Supply chain managers have an array of SCM concepts, strategies and tools at their disposal to predict and mitigate disruptions caused by natural disasters.
Distribution centers are driven by technology and focus on relationships with suppliers and customers. Safe and efficient practices are necessary to reduce errors, labor and cycle time, and increase accuracy and service.
Supply chain management is among the fastest growing career fields in the U.S., with high demand for knowledgeable professionals. Here are four reasons to actively seek out a career in supply chain management.
Anyone who takes on a leadership position in an organization has a tough line to walk. So should managers choose compassionate leadership or “no more Mr. Nice Guy”?
Teamwork can be essential to any company's success and it is no accident leading organizations strive to make it part of the business fabric. With the right ingredients, you can instill a culture of teamwork that can spread through the entire organization.
These basic resources can be very helpful in addressing many of the problems confronting today’s hospitality operators.
Business analytics has become an important tool for developing detailed project plans and is key for managing how to invest and allocate resources.
Nancy Taylor, director of the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program at Michigan State University, discusses how supply chain is a broad, strategic profession that can propel students forward in their careers.
Graduate certificates can provide a more focused, cost-effective alternative to acquiring additional knowledge in a specialized field for professionals unable to make the time or financial commitment to earning a master's degree.
Successful supply chain management involves working across multiple functions, processes and firms to bring value to the end consumer, says Michigan State University Professor Judith Whipple.
Large retailers have seen sales at store locations dip significantly as they struggle to compete in light of consumers with ever-increasing options both online and in stores.
People often resist change because they fear being disengaged from the familiar, or don't feel they were involved in decisions surrounding the change. However, there are a number of ways to overcome resistance and ensure a smooth transition.
Hospitality leaders want to hire and retain great employees with a positive attitude and the appropriate knowledge and skills, or the ability to learn and acquire them.
Structured information can define or identify behaviors while unstructured data provides a more complete explanation, description or prediction of a particular behavior or change in demand. The key is to extract what you need to know to make informed decisions for your organization.
Professor Ninemeier speaks about the integrated nature of MSU’s hospitality program and its focus on the business of hospitality makes it a good fit for people seeking to enter the hospitality field.
U.S. News & World Report released the latest edition of its Best Online Graduate Business Program rankings. Michigan State University's Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership (MSMSL) took the number 16 spot in the non-MBA category.
Michigan State University Professors David Closs, PhD, and Judith Whipple, PhD, will lead discussion about the impact of technology on inventory planning and management during the Supply Chain Leaders in Action Annual Executive Business Forum.
With a focus on sustainability, the NFL has taken steps to "go green" through the use of supply chain management. Read on to discover how the NFL is already accomplishing its goal, and what strategies they are using to reduce waste and improve stadium sustainability.
Supply chain professionals who can effectively optimize the end-to-end operations and be strategic leaders - also known as T-shaped professionals - are now in demand for their in-depth disciplinary knowledge, as well as their ability to see and influence the bigger picture.
The seafood industry is using traceability technology to boost transparency and efficiency along its supply chain. The challenge lies in getting companies to integrate new technology into existing processes.
Dr. David Closs explores the importance of Supply Chain Management by defining it in terms of the physical entities involved, and identifying key requirements for improving supply chain performance.
Learn how an assignment in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake inspired Rasheen Chatmon, a maintenance warrant officer in the U.S. Army, to pursue a master’s degree in Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University.
Wondering how your product gets into the marketplace? Dr. Bixby Cooper explains the outcomes of channel mapping, map links, and alternatives for flows and functions.
For Ana Cifuentes Gonzalez, a senior purchasing manager with German supermarket chain Lidl, the top-ranked MS in Supply Chain Management program at Michigan State University offered prestige and flexibility.
Dr. Sri Talluri takes you through the Manufacturing Planning and Control System process while taking a deeper look into the specific areas of manufacturing and supply chain management.
While serving in the U.S. Navy, Jennifer earned an associate's in computer technologies, bachelor’s in computer science, master’s in business administration, before earning her Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership degree from MSU.
Learn the basic concepts of quality management, how they are applied and how they add value to procurement. Dr. Tobias Schoenherr shares his knowledge.
Xuesi Li's passion for shoes and supply chain led her to, "The King of Supply Chain Talent." "I appreciated the education I received from Michigan State, which has shaped me into a strong person and prepared me to handle different challenges in the competitive business world," Li said.
Think like a negotiator! Dr. Don Conlon explains the key concepts from research on the thinking patterns of negotiators.
Discover the responsibilities of human resource management. Dr. John R. Hollenbeck discusses the roles and activities conducted by a company's human resource team.
Dr. Gary L. Ragatz, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, talks about the connection between strategic sourcing and supply base management, and how supply base management is a method used to meet objectives strategic sourcing defines. Dr. Ragatz teaches courses in procurement, operations and supply chain management.
MSU's Dr. John Hollenback speaks on the reasons behind General Motor's bankruptcy and how other large companies can avoid doing the same.
Dr. Robert Wiseman explains how to recognize the difference between a good and bad strategy. Learn how to outmaneuver your partners by the value proposition you offer.
Think of decision making as problem solving. Dr. Richard Z. Gooding takes you through the stages and steps of the problem-solving process.
U.S. Army veteran and business owner Mark Thompson says the MS in Management, Strategy and Leadership he earned online from Michigan State University provided the necessary tools for career success.
Learn how to attract the very best people to your organization. Dr. Ron Cichy identifies the most important keys to becoming a successful leader.
Michigan State University's Dr. Robert Wiseman discusses the value of a a company wide perspective for leaders making strategic decisions.