Dean's Update July 2011

Supply Chain Management program ranked among best in the nation

The College of Business Administration's undergraduate supply chain management program has been named among the best in the country by Gartner Inc., one of the nation’s leading IT research and consulting organizations. Marquette's program was ranked 14th. Gartner released the 2011 list at its annual June conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. This is the first year Marquette has made the yearly top 25 list.

"Rankings are just one factor we look at in evaluating quality, but to be listed among the nation's best by a supply chain organization of Gartner's caliber is a testament to the strength and momentum of our program," said Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management.

More information on Marquette's Center for Supply Chain Management is available online.

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Econ chair, professor lays out his mid-year economic forecast

Abdur Chowdhury, professor and chair of economics, sat down with the Milwaukee BizTimes to discuss his economic predictions for the remainder of 2011. Optimistic about the manufacturing sector and the stock market, Chowdhury also says that there's little more the government can do to jumpstart the economy – now the private sector must come forward.

Center for Supply Chain Management assumes responsibility for key business survey

As of June 2011, Marquette's Center for Supply Chain Management is administering and compiling data for the monthly ISM-Milwaukee Report on Business Survey. The local chapter of the Institute for Supply Management has for the past decade conducted the survey. In addition to Marquette's new administrative role, the Center for Supply Chain Management has re-designed the survey to be as compatible with the respected National ISM survey as possible.

David Clark, professor of economics, analyzed sales data for the Wisconsin Realtors Association and said consumer confidence is keeping home sales down.

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, discussed how construction companies are moving overseas to take advantage of the growth in places like China and India.


Working papers, article archives available online

Marquette College of Business Administration faculty working papers and archives of published works are all available online through the university library's website.

Alumnus named CEO of Maryland-based DataBank

Fred Zaeske, a 1986 alumnus of the College of Business Administration, has been named the new CEO of Maryland-based DataBank IMX, LLC, an industry leader in document management and document conversion services.