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Bissett Assistant Professor Rajbir Bhatti, has paper accepted for presentation at International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis

Bissett School of Business would like to congratulate Rajbir Bhatti on having his paper,  titled Performance Measurement of Heavy Equipment Dealerships using Data Envelopment Analysis(DEA),”  accepted for presentation at the 15th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis” to be held at University of Economics, Prague in the Czech Republic, from June 26 to 29, 2017.
Rajbir’s  doctoral candidate at the Athabasca University ,Chandra Raman, will present the paper on their behalf.

Bissett students compete in Supply Chain Case Competition

Bissett School of Business extends congratulations to our students who competed and won a Supply Chain case competition.  On Saturday,  February 25th four students from Bissett , Justin Ross, Jordan Verhappen, Elena Zgheirand , Jonathan Audet under the guidance of their  coach Assistant Professor Denise Chenger, competed in the annual national SCMA (Supply Chain Management Association) case competition. The competition was held at the U of C for Western Canada.
MRU won the Western Canada component comprised of  six teams. Later in the day, the teams were placed into the final round, where our MRU team placed  second out of 27 teams. Congratulations to our team of four very talented students!
In addition, Denise would like to thank Brian Fleming for his support over the last few months plus acknowledge his role as a judge for the event (sans MRU).

Assistant Professor, Rajbir Bhatti, pursuing research opportunities.

Dr. Bhatti’s current endeavors include  supervising a Doctoral student at the Atahbasca University in the use of Data Envelopment Analysis for performance measurement of
manufacturers in Canada.  The topic of the research work is
“Performance Measurement of Heavy Equipment Dealerships Using Data
Envelopment Analysis (DEA)” .

Further to that, one of Dr. Bhatti’s research works has been accepted for presentation at the “IVth International Conference on Production & Industrial Engineering
(CPIE-2016)” to held from December 19-21, 2016 in India. The title of
our research paper is ” Identification of Human Related Success
Factors for TPM Implementation in Indian SMEs – Graph Theoretic
Approach (GTA)”

Bissett School of Business International Business and Supply Chain Management professors prepare for Conference Presentations!

Bissett School of Business would like to congratulate the following professors for their upcoming presentations at major conferences throughout North America:

Dr. Frank Cotae will present at the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)  in Atlanta, Georgia and the last week of June both Frank and Dr. Halia Valladares will present a paper called ‘Experiential Learning: Integrating Simulations into International Business Curricula’ based on the teaching and innovation grant they received for this academic year.

Dr. Brian Fleming will be presenting the results of his Doctorate thesis, Opportunity for Formal Supply Chain Management Practices within the Non-Profit Sector,  at the Production, Operations, Management Conference  in Orlando, Florida Friday, May 6, 2016. The Conference theme is Innovative Operations in an Information and Analytics Driven Economy.
Dr. Halia Valladares together with Kelly Moorhead (LSCM aboriginal student) will be presenting a paper titled “Opportunities and Challenges for International Business: The Northern Shipping Passages”, at the Canadian Transportation Research Forum in Toronto, Ontario  May 3, 2016. The Conference Theme is “North American Transport Challenges in an Era of Change”

Campus Alberta – Online Educational Initiative – Open Source Textbook in Applied Logistics Management

We are pleased to report that Campus Alberta has awarded a grant of $77,000 for resources in support of the creation of an online Open Source Textbook in Applied Logistics Management to the Bissett School of Business to cover expenses associated with a project planned for execution between May 2015 and for completion by December 2015.

This project award came in response to an Expression of Interest submitted by Lloyd Ash in January 2015 which was short listed and a full formal proposal submitted in March 2015.   The project will see collaborative work headed up by Lloyd Ash and involving a principal coauthor from UBC’s Sauder School of Business, Dr Garland Chow.

The initiative will also include outreach to other programs in supply chain management in Alberta and across Canada and directly provide an open source textbook in Logistics Management that can be used in Bissett’s LSCM 3301 and 3305 courses as well as their online equivalent credit courses offered through MRU’s ContEd collaboration with Bissett that was started last year.