supply chain management Archives

W.P. Carey offers supply chain refresher

manufacturing sector expanded

Companies are always interested in keeping costs down, minimizing risk and streamlining efficiency. That’s why supply chain management is such a popular field, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating a 26-percent increase in logistics jobs by 2020. So, what do you do if you work in supply chains, but get transferred to another function… Read More →

Main Event Entertainment Buys 6.4 Acres at Tempe's Emerald Center


  Main Event Entertainment purchased a 6.4-acre retail site in Tempe for $2.05M and will build a new 57,000 SF indoor entertainment venue. The property is located in Emerald Center near Interstate 10 and Warner Road in Tempe adjacent to IKEA and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, this will be Main Event’s first building… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corp Procurement Practices (Part II)

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corporate Procurement Practices (Part II)
by in Education | Small Biz

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corporate Procurement Practices (Part II) One company’s purchasing is another company’s marketing. If small and mid-sized businesses can keep that in mind, they will have discovered one of the secrets of success for a supplier, according to Joseph Carter, the Avnet Professor of Supply Chain Management at the W. P.… Read More →

Positive Signs Bolster Tucson Office Market, Retail And Industrial Sectors

Tucson Office Market, Industrial and Retail Sectors
by in Business News

Positive signs bolster Tucson office market, as well as the area’s retail and industrial sectors CBRE has released its third quarter 2011 market analysis of the Tucson area office, industrial and retail sectors. Report highlights include: Office •    The Tucson office market reported a stronger third quarter, with 71,209 square feet of positive absorption. This… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corp Procurement Practices (Part I)

Small Business Leadership Academy
by in Education | Small Biz

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corporate Procurement Practices (Part I) If you are the owner of a small or medium-size business interacting with a big corporation, you need to know how that company thinks about procurement. That’s what students in the 2011 Small Business Leadership Academy are learning from Joseph Carter, the Avnet Professor of… Read More →

The Nickel And Dime Approach — Are Those New Airline Fees A Smart Strategy?

by in Economy | Podcasts

As higher fuel costs gobble up airline profits, the carriers are imposing new fees on passengers in an attempt to make up the difference. William A. Verdini, chairman of the supply chain management department of the W.P. Carey School of Business, wonders if this is a smart strategy. (17:23)

A Dream Becomes A Reality for Ethiopian-Born Small Business Owner Misgana Kebede

Misgana Kebede Company - Accent Transportation Services - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Misgana Kebede Company: Accent Transportation Services Title: Owner | Est.: 2008 Web: In May 2008, during the roughest stretch of the recession, a husband-and-wife team made a bold decision to start their own transportation business. Misgana Kebede and his wife, Bilen, started Accent Transportation Services, which specializes in executive car service around the Phoenix… Read More →

Greening The Supply Chain: ASU’s Sustainability Consortium Is Working To Create More Sustainable Products

Illustration of a box with a leaf coming out of it

Almost every company is feeling pressure to report on its sustainability, i.e. the environmental and social impacts due to its operations. As stakeholders look at whether these obligations are being upheld, the emphasis has been on a company-level assessment of performance. Internally, companies audit their environmental management systems according to standards such as the International… Read More →

CEO Series: Brad Casper

Man looking up in front of a colorful painting

Brad Casper CEO, Henkel Consumer Goods (The Dial Corporation) Consumers have been cutting back sharply on their purchases as a result of the recession. How has that affected Henkel Consumer Goods’ overall operations, such as vendor relationships, supply chain management, marketing, research and development, etc., and how has the company responded to those challenges? The… Read More →

Applying Supply Chain Management Techniques To The Health Care Industry

Medical supplies

Businesses in the 21st century frequently attribute success to the ability to tame their supply chains. The business of hospitals, in comparison, is quite different. Hospitals are service organizations with diverse customers, including physicians who have strong commitments to given manufacturers and products. Patients, of course, are customers, and their treatment often requires costly items.… Read More →