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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…

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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Socially-Responsible Research Earns Production and Operations Management Field’s Highest Honor

The Production and Operations Management Society awarded the 2017 Wickham Skinner Prize, its highest research honor, to Burak Kazaz, The Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management, The Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence and…

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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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…

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…

#WhitmanWatch: Hariharan Padmanabhan

MBA Class of 2016 Concentration: Supply Chain Management Hometown: Hyderabad, India LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hariharanpadmanabhan Blog: http://scmpro.blogspot.com/ In just two years at Whitman, Hariharan Padmanabhan has made a lasting impact on the school and community through his work in the field of…

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New Staffing Models Help the Medicine Go Down at Crouse Hospital

A new study by Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management supply chain professors is leading to improvements in the administration of inhaled medications at Crouse Hospital. About 800,000 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients are admitted annually to…

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Five Businesses that are Innovating Supply Chains

Innovative online retail companies are learning how to compete with well-established companies by creatively managing their supply chain. By combining best practices and technological advancements, these companies are disrupting their competitors while maintaining lean inventories and cutting out the middleman…

Whitman School Professor Implements Innovation Generation Process at Molson Coors

Patrick Penfield, professor of supply chain practice at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, recently worked to implement a process for innovation at the Molson Coors Brewing Company. Penfield is also the director of executive education…

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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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Malbec and the Mambo: Professor Kazaz Brings Innovation to Industry and Teaching 

To bottle or barrel? That is the question examined by Whitman’s Burak Kazaz, associate professor of supply chain management, and his co-authors in a paper recently accepted in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. “Our work is significant as it is…

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New Research Creates Accurate Pricing Model for Wine Futures

Researchers from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University have revealed a highly accurate model for pricing wine futures. In a recently accepted paper in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Burak Kazaz, PhD, Steven Becker Professor, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor…

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Mara Silver-Smith ’02: The Mutual Advantages of Alumni Engagement

Mara Silver-Smith’s resume reveals an accomplished career with posts at leading international brands. Her first position came after graduating from Whitman in 2002 with a degree in marketing and supply chain management. She was hired as an industrial engineer in…

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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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Whitman School Collaborates with Staples to Analyze Supply Chain Management Opportunities

The H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is collaborating with Staples, Inc., in the first of its kind relationship to bring innovation and new research to the supply chain field. The collaboration will allow Whitman School…

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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…