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Video Project Highlights Shook’s Freshman Business Connections Class

Video Project Highlights Shook’s Freshman Business Connections Class

Carole Shook created a team project to encourage freshmen to get to know each other, discover resources on campus and strengthen personal development skills.

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EPIC Spotlight – Nick Foster

EPIC Spotlight – Nick Foster

Nicholas “Nick” Foster is an EPIC Supply Chain student at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas. He is a sophomore from Edmond, Okla., with minors in Enterprise Resource Planning, Data Analytics, Political Science and History. Yes — one major and four minors. He is active on campus too! He is part … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight – Nick Foster

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EPIC Student Spotlight – Qinyi Zhang

EPIC Student Spotlight – Qinyi Zhang

As a first-time student at a U.S. university, Qinyi Zhang has found the learning environment in the states to be exciting and different from China, but such a great experience. Zhang is a student in the Supply Chain Management International dual degree program between Soochow (Suzhou) University in China and the University of Arkansas. She … Continue reading EPIC Student Spotlight – Qinyi Zhang

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EPIC Student Story – Landri McGregor

EPIC Student Story – Landri McGregor

Landri McGregor is a senior at the University of Arkansas majoring in both supply chain and marketing in the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Originally from Golden, Colo., she decided to become a Razorback because her mom graduated with her MBA from Arkansas. Landri comes from a family of accountants and had originally planned … Continue reading EPIC Student Story – Landri McGregor

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Taking Care of Customers and Environment Pays Off, Study Shows

Taking Care of Customers and Environment Pays Off, Study Shows

Sebastian Garcia-Dastugue’s findings suggest that companies that excel in customer service and environmental sustainability also perform better in sales growth and cost efficiency.

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Walton College Research Professor Honored by North American Case Research Association

Walton College Research Professor Honored by North American Case Research Association

A research associate professor of supply chain management in the Sam M. Walton College of Business has been honored by the North American Case Research Association for his collaboration with an Arkansas Company—Delta Plastics—to produce a written case study on the introduction of a new product.

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Supply Chain Management Alumni Receive Awards at Academy of Management Meeting

Supply Chain Management Alumni Receive Awards at Academy of Management Meeting

Two recent graduates of the supply chain management Ph.D. program at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas received awards at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management.

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Research Paper Addresses Walmart Sustainability

Research Paper Addresses Walmart Sustainability

An article co-authored by David Hyatt, research associate professor of supply chain management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, addresses how Walmart came to be one of the most sustainability-minded companies in the world.

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Psychological Stressors Affect Truck Driver’s Experience and Contribute to Shortage in Industry

Psychological Stressors Affect Truck Driver’s Experience and Contribute to Shortage in Industry

A 2017 study published in the Transportation Journal gives insight into truck driver woes. These authors went straight to the source and talked to truck drivers about what phenomena cause them stress.

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Walton College Establishes Blockchain Center of Excellence

Walton College Establishes Blockchain Center of Excellence

Building on its history as a global leader in information systems research, the Sam M. Walton College of Business Department of Information Systems at the University of Arkansas has established the Blockchain Center of Excellence to discover and disseminate innovative uses of the emerging technology and to teach students its importance to the future of … Continue reading Walton College Establishes Blockchain Center of Excellence

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Sodero Article Featured as ‘Research for the Real World’

Sodero Article Featured as ‘Research for the Real World’

Research led by Annibal Sodero, Walton College assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management, has been selected as part of the “Research for the Real World” series in a special issue of Supply Chain Quarterly.

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New Student Jobs at the McMillon Innovation Studio

New Student Jobs at the McMillon Innovation Studio

McMillon Innovation Studio will be forming innovation design teams and is hiring student project leaders to lead teams. All majors are welcome to apply.

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Student Wins National AWESOME Excellence in Education Award

Student Wins National AWESOME Excellence in Education Award

Monica Sewell, a sophomore from Overland Park, Kansas, is one of five students selected nationally this year to receive the AWESOME Excellence in Education Scholarship Award.

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Walton College Center to Host Supply Chain Conference April 17

Walton College Center to Host Supply Chain Conference April 17

Registration is open for Trends in Supply Chain Management: Disruptive Innovation.

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EPIC Spotlight: Remko van Hoek

EPIC Spotlight: Remko van Hoek

Remko van Hoek has always been fascinated by supply chains. What’s the story behind a product on a store’s shelf? What journey did it take before it got there?

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EPIC Spotlight: Brittany Stettmeier

EPIC Spotlight: Brittany Stettmeier

Growing up in the country holds many memories for Brittany Stettmeier, like family football after tending to the livestock. It was a ritual she remembers fondly. Her father played semi-professional football while her mother was a rugby team member.

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Chitester to Speak About Economic Way of Thinking

Chitester to Speak About Economic Way of Thinking

Bob Chitester, founder and chairman of the board of the Free To Choose Network, is returning to the University of Arkansas to speak about economics and the economic way of thinking.

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Walton College Papers Win First and Second Place Transportation Journal Awards

Walton College Papers Win First and Second Place Transportation Journal Awards

Papers authored by faculty and Ph.D. graduates of the Walton College have been selected as first and second place winners of the Best Paper Award for 2016-17 by Transportation Journal.

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Walton Wins Awards, Accolades at Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Conference

Walton Wins Awards, Accolades at Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Conference

Carole Shook, an instructor in the Department of Supply Chain Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, received the innovative teaching award from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals at the group’s annual conference in Atlanta.

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EPIC Spotlight: Rod Thomas

EPIC Spotlight: Rod Thomas

Rod Thomas grew up watching the men in his family toil in the factories where most of the nation’s popular tires were made. “They would come home covered in tire soot,” Thomas recalls.

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Study Abroad Experience Inspires Campaign Gift From Roberts Family

Study Abroad Experience Inspires Campaign Gift From Roberts Family

University of Arkansas alumni John and Tamara Roberts, along with their children — alumnus Connor Roberts and current student Blakely Roberts — have made a family gift through Campaign Arkansas to help support study abroad opportunities at the university.

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EPIC SPOTLIGHT: Alissa Gardner

EPIC SPOTLIGHT: Alissa Gardner

Alissa Gardner wouldn’t take no for an answer. Alissa Gardner BSBA ’17 Google Account Strategist Ann Arbor, Michigan As a senior with a double major in marketing and supply chain management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Gardner had her sights on a career with Google, the multinational company that’s probably best known … Continue reading EPIC SPOTLIGHT: Alissa Gardner

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Walton Ph.D. Student Wins Fellowship to Study Rice, Information, Markets

Walton Ph.D. Student Wins Fellowship to Study Rice, Information, Markets

Jessica Darby wrote her honors thesis on the relationship of rice markets and information while she was an undergraduate. Now, as a doctoral candidate in the Walton College, she’s studying ways that timely and accurate information flowing out of the supply chain can help rice farmers in Arkansas and around the world.

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Supply Chain Management Announces 2017 Award Winners

Supply Chain Management Announces 2017 Award Winners

The Department of Supply Chain Management has announced its award winners for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Supply Chain Management Honor Society Inducts New Members

Supply Chain Management Honor Society Inducts New Members

Sigma Chi Mu Tau has inducted 14 members into its second class.

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Google, IBM and SamsClub.com Executives to Speak at Trends in Technology Conference

Google, IBM and SamsClub.com Executives to Speak at Trends in Technology Conference

Leaders from Google, IBM, SamsClub.com, QVC, Starship Technologies and useAIble will be featured at the 2017 Trends in Technology Conference on Wednesday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers.

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., U of A Create Supply Chain Innovation Center

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., U of A Create Supply Chain Innovation Center

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. is making a $2.75 million investment in the University of Arkansas to create the J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence. The center will be a collaborative effort between the company, the College of Engineering and the Walton College to advance supply chain management efficiency through technology.

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High School Students: Apply Now for Retail Supply Chain Summer Camp

High School Students: Apply Now for Retail Supply Chain Summer Camp

The Supply Chain Management Research Center and the Center for Retailing Excellence are hosting the Retail Supply Chain Management Summer Camp July 9-13 on the University of Arkansas campus.

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Walton College Clinical Professor Honored by North American Case Research Association

Walton College Clinical Professor Honored by North American Case Research Association

A clinical assistant professor of Supply Chain Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas has been honored by the North American Case Research Association.

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Research: Consumer Sentiment Yields Insights Into ‘Flash Sales’

Research: Consumer Sentiment Yields Insights Into ‘Flash Sales’

Annibal Sodero is the lead author in the study, which will be published in the Journal of Business Logistics.

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Walton Seniors Chosen for Trucking Association Council

Walton Seniors Chosen for Trucking Association Council

Two outstanding seniors at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas have been selected for the Arkansas Trucking Association’s 40 Under 40 Council.

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Nine Walton College Faculty Awarded Endowed Chairs, Professorships

Nine Walton College Faculty Awarded Endowed Chairs, Professorships

Nine faculty members of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas have been awarded endowed chairs or endowed professorships.

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High School Students Learn Retail and Supply Chain Management

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, July 17-20, hosted by the Center for Retailing Excellence and the Supply Chain Management Research Center.

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Walton Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

Walton Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

Emerald Group Publishing, a global publisher focusing on research and practice, recognized three faculty members from the Sam M. Walton College of Business for their highly cited papers.

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Supply Chain Management Award Winners Selected

Supply Chain Management Award Winners Selected

The Department of Supply Chain Management is pleased to announce the award winners for the 2015/2016 academic year.

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EPIC Spotlight: Brian Fugate

EPIC Spotlight: Brian Fugate

If Brian Fugate notices students falling asleep in his class, he can always rouse them with stories about his family’s pig farm in his home state of Tennessee.

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EPIC Spotlight: Billy Yocum

EPIC Spotlight: Billy Yocum

On his first day of class at the University of Arkansas, Billy Yocum sat at an outdoor table in front of Willard J. Walker Hall, consumed with fear. Could he do this? Was he in over his head?

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Walton International Photo Contest Winners

Walton International Photo Contest Winners

Walton’s Global Engagement Office announces the winners of the first annual Instagram International Photo Contest.

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Retail Supply Chain Management Summer Camp Available to High School Students

Retail Supply Chain Management Summer Camp Available to High School Students

Retail Supply Chain Management Summer Camp will be held July 17-20, 2016, on the University of Arkansas campus for rising 11th and 12th grade high school students. Applications are due by May 20.

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Walton College Hosts Supply Chain Trends Conference

Walton College Hosts Supply Chain Trends Conference

The Supply Chain Management Research Center will host its 15th Annual Supply Chain Conference on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

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Faculty: Best of the Best

Faculty: Best of the Best

Eight faculty members were recognized for their outstanding work by Walton College’s Business Awards and Elections Committee.

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Walton Student to Appear on NBC’s The Voice

Walton Student to Appear on NBC’s The Voice

The first time Trey O’Dell performed in public was on an elementary school stage in his hometown. He was 2 years old and he sang an Elvis Presley song wearing full Elvis regalia – making him maybe the world’s youngest Elvis impersonator.

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Community College Students Visit for Walton Transfer Day

Community College Students Visit for Walton Transfer Day

Nearly 40 potential transfer students from Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville visited the Sam M. Walton College of Business to learn about life as a student at the University of Arkansas.

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Walton Students Place Second in Denver Supply Chain Case Competition

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.

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Peinkofer to Join Michigan State Supply Chain Faculty

Peinkofer to Join Michigan State Supply Chain Faculty

Simone Peinkofer, who is scheduled to complete her doctoral degree at the Sam M. Walton College of Business in May, will become an assistant professor of supply chain management at Michigan State University in the fall.

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Adriana Hofer Named Director of Walton College Global Engagement Office

Adriana Hofer Named Director of Walton College Global Engagement Office

Adriana Hofer is the new director of the Global Engagement Office for the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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

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.

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Ruben Martin III to Speak to Logistics Class

Ruben Martin III to Speak to Logistics Class

Ruben S. Martin III of Longview, Texas, president and chief executive officer of Martin Resource Management Corp., will speak to the Logistics of Capitalism class at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas on Oct. 22.

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Peinkofer Receives Research Fellowship

Peinkofer Receives Research Fellowship

By Christina Wilkerson Simone Peinkofer, a Ph.D. candidate in supply chain management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, was selected to receive the George and Marion Plossl Research Fellowship for 2015.

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Stephens Inc. COO to Speak to Logistics Class

Stephens Inc. COO to Speak to Logistics Class

Curt Bradbury, chief operating officer of Stephens Inc., will discuss personal liberty and the role it plays in finding happiness, productive achievement and morality when fully protected by the rule of law on Sept. 22 at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

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