Most business experts tend to see that the relationships between buyers and suppliers are governed by the size of the firms. Big companies take advantage of small companies, is the common thought. However, researchers now suggest that the perception of trust between the firms can influence how these companies relate and perform.
supply chain management
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David Huff, clinical professor of supply chain management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been named director of online graduate programs in supply chain management.
Professor A. Ravi Ravindran, a world-renowned expert on operations research, is the editor of a new book that provides guidance for decision-makers in the supply chain.
The Enterprise Integration Consortium (EIC) at Penn State will hold an Industry Advisory Board meeting April 4-5 at the Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center. The EIC is a multidisciplinary education and research group that focuses on issues related to enterprise integration technologies and applications, supply chain management and enterprise resource planning systems.
A team of first-year MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business recently won the 2016 Global Supply Chain Management Initiative Inter-College Case Competition, hosted by Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.
A team of MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business recently won the Sixth Annual Bowersox Graduate Supply Chain Challenge, hosted by Michigan State’s Eli Broad College of Business.
Penn State Executive Programs, part of the Smeal College of Business, has won Chief Learning Officer magazine's highest award for its work with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).
Twenty-eight former doctoral students of A. Ravi Ravidran, professor in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, came together to host an international symposium in his honor March 12-13 at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.
Penn State Smeal College of Business doctoral program alumni James Abbey and Kaitlin Wowak are using their supply chain management expertise to improve supply chain practice in industry through research and teaching.
Registration is open for two new executive education programs in supply chain management through Penn State Executive Programs. Both programs, covering topics related to business analytics, transportation and logistics, are slated for the first week of June at Penn State’s University Park campus.
Humberto Coronado was the manager of corporate and strategic relations for the transportation and logistics markets at American Public University when he decided to pursue a master of professional studies degree in supply chain management through the Penn State Smeal College of Business.
Based on extensive research conducted in 2013, Penn State Executive Programs has refined the curriculum of its entire supply chain portfolio, including the launch of two new programs.
Susan B. Purdum, instructor in supply chain and information systems in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, moderated a panel on women and leadership at the annual Global Conference for Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The conference was held at the end of October in Denver.
A team of five Penn State Smeal MBA students recently won first place — and a $5,000 prize — in the 2013 Global Operations Conference Case Competition, held last month at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
In all but the shortest supply chains, food travels through wholesale distribution centers on its way from farm to consumer, and the location of these distributors can have a big impact on the efficiency of a food system. Now, a new mathematical model can help business owners and policy makers determine the optimal locations for such distributors, thanks to a research team led by an engineer in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.