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Distribution Center Best Practices

Distribution Center Best Practices

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.


4 Reasons to Choose a Supply Chain Management Career

4 Reasons to Choose a Supply Chain Management Career

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.


Baking Teamwork Into the Company Culture

Baking Teamwork Into the Company Culture

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.


Potential Career Paths in the Hospitality Industry

Potential Career Paths in the Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry offers several career paths for professionals at all levels to hone their skills and gain knowledge in areas such as hospitality operations, management and leadership. Here are three potential career paths in the hospitality field, along with their education requirements, earning potential and projected job outlook.   


How Education Can Help You Move Up in Hospitality Management

How Education Can Help You Move Up in Hospitality Management

Education is becoming more important in hospitality management jobs. A hospitality management certificate or bachelor's degree can provide job seekers with enhanced prospects as competition for jobs in the industry increases.


Actionable Tips to Analyze Unstructured Data

Actionable Tips to Analyze Unstructured Data

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.


Using Data-Driven Recruitment to Bolster Engagement and Productivity

Using Data-Driven Recruitment to Bolster Engagement and Productivity

A number of corporations are learning how to gather big data through behavioral analyses and other methods to reveal the things they don’t know or aren’t even thinking about when it comes to prospective employees.


How Business Analytics is Changing the Way Companies Market to Consumers

How Business Analytics is Changing the Way Companies Market to Consumers

Big data helps marketers gather insights about their customers in order to engage with them more effectively. Using business analytics helps companies develop smarter business strategies and target customer needs by focusing their messaging of a product or service on what is best for the consumer. 


Analytics in College Hoops

Analytics in College Hoops

Analytics has become a driving force in college basketball. Data is examined and analyzed when making decisions about player recruitment, team building and management, game planning, and strategy to find ways to achieve results beyond relying on athletic ability.


MSU's Online Degree Program the Answer for Globetrotting Executive

MSU's Online Degree Program the Answer for Globetrotting Executive

As her professional responsibilities took her around the world, company executive Elizabeth Blass was still able to pursue her graduate degree through Michigan State's online MS in Management, Strategy and Leadership program.


The Value of a Graduate Certificate

The Value of a Graduate Certificate

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.


Spotlight: Nancy Taylor

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.


Beyond the Horizon: Supply Chain Integration

Beyond the Horizon: Supply Chain Integration

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.


Retail Restructuring: Managing Change in the Age of Amazon

Retail Restructuring: Managing Change in the Age of Amazon

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. 


Executing Smooth and Permanent Organizational Change

Executing Smooth and Permanent Organizational Change

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.


The Missing Element to Help Your Restaurant Take Off

The Missing Element to Help Your Restaurant Take Off

Knowledge of marketing, accounting, leadership and other management abilities can be essential to a restaurant's success. Restaurant managers who learn these aspects of the business can ensure guests receive the top-level service they expect.


What is Business Analytics?

What is Business Analytics?

Using business analytics, companies explore data to make smart decisions based on relevant information extracted. Built on statistical data, analytics can drive business planning even though it requires a comprehensive understanding of the volume and variety of information.


MSU Degree Prepares Business Owner for New Positions, Challenges

MSU Degree Prepares Business Owner for New Positions, Challenges

From setting strategy to mapping outcomes and building better relationships, entrepreneur Ellen Lux is applying concepts learned in MSU's online MS in Management, Strategy and Leadership program.


MSU's Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership Now Ranked 16th Best Online Graduate Business Program

MSU's Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership Now Ranked 16th Best Online Graduate Business Program

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.


MSU Faculty to Lead SCLA Peer Groups

MSU Faculty to Lead SCLA Peer Groups

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.