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Supply Market Analysis: The Moderating Effect Of Social Networking On Cost Reduction, Adam Cockrell 2018 DePaul University

Supply Market Analysis: The Moderating Effect Of Social Networking On Cost Reduction, Adam Cockrell

College of Business Theses and Dissertations

As organizations look for more efficient ways to grow and optimize their supplier network to meet demands, the sourcing process must be streamlined through social networking. Kraljic’s (1983) purchasing portfolio approach argues that different types of purchases need different sourcing strategies. This study extends beyond this strategy by introducing a novel approach of social networking as a mechanism to amplify cost reduction. Through the theoretical underpinning of Transaction Cost Theory, this study builds upon the use of social networking to establish the foundation for future research in this area. In this study, existing and former Purchasing Managers (Sourcing Managers ...


Isscm Alumni Newsletter, Summer 2018, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2018 Wright State University

Isscm Alumni Newsletter, Summer 2018, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

A nine page alumni newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


Optimal Stackelberg Strategies For Financing A Supply Chain Through Online Peer-To-Peer Lending, Guang-Xin GAO, Zhi-Ping FAN, Xin FANG, Yun Fong LIM 2018 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Optimal Stackelberg Strategies For Financing A Supply Chain Through Online Peer-To-Peer Lending, Guang-Xin Gao, Zhi-Ping Fan, Xin Fang, Yun Fong Lim

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

In recent years, supply chain finance (SCF) through online peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms has gained its popularity. We study an SCF system with a manufacturer selling a product to a retailer that faces uncertain demand over a single period. We assume that either the retailer or the manufacturer faces a capital constraint and must borrow capital through an online P2P lending platform. The platform determines a service rate for the loan, the manufacturer sets a wholesale price for the product, and the retailer chooses its order quantity for the product. We identify optimal Stackelberg strategies of the participants in the ...


Delegation Application, Erik Matthew Phillips 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Delegation Application, Erik Matthew Phillips

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Delegation is a cross-platform application to provide smart task distribution to users. In a team environment, the assignment of tasks can be tedious and difficult for management or for users needing to discover a starting place for where to begin with accomplishing tasks. Within a specific team, members possess individual skills within different areas of the team’s responsibilities and specialties, and certain members will be better suited to tackle specific tasks. This project provides a solution, consisting of a smart cross-platform application that allows for teams and individuals to quickly coordinate and delegate tasks assigned to them.


Reserved Optimization: Handling Incident Priorities In Emergency Response Systems, Muralidhar Konda KONDA, Supriyo GHOSH, Pradeep VARAKANTHAM 2018 Singapore Management University

Reserved Optimization: Handling Incident Priorities In Emergency Response Systems, Muralidhar Konda Konda, Supriyo Ghosh, Pradeep Varakantham

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

Emergency (medical, fire or criminal) Management Systems(EMSs) are crucial for ensuring public safety and security.Typically in many cities, less than 20% of the cases receivedby EMSs belong to the extremely serious category and require immediate help. Rest of the incidents typically are lessserious and thereby allow more flexibility in response time.Therefore, for efficient management of EMS requests, severalEMSs now categorise an incoming emergency request into apriority level based on well studied “triaging” methods. Leading research on optimising emergency response has either focussed on data-driven models for settings with homogenousincidents or on generic heuristics (that are not data-driven ...


Optimization Of A Cyclic Express Subway Service, Hai WANG, Jiangang JIN, Jingfeng YANG 2018 Singapore Management University

Optimization Of A Cyclic Express Subway Service, Hai Wang, Jiangang Jin, Jingfeng Yang

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

With rapid population growth and increasing demand for urban mobility, metropolitan areas such as Singapore, Tokyo, and Shanghai are increasingly dependent on public transport systems. Various strategies are proposed to improve the service quality and capacity of bus and subway systems. Express trains-i.e., trains that skip certain stations-are commonly used, because they can travel at higher speeds, potentially reduce travel time, and serve more passengers. In this paper, we study cyclic express subway service (CESS), in which express trains provide routine transport service with cyclic (periodic) station-skip patterns that can be used in daily service. We propose an exact ...


Restaurants Going Local: Motivations And Challenges For Sourcing Local Food, Mark Robert Holmes, Rachel Dodds, Katarina Pranjic, Jessica Krecisz, Hannah Taylor 2018 University of Guelph

Restaurants Going Local: Motivations And Challenges For Sourcing Local Food, Mark Robert Holmes, Rachel Dodds, Katarina Pranjic, Jessica Krecisz, Hannah Taylor

TTRA Canada 2018 Conference

Visitors to destinations are frequently looking to partake of the local fare when travelling, either away from home or to another country (CRFA, 2016). Couple this with the local food movement and the increasing propensity for sustainable travel (Dodds and Holmes, 2017; Loureiro and Umberger, 2005), it begs the question of why restaurants might look towards sourcing locally and the barriers they face. This paper looks to investigate the greatest motivations for restaurants to implement local food in regard food quality, guest interests and appreciation, and social and environmental justice. As well, looking to gain an understanding of the barriers ...


Effects Of Extreme Heat On Aviation, Brandon T. Carpenter 2018 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Effects Of Extreme Heat On Aviation, Brandon T. Carpenter

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Weather is a common cause of flight delays and cancellations. However, the vast majority of the time we think about weather and its effect on aviation, winter conditions, such as snow, come to mind. Heat is usually one of the last types of weather we associate with airline challenges. Recently, the Bomb Cyclone has made headlines for the headaches it caused with travel, especially at The John F. Kennedy International Airport. Interestingly, the exact opposite of winter weather conditions can cause just as many challenges. Over this past summer, a number of flights at various airports such as Phoenix Sky ...


Supply Chain Sustainability: Understanding The Financial Impact, Matthew J. Guinn 2018 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Supply Chain Sustainability: Understanding The Financial Impact, Matthew J. Guinn

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a differential impact on the financial performance of a company between environmental and social events.

This study uses a randomization of publicly traded companies within specific, pre-determined SIC codes, which is a collection of 66 companies, split between manufacturing and retail, to get the most accurate representation.

This study utilizes multiple regression models via STATA to analyze data compiled from the Wharton Research Database Services (WRDS) utilizing the MSCI ESG KLD, and Bloomberg, to analyze the percent increase in stock price which is the overarching models independent variable. Then ...


Exploring Churn And Alignment Between Retention And Occupational Culture As Perceived By Professional Truck Drivers, Catherine M. Cole 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

Exploring Churn And Alignment Between Retention And Occupational Culture As Perceived By Professional Truck Drivers, Catherine M. Cole

Dissertations

Despite advances in logistics software and increased driver pay, the trucking industry continues a historic wave of human capital risks in the form of driver turnover and driver shortages. Previous efforts to understand the phenomenon of driver turnover rely heavily on supply chain, transportation, and logistics based disciplines. The current study provides a human capital ontology towards understanding professional truck driver perceptions. Within the interpretive framework of pragmatism, the study applied a simultaneous ethnographic and phenomenological research design to explore the phenomenon of churn and professional truck driver perceptions of environmental alignment between trucking industry retention strategies and the occupational ...


Re-Evaluating Performance Measurement: New Mathematical Methods To Address Common Performance Measurement Challenges, Jordan David Benis 2018 Duquesne University

Re-Evaluating Performance Measurement: New Mathematical Methods To Address Common Performance Measurement Challenges, Jordan David Benis

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Performance Measurement is an essential discipline for any business. Robust and reliable performance metrics for people, processes, and technologies enable a business to identify and address deficiencies to improve performance and profitability. The complexity of modern operating environments presents real challenges to developing equitable and accurate performance metrics. This thesis explores and develops two new methods to address common challenges encountered in businesses across the world. The first method addresses the challenge of estimating the relative complexity of various tasks by utilizing the Pearson Correlation Coefficient to identify potentially over weighted and under weighted tasks. The second method addresses the ...


Innovation In A Complex, Uncertain World: Clarifying The Questions, Seeking The Answers, Michael Haughton 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

Innovation In A Complex, Uncertain World: Clarifying The Questions, Seeking The Answers, Michael Haughton

Business Faculty Publications

Innovation has at least 40 definitions, many of which can lay claim to being reliable and valid guidelines for organizations to make improvements by doing something new and different. Towards the goal of providing insights to facilitate fruitful pursuit of supply chain, the Third Annual World Class Supply Chain Summit focused on the theme of Innovation in a Complex, Uncertain World. At this invitation-only summit on May 9th, 2018 in Milton, Ontario, executives, scholars, and students discussed a range of innovation topics. The core of those discussions sought clarity on the following:

  1. The complexities, uncertainties, and challenges that are ...


Isscm Newsletter, Vol. 25, May 3, 2018, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2018 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Vol. 25, May 3, 2018, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

A thirteen page newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


Consumers' Willingness To Pay For Specialty Table Eggs, Rachel Braun 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Consumers' Willingness To Pay For Specialty Table Eggs, Rachel Braun

Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Honors Theses

The purpose of this research is to define the relationship between two constructs and the purchasing behavior of consumers. These two constructs are composed of zoocentric and anthropocentric ideologies, which are established according to one’s attitudes towards an animal’s purpose on earth in relation to humans. This study investigates the effect that these two viewpoints have on a consumer’s willingness to pay for specialty table eggs and conventional table eggs. Using a survey questionnaire, we sampled 327 college students to test these relationships. Using confirmatory factor analysis to establish construct validity and hierarchical linear regression to test ...


In-Store V. Online: Examination Of Assortments Between Storefronts, William King 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

In-Store V. Online: Examination Of Assortments Between Storefronts, William King

Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Honors Theses

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present the findings of research conducted to determine if an online storefront has the potential to reduce the amount of dependency on larger suppliers in the supply chain. This research was conducted by measuring the number of SKU’s and unique brands present at the locations of three categories of shopping goods across two home center retailers. The results of this research indicate that an online store shows the capacity to increase the variety of brands that a retailer can display and therefore reduce their dependency on suppliers who provide a greater ...


The Contagion Of Lean Inventory Management In The Supply Chain, Kennedy Green 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Contagion Of Lean Inventory Management In The Supply Chain, Kennedy Green

Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study examines the impact of buyer-supplier relationship age and industry similarity on the effect of buyer inventory leanness on supplier inventory leanness. While previous literature has studied the relationship between buyer inventory leanness and supplier inventory leanness, there has not been a large focus on the external relationship characteristics that influence this relationship. This study hypothesizes that buyer-supplier relationship age and similarity increase the effect of buyer inventory leanness on supplier inventory leanness. With data from buyer-supplier observations in different U.S. industries from 2008 to 2015, regression was used to measure the inventory leanness of each supplier and ...


"Good Vibrations", Shannon Kolasinski, Lucy Moyes 2018 University of Rhode Island

"Good Vibrations", Shannon Kolasinski, Lucy Moyes

Senior Honors Projects

Through the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process, our goal was to show VIBCO, a local manufacturing company, that its business could be improved with the help of various six sigma tools. Currently, its daily production includes a large variety of products, such as industrial vibrators, vibratory equipment, and mounting brackets and hardware. The particular production area that we chose to focus on, however, was the large turbine cell.

More specifically, the purpose of our project was to create a process improvement, through the use of a kanban system, to better manage the company’s production of large ...


The Value Of The Global Supply Chain & Operations Management Capstone Consulting Course On Graduates Careers, Ashley Kathleen Hannon 2018 University of South Carolina

The Value Of The Global Supply Chain & Operations Management Capstone Consulting Course On Graduates Careers, Ashley Kathleen Hannon

Senior Theses

The University of South Carolina’s Global Supply Chain & Operations Management [GSCOM] program in the Management Science Department has witnessed incredible growth and success throughout its first ten years as a major in the Darla Moore School of Business. The crown jewel of the GSCOM program is the Capstone project, a consulting course offered for program seniors. This thesis paper examines the value of the Capstone program through analysis of results from a graduate survey. The survey was administered to graduates from the 2013-2017 classes, and aims to capture the value that Capstone had on the first year of each ...


Corporate Social Responsibility: Examining The Effects Of A Lean And Green Supply Chain On Bottom Line Costs And Market Valuation, Sharon Maskin 2018 University of South Carolina

Corporate Social Responsibility: Examining The Effects Of A Lean And Green Supply Chain On Bottom Line Costs And Market Valuation, Sharon Maskin

Senior Theses

This paper examines the link between a firm’s adoption of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices and the resulting monetary benefits. Specifically, it addresses four major areas of business operations that present great opportunities for supply chain cost reduction and a simultaneous decrease in environmental impact. These four areas include traditional/open-loop supply chains, product packaging waste, pollution at the manufacturing site, and logistics inefficiencies. The paper then identifies several business cases in which companies have addressed several environmental issues and driven down bottom-line costs in each of the four areas through innovation and increased resource productivity. Along with cost ...


How Can The Internet Of Things Reduce Waste In The Supply Chain?, Mary M. McCullough 2018 University of Tennessee-Knoxville

How Can The Internet Of Things Reduce Waste In The Supply Chain?, Mary M. Mccullough

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

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