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Where Are They Now? Catching up with MHEFI scholarship recipients Allanah Miller Rutgers University If you have a question about your iPad, ask Allanah Miller. She knows everything about them. Miller, 24, is a business and systems integration consultant at Accenture based in Austin, Texas, and works as a technology consultant for the energy industry. Her clients typically are large utility companies that are trying to lower costs and improve efficiency by upgrading their technological systems. Her job involves weekly travel, and her most recent assignment was at a nuclear power plant that is upgrading its work control system to iPads. All work at a nuclear plant must be meticulously documented in the work control system, which is integrated into all aspects of day-to-day operations at the plant. This iPad project, the first of its kind in the United States, requires testing, training and in-field support, and Miller's job is to train workers on the new system and how to use an iPad. Miller, a native of East Brunswick, N.J., went to nearby Rutgers University, where she served as a counselor in the New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering and Technology. The program allows New Jersey high school students who are interested in STEM fields to live on campus, take classes and participate in research projects and presentations. Miller was a resident mentor and teaching assistant, living with the students and leading workshops. For her senior year, Miller won the Hytrol Conveyor and Southworth International Honor Scholarship from the Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. (MHEFI). MHEFI, established in 1976, is an independent charitable organization dedicated to supporting the study of material handling, logistics and supply chain, exposing students to the many opportunities in the industry. The foundation has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships and grants since its inception. "I won this scholarship at a crucial time," Miller said. "The scholarship eased my financial burden and allowed me to concentrate on academics instead of accumulating debt or having to obtain a part-time job. It was incredibly stressful to get a competitive internship and maintain a high GPA at the same time. Winning the scholarship allowed me to focus on excelling at schoolwork and interviewing for the internship that turned into my full-time position." After graduating with a bachelor's degree in industrial and systems engineering in 2012, Miller joining Accenture as a business analyst. She said she knows she chose the right industry for her. "The material handling industry is an incredibly broad industry, but it has unquestionable value wherever it is found," she said. "Looking at an industry through the lens of material handling allows me to provide immediate, significant changes to any process." Miller hopes her career can help her see the world. "I want to work internationally," she said. "The energy market is so diverse in other countries, and I would love to gain international work experience but also international life experience. I am eager to be exposed to a different culture and lifestyle." 3 in 1 Scale Complete logistics solutions in heavy-duty dynamic weighing systems that capture weight, volume, and barcode data. OCS moves your business forward ! Go to for more information. MODEX Booth #4639 April 4-7 | 2016 86 M H I 1S O L U T I O N S 765094_OCS.indd * Q1 * 2016 10/22/15 4:19 AM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MHI Solutions - Volume 3, Issue 5

CEO Update
Ensuring Supply Chain Supplier Sustainability and Transparency
Energy Savings in the Supply Chain
The Future is Now
The Internet of Things: Connecting Supply Chains to Sustainability
Sustainable Supply Chains Requires Effective Supply Management Capabilities
The Changing Face of the Supply Chain: Under 35 and on the Rise
Building a Sustainable Supply Chain Workforce
Industry Focus: Apparel
MODEX 2016 Preview
Industry Trends
Economic Market Analysis
“It was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!”
Safer Handling
Solutions Group Update
Fulfillment Update
Solutions Spotlight
Scholarship Winners: Where Are They Now?
MHI News
Index of Advertisers

MHI Solutions - Volume 3, Issue 5