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Unilever Mission to Humanize the Supply Chain

Traditionally companies have adopted shareholder strategy in their approach to maximizing their profit and satisfying stockholders. But with growing corporate scandals and unethical decisions being made daily by corporate leaders, a general sentiment of corporate social responsibility has been slowly shifting to the forefront and abandoning a “slave” model of please shareholders.

Paul Polman, Unilever’s CEO, […]

Guidelines for Succession

Changes in management are often met with a number of obstacles. In order for the transition to be successful, it is important that your family business knows how to adapt. A change in management isn’t just inevitable—it’s essential for the success and continuity of a family-owned business. This is why succession planning is so important. […]

Taking a Summer Course Online

A groups of 25 undergraduates and I are approaching the end of our compressed 8-week summer online Marketing 201 course. For some, this process is familiar, while others are experiencing the virtual classroom for the first time. During the regular school term, undergraduate education at Loyola Chicago and the Quinlan School specifically is face-to-face and […]

Amazon Vs Walmart

Amazon Vs Walmart

While relatively new to the business world, Amazon has evidently showed its competitors that it is here to stay for the long run. Now senior businesses like Walmart are taking on the challenge to expand their eCommerce competitive edge.

Check out the infographic below to see how the two fair up.

Created by WebpageFX

-Riti Patel, Assistant, Supply […]

Building Resilience within Your Family Business

Last month the FBC, in conjunction with FBN-NA, hosted a conference: From Risk to Resilience. Our speakers touched upon many topics relating to risk management in a family business. Froma Walsh, PhD, shared insights on what it means to build resiliency in a family business, and how to approach a crisis as an opportunity to […]

Recruiting Talent for the Manufacturing Industry

From the perspective of a recent graduate, the job search can be excruciatingly painful. Between reading through numerous job descriptions, finding one that fits your needs, your wants, and most importantly, one that you can contribute to is almost like blind dating.

I can imagine that this is equally frustrating to employers looking to recruit […]

Summer Book Bag

Summer Book Bag
Al Gini
Loyola University Chicago

• Summer Time: And The Living is Easy, or so they say!
• It’s Vacation Time, Down Time
• Books for the Road, for the Plane
• Books for front porch, or the backyard.

• Philip Kerr
The Lady from Zagreb: A Bernie Gunther Novel

What a concept, a German policeman and private detective […]

Summer Jobs

Summer Jobs

Al Gini

Quinlan School of Business

 I.  In days of old when dragons still roamed the earth-summer jobs for both college/H.S students were important at three levels.

Decent money (Relatively Speaking)
Life maturity
Work experience

 

II.  For my generation summer jobs were to develop a “work ethic” as much as for the […]

A recent conversation with colleagues

I was recently talking with colleagues, professors in the Quinlan School of Business. A conversation developed between two of them. I’ll just call them Professor A and Professor B.

Professor A was telling us about how some faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, and in particular, faculty having to do with ecology or environmental […]

Today’s Global Supply Chain

Today’s Global Supply Chain

 

The above infographic exposes not only the obvious as to why developed countries live in more luxurious conditions, but why poorer countries continue to live more impoverished. Evidently supply chain and business abilities to export goods efficiently effect countries livelihood and standard of living. Click on the infographic for more!

-Riti Patel, Assistant, Supply and […]