VCU Business December 2023 Commencement
VCU Business cordially invites you to our December 2023 Commencement.
Port of entry
Virginia Business The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected a nearly 28% rise in demand for logistics professionals in the United States through 2031, notes Jeff Smith, chair of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics within VCU’s business school.https://www.virginiabusiness.com/article/port-of-entry/
The best times of year to buy large appliances
"Appliances are heavy, take up significant cubic space in a load, and are more difficult to move to their final destination than are some other retail products,” says Jeff Shockley, associate professor of supply chain management and analytics at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Tips for celebrating Christmas on a budget
Jeff Shockley, Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management and Analytics of VCU School of Business was asked by Wallethub: "what tips do you have for celebrating Christmas on a budget?"
2022 VCU Data Analytics Challenge seeks student solutions to real-world problems
The semester-long competition, which was sponsored by Altria and hosted by the Departments of Supply Chain and Analytics and Information Systems, challenged students to solve a real-world business problem for a chance to win up to $5,000 in prize money.
Food for Thought
School of Business professor David Berdish and his students strive to help fight food insecurity in the community through a project they have been working on in his classes Supply Chain Management and Analytics and Logistics and Distribution Strategy.
New data shows Virginia’s military industrial complex is booming
Jeff Shockley at Virginia Commonwealth University says Virginia presents unbeatable competitive advantages: access to Washington D.C. and proximity to the central logistics command at Fort Lee south of Richmond.
Business-Health duo examines impact of supply chain crisis on healthcare
During the recent VCU Business Graduate Kickoff, incoming graduate students had the unique opportunity to see firsthand how recent global supply chain crises have had a direct impact on patient care locally at VCU Health.
Virginia car dealer hopes CHIPS Act helps to bring business ‘back to normal’
With the CHIPs Act, the hope is to reverse course by investing billions into the field, including $39 billion in incentives for new or expanded manufacturing. "It's a big investment, I hope it really spurs a lot more innovation," Jeff Smith, Chair of the Supply Chain Management Analytics Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, said.