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The Trade Off of Outsourcing Services

With every business decision that is made there is some kind of trade off that comes with it. When an organization decides to outsource some of their services it is usually to reduce cost or because they do not have the expertise to do it in house. According to a survey conducted by Consero Group, [...]

Conference Notes: Leveraging Values in a Family Business

Family values permeate the culture at McKee Foods. Integrity, quality, productivity, responsibility, people, and innovation. They act as a kind of compass–a set of guiding principles for both non-family and family employees. McKee holds them in high regard and has, throughout the company’s history, passed them on from one generation to the next. Mike McKee [...]

Online “No Man Is an Island”

I am reminded of this quote by John Donne as my Marketing 201 online class moves into the final week of the summer session.  Having taught this online course for several years, I am always struck by the range of expectations that students bring to an online course.  Despite their technology and social media savvy, [...]

Enterprise Risk Management: A perspective

Although its basic value has been acknowledged for some time, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is emerging as a vital focus area for today’s senior management teams. Corporations are seeking a new perspective on managing risk to gain competitive advantage rather than to just think of it as a matter of compliance, which most corporations already [...]

UPS’s Billion Dollar Investment Into the Future.

After Netherlands denies a merger deal with UPS that entails one of the largest carriers in Europe, TNS, UPS announces its $1 billion investment within the European region. This can act as a major threat to the competitors in Europe and the major players but is also a huge risk that UPS may have taken [...]

Guest Blog: Navigating Your Career in Three Easy Steps

Guest Blog: Navigating Your Career in Three Easy Steps

By Erika Jones

One of the joys of my work is engaging with students in all stages of career development. “Career” is an intensely personal idea, and we are all on different parts of the path.  Whether you’re just starting out, changing careers, or re-entering the workforce after a long absence, thinking about the journey and [...]

9 Tips to Kick-Start Your Career

9 Tips to Kick-Start Your Career

Quinlan’s new director of Business Career Services believes “career readiness” is the key to meaningful employment.

9 tips to kick-start your career

The Logistics of the 4th of July

As you all know, last Friday was the celebration of Independence Day and what that means for millions of Americans is a day of reflection as well as spending time with family and friends which involves a lot of food. Looking at this from a supply chain management perspective, it means getting all these food [...]

What is Career Readiness?

What is Career Readiness?

“Own your career!” I tell job seekers this almost every day. But what does this phrase exactly mean?

Growing up without a mentor, I always believed that if I worked hard enough, I could create opportunities that didn’t exist before. It was this philosophy that carried me forward, if nothing else. It helped me internalize a [...]

NxG: Get Social

NxG: Get Social

It was a relaxed, social evening as up-and-coming NextGens gathered at Chicago’s sheek Epic Restaurant this past week to mingle and share their family business experiences during NxG: Get Social. While savory appetizers and cold cocktails were being served, NextGens took the opportunity to bond with one another and connect over shared experiences and opinions [...]