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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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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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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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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…

Whitman Supply Chain Students Compete in Case Competition

Four supply chain management undergraduate students participated in the fourth annual National Undergraduate Supply Chain Case Management Competition, hosted by the University of Minnesota in late March. The team was comprised of Joe Podoley, senior, and Alison Baehr, Xinye Zou…

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Whitman Supply Chain Management Students Helping Syracuse University “Fast Forward”

More than a dozen Whitman supply chain management graduate students are working on projects designed to help Syracuse University improve its sourcing processes, which could generate cost savings and create more effective purchasing processes for campus users. The projects engage…

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Lihong Liang and Dr. Burak Kazaz publish research in accounting and supply chain

Recently, two of our very own Whitman professors made headlines after conducting research and having their findings accepted into well-renowned publications. Lihong Liang, associate professor of accounting, and Dr. Burak Kazaz, associate professor of supply chain, both have reached intriguing…

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Faculty Profile: Dr. Karca D. Aral

Karca D. Aral Assistant professor of supply chain management Ph.D., INSEAD kdaralwa@syr.edu Professor Karca Aral-Wang recently joined Whitman as an assistant professor in the supply chain management department. Aral-Wang’s research is primarily focused on procurement actions, sustainable procurement, sustainable supply…