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Reaching for the Stars

Today it was my honor to stand beside our Interim President, Dean and Quinlan students to represent the faculty as we formally opened the magnificent new Schreiber Center. Our students and my colleagues are grateful for this wonderful gift.  My humbling task was to articulate a few of the many profound thoughts and reactions that […]

Managing Water Risk in Mexico City – How some companies are taking advantage

Floods, tsunamis and droughts have been plaguing supply chains for the past decade. It seems that both too much water and too little water are becoming larger issues and disrupting global supply chains. Suppliers, customers, manufacturers, and consumers are affected and mitigating the risk has been a challenge.

In the example of Thailand in 2011, extreme […]

Truck Platooning: The Future of Trucking

For those who don’t remember my post on the rapidly growing demand for truck drivers in the United States, have no fear, because a solution is in the works. The American Trucking Associate reported that by 2020 there will be a shortage of 240,000 truck drivers in the US, with movement of truckers to more […]

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 […]