We received outstanding news at the McCombs School of Business this week about the new MS in Business Analytics degree.  The 52 students in our inaugural class began this week with their “boot camp” classes in Statistics and Programming along…

I’m nearing the end of my fourth summer in Hong Kong with a class of UTexas McCombs students as we learn about Introduction to Operations Management in the context of the global supply chain of Target stores.  A couple of…

2012 McCombs December Commencement

I had the honor and privilege of being the faculty commencement speaker at the December Commencement ceremony for the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.  If you are interested in seeing the speech, the link…

I apologize for the long absence. The recent fires in Bangladesh garment factories have highlighted same supply management issues we’ve seen several times over the course of the last several months:  this time with more tragic results than previous issues…

Once again, Foxconn is in the media with documented cases of using underage workers in their factories.  This highlights a huge risk factor in the management of a global supply network: even with the “best” suppliers, an organization can end…