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Why Nike is the best strategic player?

Why Nike is the best strategic player?

Nike, which is the world’s leading designer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel and accessories,has become the game changer of the sport industry. This brand has been successful because they have stayed true to their mission by “continually creating quality products for athletes with a focus on making them better”. They also have spent a […]

Macy’s- Drop in Sales

The retail shopping landscape is changing and Macy’s is now facing a wave of store closures (1oo stores). Sears, Kohl’s and Ralph Lauren are some of the many companies who are trying to compete online retailers.

After six quarters of dropping sales, Macy’s Inc. is attempting to explore new ways to save money by joining potential […]

Trucking vs Uber

Trucking vs Uber

Digital Freight Matching, also known as DFM, has been used by most companies as a digital platform to match shippers with carriers that are capable of manipulating certain cargo freight. In the latest articled released by Material Handling and Logistics News, they explain how Uber-like technology works for freight and where it falls short. While increasingly […]

Supply Chain and Sustainability

Supply Chain and Sustainability

Writing in Inbound Logistics and referencing a pair of McKinsey studies, Sandra Beckwith notes increasing emphasis on Sustainability by CEOs. She then goes on to discuss a range of supply chain sustainability initiatives including packaging (waste) reduction, carbon emissions cuts via transportation efficiencies, solar power and storm water runoff.  The article concludes with 5 steps […]

A Fiercely Competitive Talent Market

A Fiercely Competitive Talent Market

Wills Moore from Korn Ferry writes about the shortage of talent needed to fuel continued growth in e-commerce. He notes in particular a competency known as “Learning Agility” – the ability to draw on previous experience and successfully apply it to new situations / challenges. As the pace of change marches inexorably faster, […]

What I Learned from the Family Business Stewardship Institute

What I Learned from the Family Business Stewardship Institute

Meg McDonnell has over 33 years at Gonnella and now holds the position of VP Sales for the frozen dough division.  She is a late G3 (most experienced G3 being 70 years old and youngest being 54) who looks forward to working at a higher level in the company alongside mostly G4s.  Last year, Meg graduated […]

SVCC’s Riti Patel Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

We are very pleased to announce that SVCC Administrative Assistant Riti Patel was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue graduate studies and work in Mexico City, Mexico. As information, the Fulbright program is offered through the Department of State and offers merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and […]

Better Practices for College Recruiting

The July/August issue of Supply Chain Management Review is designated the “Talent Issue” and contains a number of articles related to attracting, retaining, and developing talent. As a supplement to the print issue, they run a number of shorter, related articles on-line. Harry Haney from the Supply & Value Chain Center at Loyola University Chicago […]

Supply Chain Drives Enterprise Profitability

Daphne Howland on retaildive.com writes about how Inditex’ supply chain is a key enabler in the organization’s profitability. Specifically she notes that by controlling more of their supply chain than their peers, they can get smaller batches to the shelves faster, mitigating losses from excess inventory due to weather changes.

-Harry Haney, Assistant Director, Supply & […]

Unintended Consequences in Conflict Mineral Rules

Lindsay Macgregor, writing in Online Sourcing Journal notes that the now 3 year old rules on reporting conflict mineral usage are actually hurting the companies they were intended to help. These minerals, including tin, tantalum, gold, and tungsten are widely used in the fashion industry and the rules require reporting if they came […]