The five fronts of digital transformation in the middle market
Harvard Business Review
How can mid-sized companies embrace, adopt and keep pace with digital transformation and emerging technologies? As part of a collaboration with Harvard Business Review, Anil Makhija, dean and John W. Berry, Sr.
October 20, 2021
Growing talent and launching careers: Deloitte and Fisher
Fisher College of Business
See how a longstanding partnership between Ohio State and Deloitte continues to shape the career readiness of Fisher students through a program designed to foster the soft skills necessary in today’s business world.
October 19, 2021
Ohio State University’s online MBA program
Over the past year and a half, the restrictions implemented due to COVID-19 put many people’s goals, dreams, and ambitions on hold. Classes were cancelled, acceptances were postponed, and no one knew when to start pursuing their passions again. However, The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business is making sure no student ever has to press pause on their dreams again thanks to its new, highly flexible Online Working Professional MBA.
October 18, 2021
The ‘Great mismatch:’ Why aren’t companies with record openings connecting with applicants?
Dayton Daily News
Interviews with career and human resources experts, companies, business leaders and job seekers found continued concern about the economic impact on companies and individuals as jobs go unfilled. Some said the biggest problem is a shortage of qualified applicants. Others say good candidates are ignored or offered inadequate pay, and many people who need jobs still struggle with access to affordable child care and fear of catching COVID-19 at work. Professor of Management and Human Resources Howard Klein says there's a mismatch happening between the job search strategies of individuals and the expectations of employers.
October 17, 2021
Coal in the stocking: U.S. retailers scramble ahead of festive season
With the pandemic grimly persisting, American homes could face a meager holiday season, forced to do without some of their favorite items missing from store shelves. Retailers, meanwhile, have been adapting their supply strategies from a "just in time" approach to a "just in case" approach, says Associate Professor of Logistics Terry Esper.
October 16, 2021
Fixing supply chain won’t be easy, experts say
Fixing the broken supply chain will take time and patience, substantial amounts of money, imagination by key leaders in the transportation and logistics industry and significant policy changes. Terry Esper, associate professor of logistics, says he’s encouraged that federal and local officials seek to spend more than $1 trillion on infrastructure to rebuild highways, roads, bridges and ports.
October 13, 2021
Equipping leaders to inspire anti-racism change in public schools
Fisher College of Business
How can business and education converge to combat racism in public schools and drive meaningful change? The Leading Anti-Racism Change in Education program is piloting one approach and helping local school districts solve specific challenges.
October 11, 2021
Revenge of the math club
In the high school lunchroom version of business school, finance majors were the popular jocks and logistics majors were... the math club. But nowadays, they're sitting at the cool kids' table. Terry Esper, associate professor of logistics, talks about how the field went from obscurity to newfound popularity, especially among current students.
October 4, 2021
It’s time for a consumer-focused supply chain
Supply Chain Quarterly
Terry Esper, associate professor of logistics, says taking a consumer-centric approach to the supply chain does not mean that companies should abandon their focus on their direct customer. Instead, they should adopt a perspective similar to bifocal glasses, with one lens focused on their customer and one lens on the consumer.
September 21, 2021
Ohio State launches online-only option for its MBA program
Columbus Business First
Working professionals now have access to Ohio State University's MBA program entirely online. Ohio State's Fisher College of Business announced that it now will offer its part-time, working professional MBA program in an online, hybrid or in-person capacity.
September 20, 2021
Retailers still trying to crack the code to e-commerce profitability
Talk Business & Politics
Retailers have been trying to crack the code on e-commerce profitability for the past several years. One tactic that more firms may employ in pursuit of profitability, says Assistant Professor of Marketing and Logistics Annibal Sodero, is partnering with Amazon to serve as product pick-up locations.
September 20, 2021
Our drug supply is sick. How can we fix It?
The New York Times
Competition for market share at rock-bottom prices has led to shortages, price spikes, allegations of price-fixing and substandard and even dangerous practices. Professor of Operations John Gray says secrecy surrounding how and where drugs are made, combined with the shift to low-wage countries, doesn’t bode well for quality.
September 18, 2021
Employers step up recruiting to prepare for busy holidays
Employers are offering major perks to attract seasonal employees, but finding added workers for the holidays could pose a challenge. W.C. Benton Jr., the Edwin D. Dodd Professor of Management, said the current level of competition for holiday workers is unprecedented.
September 15, 2021
Micro-fulfillment centers newest retail supply chain strategy
Talk Business & Politics
Amazon, Walmart, Walgreens and grocery third-parties like Instacart are investing in micro-fulfillment centers to speed up delivery times, curb final-mile costs and get products closer to consumers. Annibal Sodero, professor of supply chain, said Walmart’s move to more automated micro-fulfillment centers (MFC) usage is about efficiency in the final mile, which can be 27% to 30% of total logistics cost.
September 11, 2021
Amazon rumored to be considering Ohio as test market for new retail space
While Amazon has not officially announced it will open large retail spaces, several news outlets have reported the company is seriously considering it. Associate Professor of Marketing and Logistics Terry Esper said the move would be a no-brainer for Amazon, mirroring Walmart or Target, where people can buy online and then pick up in-store.
September 6, 2021
The NRA cancels its annual meeting again, underscoring the group's uncertain future
The National Rifle Association canceled its annual meeting for the second year in a row due to the pandemic. The cancellation is the latest setback in a series of recent financial and legal troubles. But the NRA isn't doomed, far from it. The new normal may simply be a smaller NRA with a lighter footprint says Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting and an expert in the nonprofit considerations behind the NRA.
September 3, 2021