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  • Prasad Raghu

    Smooth Sailing: MSGSCM student makes the transition from industry to academia

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    Prasad Raghu’s arrival at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management as a student in the MS in Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM) program seemed like a natural transition after working in industry for nearly nine years. “I chose Purdue as it’s consistently ranked in the top five for my areas of interest. It’s reputation and brand recognition, global alumni network, and access to cross disciplinary resources only made my decision easier," he says.

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  • Doing Business in Peru

    Study Abroad Program Introduces Students to Doing Business in Peru

    Thursday, March 31, 2022

    A group of five Krannert students and an industrial engineering graduate student took part this spring in the inaugural Exploring Business in Peru program, a two-credit management class hosted by Krannert’s Global Supply Chain Management Initiative (GSCMI) and transportation, logistics, and storage company Tlogistica of Lima, Peru. The program targets undergraduate and master’s students to provide them with the occasion to work on real-life business problems and provide solutions to businesses in Peru.

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    14 Krannert Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-Big Ten Honors

    Tuesday, March 29, 2022

    A total of 14 Purdue Krannert student-athletes have received Academic All-Big Ten honors for their academic excellence during winter 2021-22. This is part of the University's total of 68 Boilermakers recognized for excelling in the classroom.

    Full article: 14 Krannert Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-Big Ten Honors

  • Purdue's Krannert School selected as finalist for 2022 UPS George D. Smith Prize

    Monday, January 31, 2022

    INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, has selected Purdue University's Krannert School of Management as one of three finalists for the 2022 UPS George D. Smith Prize, which recognizes excellence in preparing students to become practitioners of operations research and analytics.

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  • money

    Noticing high prices? It’s not just Austin

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Noticing higher prices at stores? You’re not alone. November saw the highest annual inflation from the previous year since June 1982. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index is up nearly 7% compared to this time last year.

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  • Talent Digital Transformation

    What Works to Retain Staff: Purdue study finds commonalities in Indiana manufacturers with low turnover

    Thursday, October 28, 2021

    For the past three years, DCMME (Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises) at Purdue University have been surveying human resources managers at manufacturing companies in the 10-county area around Purdue. Eighty-three percent of more than 100 surveyed companies reported staff turnover as their leading concern. The most common figure for staff turnover is 40% per year, with most in shop-floor, hourly paid jobs.

    Full article: What Works to Retain Staff: Purdue study finds commonalities in Indiana manufacturers with low turnover

  • STAMINA case competition winning teams

    Krannert master’s students take top honors in STAMINA/IT Analytics case competition

    Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    A team of four Krannert master’s students in the school’s MS in Business Analytics and Information Management program took home the top prize in September’s STAMINA/IT Analytics case competition, a campus-wide event host by the Krannert Communication Center. Calling themselves the “Boilerminers,” the team was composed of Alejandro Brillembourg Cuenca, Michael Jonelis, Piper Doyle and Ryan Egbert. They bested 18 advancing teams of four in a case for DRONEDEK, a pre-revenue startup company based in Indianapolis that Daniel O’Toole founded and organized in 2020 based on patent information approved in 2017.

    Full article: Krannert master’s students take top honors in STAMINA/IT Analytics case competition

  • ESC awards grant to Krannert faculty member for community-based research on criminal justice system

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) has awarded Krannert Associate Professor Pengyi Shi a seed grant for her proposal titled “A Community Approach for Racial Justice: Decision Analytics Using Fair Machine Learning and Optimization.” Shi’s research focuses on building data-driven, high fidelity models and developing predictive and prescriptive analytics to support decisions making under uncertainty in healthcare and service systems.

    Full article: ESC awards grant to Krannert faculty member for community-based research on criminal justice system

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    Consumers, small businesses feel supply chain break as shortages cause prices to soar

    Thursday, May 27, 2021

    If you are having a hard time getting ketchup with your favorite take-out or you noticed the cost of your chicken is on the rise, you are not alone. Experts including Ananth Iyer, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at Purdue University, say a break in the county’s supply chain means shortages and price increases, at least temporarily.

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    These Pandemic Food Shortages Caught Everyone By Surprise. Here’s How They Happened

    Monday, May 17, 2021

    As COVID-19 spread and communities began enacting stay-at-home orders last spring, many of us went straight to the grocery store and filled our carts with toilet paper, hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, eggs, bread, milk, canned goods, and just about any other household staples we could get our hands on. But as that initial wave of fear and panic-buying subsided certain shelves remained—or became—curiously empty. Over the last year or so, many seemingly random foods disappeared overnight or were unusually difficult to find. But why?

    Full article: These Pandemic Food Shortages Caught Everyone By Surprise. Here’s How They Happened

  • Empty store shelves

    Paltry poultry: consumers cry fowl over a national chicken shortage

    Monday, May 3, 2021

    Poultry processors are struggling to keep up with demand for chicken sandwiches and hot wings. Then there are the supply chain disruptions lingering from the depths of the COVID pandemic, and problems with the meat processing work force. All of which means chicken might be in short supply and more expensive, says Ananth Iyer, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management.

    Full article: Paltry poultry: consumers cry fowl over a national chicken shortage

  • Meet The Masters Of Supply Chain Management

    Friday, March 19, 2021

    Poets&Quants spoke with 13 master’s of supply chain management grads from top schools across the country who chose this path to hone in on a core part of business. For the alumni of this specialized master’s degree, going the lesser-traveled supply chain management B-school route has helped them take their careers to the next level — even during Covid-19, which continues to cause chaos in business generally, and supply chains particularly, across the globe. Purdue University Krannert School of Management’s Shruti Singhal shared her thoughts with P&Q.

    Full article: Meet The Masters Of Supply Chain Management