Tag Archives: supply chain management

Asst. Prof. Karen Zheng: When a handshake is enough–the role of trust in supply chain management

Trust is important to our relationships with friends, family, and acquaintances. Less understood, though, is the role trust can play in business relationships. When businesses deal with each other, their first impulse often is to summon their lawyers. But I have found in my research that there are many situations in which trust can be […]

Jackie Wilbur: MBA job offers back to pre-recession numbers

Despite the ongoing economic turmoil, the job numbers for our MBA class of 2011 are very strong. In fact, we’re back to the same offer rates we saw before the recession. As of this writing, 94% of the class has an offer. This is up from 81% last year and closely matches the 93.4% we […]

Japanese crisis: When major supply chains break

Measured against the deaths of thousands and the threat of nuclear meltdown, economic damage to supply chains seems a small matter. But it is nonetheless true that the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week will affect important global industries. When major supply chains break, businesses and consumers around the world feel the consequences. […]