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Strengthening The F&B Purchaser–Supplier Partnership: Actions That Make A Difference:, Judi Brownell, Dennis Reynolds 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Strengthening The F&B Purchaser–Supplier Partnership: Actions That Make A Difference:, Judi Brownell, Dennis Reynolds

Judi Brownell

[Excerpt] One of the more intriguing food-service-operation trends of the past few years is the focus on building partnerships between food-service operators (that is, purchasers) and vendors. At the organizational level, companies are shrinking the number of suppliers with which they work and are developing close ties with a few selected partners.1 As we explain in this article, partnerships of this type are advantageous to both food-service operators and their vendors, because the long-term relationships create value and help the food-service operators maintain a competitive advantage.


Isscm Newsletter, Volume 19, May 17, 2017, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2017 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Volume 19, May 17, 2017, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

A fourteen page newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


Senior Business Seminar Proposal, Alex C. McGrainer 2017 University of Rhode Island

Senior Business Seminar Proposal, Alex C. Mcgrainer

Senior Honors Projects

How could a single idea increase the value of a university’s college of business? My project aims to do this through the successful implementation of a single class. It addresses some of the most important factors that current and prospective students should consider while they undergo their college searches, such as the post-graduation employment rate and starting salary across majors of interest.

My inspiration for the topic came from students struggling to find a job. I realized that every year around March, they would begin to suffer due to the self-inflicted pressure of being unemployed after commencement. I immediately ...


In The News: An Exploration Of Starbucks And The Media, Caitlin Boone 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

In The News: An Exploration Of Starbucks And The Media, Caitlin Boone

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Plentifull Business Proposal, Tayler Amelia Tate 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Plentifull Business Proposal, Tayler Amelia Tate

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Sustainable Tourism Study Through Solimar International, S silongwengjia 2017 SIT Graduate Institute

Sustainable Tourism Study Through Solimar International, S Silongwengjia

Capstone Collection

This inquiry explores a pragmatic approach of sustainable tourism and its application as a transformative development instrument. It seeks a general understanding of the global tourism sector, looks specifically at an individual tourism enterprise, Solimar International, and examines rural tourism, and its proposed standards. It discusses the opportunities and threats to the culture, ecology, and livelihoods of the residents of destination tourism and the unique experience to geotravelers. It analyzes the theoretical development history of tourism and the integrated approach of Solimar International as a leading agency in the tourism industry sector. And it seeks to understand a new type ...


Isscm Newsletter, Volume 18, April 11, 2017, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2017 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Volume 18, April 11, 2017, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

An eight page newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


Crop Choice And Proximity To Ethanol Plants, Junpyo Park, Eric Thompson 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Crop Choice And Proximity To Ethanol Plants, Junpyo Park, Eric Thompson

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research from the College of Business

Taking into account local crop processors and livestock, we show transport costs have a substantial influence on land use decisions by farmers.

We utilize detailed GIS data sources which are commonly available rather than a special survey of agricultural producers.

Estimate how the proximity to local agricultural processors impacts crop choice.


Adapting Critical Chain Project Management To Army Engineer Construction Projects, Eric E. Rohr 2017 Western Kentucky University

Adapting Critical Chain Project Management To Army Engineer Construction Projects, Eric E. Rohr

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

For decades, Army Engineers have utilized the systems of the Critical Path Method (CPM) and multi-level Gantt chart planning system for its construction projects. While these methods are well accepted, they are not without their flaws. Research and literature in project management has given weight to several viable alternative options to planning projects. One such option, Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), was developed to address the flaws of CPM by offering a holistic approach to project management based on strict resource control and the use of time buffers. This method attempts to eliminate multitasking and procrastination that can plague efficiency ...


News - Georgia Tech, Elizabeth Winter, Kim Mull, Jason D. Wright 2017 Georgia Institute of Technology

News - Georgia Tech, Elizabeth Winter, Kim Mull, Jason D. Wright

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


The Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange Improves Its Matching Process, Vincent W. Slaugh, Mustafa Akan, Onur Kesten, M. Utku Ünver 2017 Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

The Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange Improves Its Matching Process, Vincent W. Slaugh, Mustafa Akan, Onur Kesten, M. Utku Ünver

Vincent Slaugh

The Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange (PAE) helps case workers who represent children in state custody by recommending prospective families for adoption. We describe PAE's operational challenges using case worker surveys and analyze child outcomes through a regression analysis of data collected over multiple years. A match recommendation spreadsheet tool implemented by PAE incorporates insights from this analysis and allows PAE managers to better utilize available information. Using a discrete-event simulation of PAE, we justify the value of a statewide adoption network and demonstrate the importance of better information about family preferences for increasing the percentage of children who are successfully ...


Understanding Risk Management For Intentional Supply Chain Disruptions: Risk Detection, Risk Mitigation, And Risk Recovery, Scott DuHadway, Steven Carnovale, Benjamin Hazen 2017 Portland State University

Understanding Risk Management For Intentional Supply Chain Disruptions: Risk Detection, Risk Mitigation, And Risk Recovery, Scott Duhadway, Steven Carnovale, Benjamin Hazen

Business Administration Faculty Publications and Presentations

Strategies to mitigate supply chain risk tend to treat disruptive events as homogenous, despite having different causes and requiring different risk management strategies. We develop a framework to understand effective risk management strategies by considering whether a disruption was caused by an intentional or inadvertent act and whether the source of the disruption was endogenous or exogenous to the supply chain. Based on exploring evidence from risk management strategies for specific disruptions, we find that risk detection is important for both intentional and inadvertent disruptions, while effective risk management practices differ in terms of risk mitigation (relational versus process based ...


Isscm Newsletter, Volume 17, February 28, 2017, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2017 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Volume 17, February 28, 2017, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

A ten page newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


Why Trade Credit Financing Is More Important Than Developing Large Customer Relationships For Video Game Suppliers, Jocelyn D. Evans, Dominique G. Outlaw 2017 College of Charleston

Why Trade Credit Financing Is More Important Than Developing Large Customer Relationships For Video Game Suppliers, Jocelyn D. Evans, Dominique G. Outlaw

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

Trade credit extended to suppliers in the video game industry does not serve as a commitment device for large customers in determining which vendors to make relationship-specific investments in. Suppliers of video games are better off investing in relationships with trade creditors than seeking out large customers. The costs of large customer relationships are lower sales growth and less long-term debt leverage. Also, large customers don’t form relationships with suppliers in this industry, which has high research and development expenditures nor do they facilitate economic viability with regard to continued independent operational performance or listing on a stock exchange.


Whse_And_Inventory_Familiarization_Chapt_1.Pdf, Anthony J. Jackson Prof 2017 Gyeongju University

Whse_And_Inventory_Familiarization_Chapt_1.Pdf, Anthony J. Jackson Prof

Anthony J Jackson Prof

Building sustainable and quality supply chains is now a central theme among distribution centers, manufacturers, and warehouses.  Linked to wider objectives such as lean processes, reverse logistics, and reducing environmental footprint.  Achieving this aim may be helped by having a quality workforce that understands the supply chain process and what contributes to quality excellence. 
Today, while most supply chains struggle with quality and having a knowledgeable workforce that can help achieve company goals nonetheless, most companies can’t afford to have expensive training programs or pay for costly supply chain courses that may or may not benefit them in the ...


Job Shadowing Experiences As A Teaching Tool: A New Twist On A Tried And True Technique, Fred H. Mader, Deanna R. D. Mader, Elizabeth C. Alexander 2017 Marshall University

Job Shadowing Experiences As A Teaching Tool: A New Twist On A Tried And True Technique, Fred H. Mader, Deanna R. D. Mader, Elizabeth C. Alexander

Atlantic Marketing Journal

This article reports an innovative twist on the use of the job shadowing experience as a means not only to provide real-world exposure for the student, but also as a way to generate real-time data from the professionals to be utilized as a basis for class discussion. Reaction from both students and professionals has been overwhelmingly positive.


Field Trip! Assessing Business Student Interest In Plant Tours And Their Product Categories, Mark Mitchell, Gregory Turner, Robert Montgomery, Mark Hartley 2017 Coastal Carolina University

Field Trip! Assessing Business Student Interest In Plant Tours And Their Product Categories, Mark Mitchell, Gregory Turner, Robert Montgomery, Mark Hartley

Atlantic Marketing Journal

Business educators are challenged daily to provide fresh ideas in the classroom and to use new methods to stimulate active learning. One option is to use manufacturing plant tours, company museums, and company visitor centers to supplement traditional classroom activities. This manuscript details this growing type of tourism (known as Consumer Experience Tourism) and identifies the product categories of greatest interest to today’s students in Business and Economics. Business educators are encouraged to more fully embrace this under-utilized resource to promote active student learning and to select those destinations of greatest interest to their particular student audiences.


Dynamic Pricing In Major League Baseball Tickets: Issues And Challenges, John T. Drea, Andrew Nahlik 2017 Illinois College

Dynamic Pricing In Major League Baseball Tickets: Issues And Challenges, John T. Drea, Andrew Nahlik

Atlantic Marketing Journal

With its origins in the airline industry, dynamic pricing has recently been extended to the area of Major League Baseball tickets in both the primary and secondary markets. The present study examines similarities in the application of dynamic pricing in the airline and MLB industries, as well as the key differences, which include the interactive effects of competitors in the airline industries and the presence of a secondary ticket market for MLB tickets. The “zone of reasonableness” concept used in freight pricing provides a useful framework for understanding the self-imposed upper and lower price limits for MLB primary market ticket ...


An Exploratory Comparison Of Private And Hbcu Marketing Student Study Abroad Program (Sap) Participation Intentions, Omar Woodham, George W. Stone, Kathryn Cort, Michael A. Jones 2017 North Carolina A&T State University

An Exploratory Comparison Of Private And Hbcu Marketing Student Study Abroad Program (Sap) Participation Intentions, Omar Woodham, George W. Stone, Kathryn Cort, Michael A. Jones

Atlantic Marketing Journal

The current research compares two demographically diverse universities regarding their respective awareness of the study abroad programs (SAPs) offered by their school. The study focuses on each sample’s awareness of SAP opportunities (i.e., as offered by their own institution) as well as each group’s opinion of the level of university administrator effort aimed at promoting the SAP offerings at each school. The authors analyzed whether student perceptions of the level of administrator support affected student expectations regarding SAP participation prior to graduation. Given the different socio-economic characteristics of the two student samples used in the study, the ...


Optimizing (S, S) Policies For Multi-Period Inventory Models With Demand Distribution Uncertainty: Robust Dynamic Programming Approaches, Ruozhen QIU, Minghe SUN, Yun Fong LIM 2017 Singapore Management University

Optimizing (S, S) Policies For Multi-Period Inventory Models With Demand Distribution Uncertainty: Robust Dynamic Programming Approaches, Ruozhen Qiu, Minghe Sun, Yun Fong Lim

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

We consider a finite-horizon single-product periodic-review inventory managementproblem with demand distribution uncertainty. We formulate the problemas a dynamic program and prove the existence of an optimal (s, S) policy. Thecorresponding dynamic robust counterpart models are then developed for thebox and the ellipsoid uncertainty sets. These counterpart models are transformedinto tractable linear and second-order cone programs, respectively. Weillustrate the effectiveness and practicality of the proposed robust optimizationapproaches through a numerical study.


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