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Jim Kroes and Tom Gattiker Publish Paper in the International Journal of Production Economics

Tom Gattiker, professor, and Jim Kroes, associate professor in the  Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management, recently published a paper, “Operational Leanness and Retail Firm Performance Since 1980” in the International Journal of Production Economics. The article applies propositions from … (Read More) Jim Kroes and Tom Gattiker Publish Paper in the International Journal of Production Economics

Nancy Napier: Go Simpler on the Tech and Gain Pockets of Isolation

In Nancy Napier’s latest blog for the Idaho Statesman, she recommends setting aside time in your day for deep work – unplug the distractions. It will add value to your organization and your life. Read Napier’s “Turn off Tech, Create Pockets … (Read More) Nancy Napier: Go Simpler on the Tech and Gain Pockets of Isolation

Gundars (Gundy) Kaupins Spoke on Humor in the Workplace at the Process Improvement Symposium

Gundars (Gundy) Kaupins spoke on how to incorporate humor in the workplace at the Process Improvement Symposium in early February. To be creative when using humor, individuals should go crazy, build on others’ ideas, and do not criticize. Criticism will … (Read More) Gundars (Gundy) Kaupins Spoke on Humor in the Workplace at the Process Improvement Symposium

Doug Twitchell In 7KTVB.com Video – Verify: Can Companies Protect You from Cybercrime?

Doug Twitchell, an assistant professor in the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management, was in the KTVB video “Verify: Can Companies Protect You from Cybercrime?” For this segment of Verify, reporter Joe Parris investigated services claiming to search hidden … (Read More) Doug Twitchell In 7KTVB.com Video – Verify: Can Companies Protect You from Cybercrime?

Assistant Professor Shelle Poole and MBA candidate Lauren Rice Helped Organize Conversations for Change Event

W.O.W. (Women of the Workplace) student organization co-hosted a Conversations for Change event at the end of January. The topic was creating a collaborate climate in an evolving workplace. Led by State Rep. Melissa Wintrow, talk centered around recognizing and ending harassment … (Read More) Assistant Professor Shelle Poole and MBA candidate Lauren Rice Helped Organize Conversations for Change Event

COBE Staff Awarded for Contributions in Business Process Innovation

At the second annual Process Improvement Symposium last week, eight awards were presented for contributions in business process innovation. A total of 85 individuals and 17 departments and teams were nominated for the awards. COBE staff won in two categories. In … (Read More) COBE Staff Awarded for Contributions in Business Process Innovation

COBE Process Improvement Initiative Confers Green Belt Credentials to Campus Staff

COBE supply chain management faculty have created a university Process Improvement Initiative. They provide Lean and Six Sigma based problem-solving training and project facilitation to other members of the university community. The Process Improvement Initiative team recently awarded green belts in … (Read More) COBE Process Improvement Initiative Confers Green Belt Credentials to Campus Staff