Category Archives: Supply Chain Research Center

High School Students Learn Retail and Supply Chain Management

Thirteen rising junior and senior high school students participated in the Retail Supply Chain Management Camp hosted by the Center for Retailing Excellence and the Supply Chain Management Research Center at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Continue reading High School Students Learn Retail and Supply Chain Management

Retail Supply Chain Management Summer Camp Available to High School Students

The Supply Chain Management Research Center and the Center for Retailing Excellence at the Sam M. Walton College of Business are hosting the Retail Supply Chain Management Summer Camp July 17-20, 2016, on the University of Arkansas campus. The program is a residential summer camp for high school students entering the 11th and 12th grades in fall 2016.

The 4-day camp will introduce students to supply chain management, logistics, retailer and supplier-related industries topics. Campers will tour nearby companies, hear from industry leaders, learn from Walton College faculty and present solutions to a business case study.

The camp is limited to 25 students. The cost is $650 per camper. Applications must be received no later than May 20. A limited number of need-based scholarships may be available.

For more information or to apply, visit scmr.uark.edu/summer-camp.php.

Walton Students Place Second in Denver Supply Chain Case Competition

Students from the Sam M. Walton College of Business placed second in the Operation Stimulus Denver Case Competition held Feb. 4-6. Teams from 16 top-ranked universities converged in Denver to take part in a transportation, logistics and supply chain competition hosted by the Denver Transportation Club, a non-profit dedicated to create interest in transportation.

l-r Sarah Wiles, Jonathan Schultz, Layseen Chen Torres and Andreas Kofler
left to right: Walton supply chain management students Sarah Wiles, Jonathan Schultz, Layseen Chen Torres and Andreas Kofler placed second in the 2016 Denver Case Competition.

The Walton team — Sarah Wiles, Jonathan Schultz, Layseen Chen Torres and Andreas Kofler – competed against teams from Syracuse University, Iowa State University and Weber State University, winning round one on the first day of the competition. In the final round, the Walton team competed against teams from University of Manitoba, University of North Texas and Colorado State University.

“Our team was well prepared. After receiving the case, they worked together without feedback from faculty or others for over 40 hours each prior to the competition. Their critical thinking, presentation and technical skills in their major paid off,” said John Kent, director, Supply Chain Management Research Center, and team adviser. “They described their solution as a ‘symmetrical rotational distribution center’ and presented it using graphical animation and created their own mathematical model used to calculate efficiency.”

The four Walton students are majoring in supply chain management and were selected from a group of approximately 25 students who replied to a call for case competition team members, which was open to more than 400 supply chain management majors.

 

Supply Chain Ranked No. 5 Globally for Articles in Empirically Focused Journals

The Department of Supply Chain Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is ranked fifth globally on the SCM Journal List for articles published in empirically focused supply chain management journals. Continue reading Supply Chain Ranked No. 5 Globally for Articles in Empirically Focused Journals

Teams Compete in International Supply Chain Case Competition

The Supply Chain Management Research Center at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas hosted its 11th annual International Graduate Supply Chain Case Competition on March 5-7 at the John Q. Hammonds Center in Rogers. Continue reading Teams Compete in International Supply Chain Case Competition

Doctoral Student Researches Consumer Behavior Toward Online Out-of-Stocks

On-shelf availability of products is a key performance measurement for retailers. But, how does product availability affect consumers? That is what Simone Peinkofer, a doctoral candidate in supply chain management, has set out to discover. Continue reading Doctoral Student Researches Consumer Behavior Toward Online Out-of-Stocks