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Fran Tucker Seeks to Teach Students that Learning is an Iterative Process, not a Memorize and Repeat Game

Fran Tucker, associate professor of marketing and supply chain and co-chair of the Salzberg Memorial Program at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, spent her childhood moving every three years with father’s job at General Electric. “Pittsfield, Cleveland,…

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Faculty and Staff Honored at the Whitman School Annual Awards Ceremony

Faculty and Staff Honored at the Whitman School Annual Awards Ceremony Several members of the faculty and staff of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University were honored at a ceremony May 14, including: STAFF AWARDS RISING STAR AWARD Daniel J.…

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How Best to Dole Out Supplies in Wake of Humanitarian Crisis

According to UNICEF, hunger affects approximately 20 million children around the globe. During a humanitarian crisis, such as child hunger, the focus is on making sure people receive the necessary supplies they need. It’s critical that organizations, such as UNICEF…

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Syracuse Students Compete in National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition

At the end of March, a team of undergraduate students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management competed in the 7th Annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During their time in Minneapolis, the students…

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Research Explores Impacts of Consumer Attitude on GMO Food Labelling and Pricing

With Genetically Modified (GM) food increasing in diversity and volume, these products have become a growing topic of interest for policymakers and consumers. The Martin J. Whitman School of Management‘s Rong Li, assistant professor of supply chain management, and Amiya Basu,…

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From Cacao Pod to Chocolate Bar: The Commodity Chain of Chocolate

In January, the National Confectioners Association reported that over “90 percent of Americans are likely to share chocolate or candy with friends, family or that special someone at Valentine’s Day.” While consumers are often eager to purchase these sweet treats,…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – Winter, 2019

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Todd Moss, assistant professor of…

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Pricing Strategy Helps Manufacturers Decide When to “Scrap or Sell” Not Quite Perfect Products

Several production processes not only produce quality, high-end products but also generate what are known as Not-Quite-Perfect Products (NQPPs) that do not fully meet quality standards. Manufacturers then have a decision to make – get rid of all the NQPPs…

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69th Annual Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program Features Top Supply Chain Scholar

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, hosted its annual Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program Oct. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Marvin and Helaine Lender…

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Gartner Gives Top 25 Ranking for Whitman’s Supply Chain Management Programs

Gartner, Inc. announced this month that the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is one of the top 25 in the country for its supply chain management program (SCM), granting a #22 ranking to the graduate program…

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Syracuse University’s Professor Burak Kazaz Appointed Chair of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society’s iFORM Special Interest Group

The Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Society announced at its annual meeting June 28 in Dallas, Texas that Burak Kazaz, Steven Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, has been named new…

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Faculty and Staff Honored at the Whitman School Annual Awards Ceremony

Several members of the faculty and staff of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University were honored at a ceremony May 15, including: Whitman Research Awards Whitman Research Fellow Award Erasmo Giambona Associate Professor of Finance Falcone Chair in Real Estate…

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Award-Winning Study Explores How Best to Dole Out Supplies in Wake of Humanitarian Crisis

According to UNICEF, more than three million children under the age of five die annually from severe malnutrition. What’s more, hunger affects approximately 20 million children around the globe. During a humanitarian crisis, such as child hunger, the focus is…

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How Pumpkin Spice Reaches Your Markets and Lattes

It’s nearing fall; that means it is time for pumpkin spice…well, everything. In 2003, Starbucks introduced consumers to the Pumpkin Spice Latte arguably starting a $500 million industry and America’s obsession with pumpkin spice products. Now, nearly 15 years later, the obsession…

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Whitman School Hosts 68th Annual Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management hosted its annual Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program on Oct. 19. Established in 1949, the annual Salzberg event is a central component of Whitman’s Franklin Center, which is consistently recognized…

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Growing Pains: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Scaling a Supply Chain

Charmaine DaCosta remembers the exact moment she truly felt like an entrepreneur. It was a sweltering summer day and she was setting out in her Toyota Corolla to deliver her Jamaican limeade drink, Limation, to grocery stores and delis in…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – Fall 2017

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair…

MBA Reflections: Candice Chiang ’17

In this “MBA Reflections” blog post series, we feature profiles and thoughts from recent Whitman MBA graduates. Name: Candice Chiang Hometown: Taichung, Taiwan Major: MBA – Supply Chain Management Background: Economics LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candice-chiang-9a000989/ Why an MBA? An MBA was always…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – Spring 2017

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Erasmo Giambona, the Michael Falcone…

Research Finds Distributors Can Improve Profits by Investing in Wine Futures

Supply chain research from Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management finds that a wine distributor can significantly improve its profits by investing in wine futures, in addition to bottled wine. The numerical analysis of the study illustrates an approximate 21 percent improvement…

Get to Know Whitman’s Undergraduate Student Clubs and Orgs

At Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School, students can meet and network with students and professionals who share their business and entrepreneurial interest. With approximately 12 undergraduate student clubs and organizations,  Whitman students are provided a chance to learn from professionals and…

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Novel Research Demonstrates Financial Benefit for Distributors Who Invest in Wine Futures

New supply chain research from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University shows a wine distributor can significantly improve its profits by investing in wine futures, in addition to bottled wine. The study’s numerical analysis demonstrates an…

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Executive Education Program Saving Local Companies Millions of Dollars

Six Sigma Projects Lead the Way in Cost-Savings The executive education program at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management continues to help local companies evolve into efficient, cost-saving machines. Over the past 10 years, the program has led training courses…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – Oct. – Dec. 2016

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to: Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Maria Minniti, the Bantle Chair…

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Whitman Hosts 67th Annual Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program

BASF honored with Salzberg Medallion The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University’s H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management hosted its annual Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program Oct. 13, at the Whitman School’s Lender Auditorium. Established in 1949, the annual Salzberg event is a central…

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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Ranked in Top 20 by Gartner for Supply Chain Management Programs

Gartner, Inc. announced this month that the supply chain management program (SCM) at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is one of the top 20 in the country, granting a #17 ranking to the graduate program…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – July/August 2016

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to: Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Ravi Dharwadkar, chair and professor of…

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Whitman Research Newsletter – March/April 2016

The Whitman Research Newsletter highlights awards, honors, new research and more from Whitman’s research faculty. It is published bi-monthly. Send your research inquiries/highlights to: Michel Benaroch, associate dean for research and doctoral programs. Awards and Honors Scott Fay, associate professor of…