BTAA Purchasing Consortium

BTAA Purchasing Consortium

Universities in the Big Ten conference, the oldest and most influential collegiate athletics league in the world, also comprise the Big Ten Academic Alliance, a collaborative student-centric society and scholastic-focused coalition formed in 1958.  Alliance member institutions contribute to the common educational good, such as shared access to a digital library system that constitutes the largest single pool of [...]

Student-led Clubs at Universities and their Impact

Student-led Clubs at Universities and their Impact

Forging a new era of realignment in the college athletics landscape, Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) joined the Big Ten athletic conference in 1990, becoming the 11th member institution.  The name of the conference was not changed, a wise branding decision that was not understood by many at a time before conference realignment phases began in earnest. In August 2023, [...]

Sustainability in the Multinational Automobile Industry: OUR Scholars project at Purdue University

Sustainability in the Multinational Automobile Industry: OUR Scholars project at Purdue University

Compared to the national average, an astounding 450%+ of the workforce is employed in the multinational automobile organization (MAO) industry in the state of Indiana, where Toyota, Honda, and Subaru are collaborating with regional tier-one supply chain organizations on R&D and innovations.  Indiana’s moniker as the “Crossroads of America” reflects its numerous interstates and proximate [...]

Selling in the Post-Pandemic Global Supply Chain

The global supply chain includes the buying and selling disciplines, but the selling aspect has gone through dramatic recent changes, as the failed strategies that led to the pandemic-induced supply chain crisis have been revisited.  At their annual sellers conference, Supply Chain by Amazon in September 2023, Amazon announced a broad initiative providing their organizational [...]