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Unions in the United States

Discussion Questions Read the following article about the attempt of the United Auto Workers union to organize a VW plant in Tennessee. Why did the workers reject the formation of the union at the plant? Do you think that what … Continue reading

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GM CEO has strong background in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Discussion Questions From the article, what can you learn about Mary Barra’s background as it relates to Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM? How does an understanding in OSCM help the CEO of GM? Are there other major companies that … Continue reading

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Getting a job at Amazon is not easy!

Amazon’s Current Employees Raise the Bar for New Hires Scores of Workers are Deputized to Vet Job Candidates, Ensure Cultural Fit Discussion Questions: Describe Amazon’s process for hiring new employees. What is the key long-term goal of the process? How … Continue reading

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Pilot Rest Time Requirements Impact Airline Scheduling

Discussion Questions: What are the changes being imposed by the FAA on the scheduling of airline pilots?  Do you think these changes are needed? What will be the impact on airline financial performance measures such as: System Operating Profit/Loss per … Continue reading

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MBA/Student Projects With Companies

WSJ – May 2, 2012, 7:25 p.m. ET Real Work for Future M.B.A.s Students Take On Major Projects for Companies, Though They Still Aren’t Paid By MELISSA KORN Free labor? Great. Free labor from top M.B.A. students? Even better. For … Continue reading

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What Are Companies Looking for Relative to New Employees?

Attracting and Retaining Talent in Demand Planning SupplyChainBrain | April 13, 2012 The notion that companies are having no trouble finding supply chain talent is “a misperception in the marketplace,” says Jason Breault, managing director of LifeWork Search. Media reports … Continue reading

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Why MBAs Should Consider Operations Management

Why MBAs Should Consider Operations Management A guest post from Philip Delves Broughton, a former Paris bureau chief for Britain’s Daily Telegraph. Broughton graduated from Harvard Business School in 2006 and is the author of The Art of the Sale: … Continue reading

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