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Fueled by Education: Meet Rachel

Rachel has been part of the J.B. Hunt team for five years and during that time, she has been attending school to get her degree in Supply Chain Management.


Faculty Spotlight: Tomas Jandik

Tomas’ research has centered around social networks and how they play a part in the world of finance, showing that one’s social connections can help close business contracts and negotiations.

01/23/2023 | By Grant Schol

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Macedo

"My encouragement that I would give to aspiring business owners is this: you can do it. If you are currently employed, you can begin to think like an owner and own your role."

01/12/2023 | By Grant Schol

Student Spotlight: Colton Hinrichs

After starting the Professional Master of Applied Business Analytics program, Colton Hinrichs has already received a job promotion and is in line for another when he graduates this spring.


Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Langham

Sarah is a partner in the Fayetteville office of HoganTaylor, which is one of the largest business advisory and public accounting firms in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

11/03/2022 | By Grant Schol

Faculty Spotlight: Cash Acrey

Acrey is the director of the Master of Science in Finance program, which has a social impact focus. He is also the director for the Arkansas Impact Investing initiative, which promotes investing with a purpose.

11/02/2022 | By Grant Schol

Faculty Spotlight: Anne Velliquette

Anne studied here at Walton College and received her doctorate in marketing. She then left Fayetteville to teach at the The University of Utah for four years. She has been teaching at Walton College since 2014.

10/24/2022 | By Grant Schol

Event Highlight: Fall PLN Event

The Fall 2002 SCMRC Peer-Learning Event focused on risk and resilience in the supply chain. Ash Eisa (formerly SVP of Global Sourcing, Walmart) shared his perspectives on the key principles: 1) it is imperative to know your supply chain end to end; 2) balance tradeoffs between costs and control; 3) bear spray seems expensive until you need it—buy the insurance. The principles are easy to agree with at a superficial level, implementing them requires understanding the “nuts and bolts.” To this end, Eisa led a panel discussion with Jennifer Christy (Sr. Director of Contract Manufacturing, Tyson), Eric McGee (EVP Highway Service, JB Hunt) and Sean Reber (Sr. Director of Global Sourcing, Walmart) to identify actionable strategies for increasing resilience.

10/14/2022 | By Nathan Bramwell

SCMRC LEAD Podcast Season 2

Check out season 2 of the SCMRC LEAD Podcast, hosted by Mike Graen, Chair of the Retail Supply Chain Initiative (RSCI), a strategic partnership initiative of the SCMRC.


Event Highlight: WISE Future Leaders Symposium

The Fourth Annual WISE Future Leader Symposium kicked off Oct. 6-7 in the Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. The event, themed “A Wiser Future for Supply Chain,” celebrated female pioneers who have led the way for women in supply chain management, and many legends of the industry will be on hand.

10/11/2022 | By Nathan Bramwell

Event Highlight: Summer PLN Event

The Summer 2022 SCMRC Peer Learning Event focused on labor issues within the supply chain. Kevin Kliesen of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank gave an assessment of overall macroeconomic conditions. Brian Fugate (University of Arkansas) engaged Kellie Black (ArcBest), Torin Martinez (P&G), and MaryEllen Kauffman (Walmart) in a panel discussion on managing workforce talent in the Post-COVID era.

10/11/2022 | By Nathan Bramwell

Event Highlight: NWA SCM Shadow Day

It was another successful Northwest Arkansas Supply Chain Management Shadow Day for the J.B. Hunt Transport Department of Supply Chain Management as nine NWA-based companies allowed students from the University of Arkansas to see what a day in the life of that company looks like.

10/11/2022 | By Nathan Bramwell

Faculty Spotlight: Stephanie Thomas

Stephanie Thomas grew up in Shelbyville, TN just outside of Nashville and attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for undergrad and received her MBA there as well.

10/05/2022 | By Grant Schol

Faculty Spotlight: Katie Terrell

Katie has gone from working retail to teaching English abroad to corporate business analytics and is now an award-winning faculty and author of an academic textbook.

09/22/2022 | By Grant Schol