Supply chain management has seen considerable change in the last several years, with recent technological advancements prompting both new opportunities and new challenges. In 2019, several trends we've observed in other industries will begin to dominate the supply chain sphere. Many of these trends are expected to improve both efficiency and customer service. Others, however, could be cause for concern. All call for a more flexible approach, in which systems evolve alongside the rapidly shifting market.
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Have you ever heard the opinion that older children are “more mature” than their siblings? Or maybe you’ve heard that middle children are more “neutral” and laid back. Believe it or not, your birth order may influence your personality and can be tied back to some of your character traits. How is this possible? Many psychologists believe that depending on where you fall in the family structure, you may have to develop different strategies or tactics to gain your parents’ attention or favor. Additionally, parents are different with each child.
When it comes to planning and executing a concert, there are many things to take into consideration—the top priority being how guests in attendance feel and the type of experience they have.
As a working professional who is also working toward your online degree, you are probably always looking for advice as to how you can better yourself and your career. Whether you are already working full-time in your field or are attempting to obtain that first bit of experience, there is always room for improvement and a new lesson to be learned.
Meeting, convention, and event planner occupations are predicted to grow by 11 percent in the next seven years, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, the need for sports and entertainment professionals will continute to rise 10 percent. This unique realm of the hospitality industry gives creative and organized professionals the opportunity to combine a passion for sports, entertainment, or events with the desire to provide guests with an exceptional experience.
During Johnson & Wales University’s 43rd Annual Career Expo and Internship Fair, we asked top employers a few questions about their hiring processes and what types of candidates they are searching for. Here is what they had to say:
What type of attributes are you looking for in a résumé?
“Longevity and leadership experience.” — Target
“We’re looking for people who are adaptable. You need to have a good personality, too. Eye contact and a strong handshake are crucial.” — EcoLab
“Project management is the art and science of making things happen,” says J.D. Meier, author of Getting Results the Agile Way. And there’s never been a greater need on a global scale for skilled, innovative project management professionals who can drive change and make things happen. And that need is only going to grow over coming years.
According to Wells Fargo, “nearly half of Americans say the most challenging topic to discuss with others is personal finances.” That makes talking about money ranking more difficult to discuss than death, politics, religion, taxes, and personal health. But, that is exactly what Michelle Doss does all day here at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Online Education!
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Facebook saw what some are saying was the worst outage the social media network has ever experienced. While Facebook did not immediately confirm what caused the outage, the social network did tweet a short message to its 13.5 million followers stating that experts were looking into the issue.
“We’re focused on working to resolving the issues as soon as possible,” Facebook wrote, “But can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.”