Nationally recognized supply chain management expert joins Ryder Center for Supply Chain Management.

Major fluctuations in supply and demand. Important changes in commodities availability and prices. Oscillations in exchange rates. Unexpected geopolitical incidents. These are just a few of the challenges companies face as they try to build robust supply chains that can achieve—and maintain—high performance in a turbulent economic environment. That’s where the Certified Supply Chain Professional […]

Eight faculty members add promotion to their list of accomplishments.

The College of Business Administration congratulates eight faculty members on their recent promotions to the next rung of the academic ladder. The following were promoted from associate professor to full professor: Irma Becerra-Fernandez, Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems, Knight Ridder Research Professor of Management Information Systems and director, Eugenio Pino and Family Global […]

Improving the bottom line and the environment: Green Supply Chain Forum proves both are sustainable business goals.

Today’s companies face the challenge of implementing environmentally sound operational practices while balancing growth and opportunity in what is clearly the most demanding business climate in decades. The urgency of these issues sat top of mind among the attendees at the Green Supply Chain Forum held February 19-20, 2009, and hosted by the College of […]

Study provides insight into green supply chain management.

With all the talk about sustainability and the need to reduce our carbon footprint, just how far have companies come in their efforts to meet these challenges? That overarching question shaped a survey conducted by researchers within the Ryder Center for Supply Chain Management in the College of Business Administration, collaborating with those from other […]

Forum explores how green business can make sense and cents.

More than 100 participants attended the Green Supply Chain Forum in February, 2008. As businesses strive to remain competitive, green initiatives can make a difference. Rather than being a drawback, environmentally friendly policies can “help companies be innovative, make money, fulfill their social responsibilities, and enhance their brands,” said Hernan Vera (MBA ’90), group director, […]

New program grooms supply chain management professionals.

Students in the first offering of the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Program, and their instructor, Michael Richardson, far right. With businesses striving to gain an advantage, taking a global view of operations has emerged as a significant activity. Yet, understanding how each part of a company’s complex chain of relationships is connected—from suppliers […]

New director outlines clear vision and agenda for the Ryder Center for Supply Chain Management.

Walfried Lassar Supply chain management can affect every aspect of today’s business environment—from marketing, finance, and distribution to global logistics and international business. What’s more, an increasing number of companies rely on supply chain management for competitive advantage. The magnifier effect makes a dramatic statement: a $1 reduction in cost from supply chain efficiencies is […]