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Operations and supply chain management (OSM) is at the heart of executing an organization’s mission. The effective leader and business manager understands the unique role of OSM in the greater context of global competitive strategy. The OSM class (BUS 344) at the Richard J Bolte Sr School of Business prepares students at the Mount to integrate and analyze business processes, assess process performance across several measures, including those that are people and environmentally oriented, and finally improve these processes in line with the organization’s mission. Dr. Josey Chacko

At the Mount, Josey Chacko teaches the undergraduate OSM class and the graduate level introduction to logistics and supply chain management (MBA 583). Josey Chacko recently graduated with a PhD from the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech. Over the course of his doctoral studies he taught several classes on quantitative methods and was awarded the best graduate student instructor in his department. Josey’s scholarship focuses on disaster operations and humanitarian logistics.

Josey spent most of his life in Kenya, where he completed his undergraduate education in electrical engineering. He then spent close to four years working in the Kenyan private sector prior to starting graduate school in the US. Josey is excited to be at the Mount and looks forward to filling out an NCAA bracket with MSM on it. He is married and considers his wife the best fraction in the equation.  

We are very excited to welcome Dr. Chacko to the Bolte School of Business!

A group of Mount St. Mary's University students are studying in Florence, Italy, this semester, and recently had the opportunity to meet one of the country's leading global logistics managers.

The Mount delegation, led by Marty Malone, Ph.D., professor of sociology, discussed today's global shipping and logistics challenges with Tina Gentile, Italy's country manager for BDP International, a global logistics company. Located in Milan, Ms. Gentile is responsible for all of BDP's operations and also manages a small office outside of Florence. BDP ships a diverse array of products around the globe for companies - from specialty chemicals and high-end automobile parts, to custom-made tuxedos.

Ms. Gentile's visit to Florence was arranged by Karl Einolf, Ph.D., dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business. The Mount's Business School is named after the founder of BDP International - who sent all seven of his sons to the Mount.

"One of my objectives as dean has been to leverage our relationship with BDP and connect our students and faculty with BDP's employees all over the world," said Dr. Einolf. "Our partnership has led to educational opportunities for both of our organizations."

Ms. Gentile, who studied abroad at the American University in Rome while she pursued her degree in International Business, provided the students with important lessons about living abroad and working for a global company - describing the challenges of both raising a family and doing business in Italy, and reminded them to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about people from other cultures when living abroad.

"Every business deal is always about understanding the client - and most often this means understanding the person as much as their business," she said. "I hope you'll continue to travel abroad, to talk to people in other countries to learn their customs, and to take every advantage to learn another language."

Italy Trip

Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business Introduces a New Graduate Certificate Program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Business group at table imageThe Maryland Higher Education Commission has approved the Bolte School's request to begin offering a new graduate certificate program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The post-baccalaureate certificate will enable the Bolte School to continue to provide a challenging and relevant academic program of graduate and professional studies that reinforces the development of analytical, strategy-specific, decision-making, and problem-solving skills delivered within a framework of ethical and socially responsible behavior....Click here to read more.
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