older brother  Cameron, who also was a student in the College of Business studying Supply Chain Management. He landed an awesome job at Ford world headquarters doing purchasing for them. He had a very successful experience in the college and I thought COBI would be a great college to be a part of.

I would recommend COBI to anyone. We have the best faculty and staff who truly care about the well-being and future of their students. Not only that, the college does a great job making sure we have up-to-date resources and relevant opportunities for our careers.

Last Updated: 6/26/17