Education: Associated partners with Robert Morris University

Associated partners with Robert Morris University’s Morris Graduate School of Management to increase awareness about the Materials Handling Industry

Latest News

The State of the DC Voice Market
CSX president and CEO E. Hunter Harrison passes away
The Big Picture: Navigation Gets a Reboot for Automatic Vehicles
AAR reports carload and intermodal gains for week ending December 9
Intelligent Lift Trucks, Smarter Business
More News

Latest Resource

The Retailer’s Atlas for Omnichannel Returns
Fueled by e-commerce, the new state of retail is truly an omnichannel one, and companies will flourish or flounder based on how well their supply chain can meet customer expectations.
All Resources
By ·

In an effort to increase awareness about the value that the materials handling industry provides to the supply chain, Associated has partnered with Robert Morris University’s (RMU) Morris Graduate School of Management in an experiential learning project.

Robert Morris University is known as the “Experience University” and therefore this project was a perfect fit for their graduate students working on their Master’s in Business Administration. Their approach is to engage students in evaluating and analyzing real world issues to reinforce and embed some of the skills they have acquired in their course curriculum.

Over the span of this ten week project, eight students were asked to define the role of certain employees in executing the company’s new branding initiative and recommend how these
employees should be engaged and trained to meet the expectations of the new initiative. To accomplish this, students studied the industry, the company and the applicable employee’s
current role and function. At the culmination of this project they presented their findings to their professor, members of RMU Administration and a group of Associated Senior Managers
including, Michael B. Romano, President/CEO. In appreciation of the student’s efforts, Associated has made a contribution to the RMU Endowment Fund.

“We are grateful to Associated for allowing our students the opportunity to work with them,” said Dr. Kayed Akkawi, RMU Dean of the Morris Graduate School of Management. “RMU’s relationship with Associated was an essential factor that made this Graduate course a success.”

“In addition to the great ideas and valuable insight these students provided, this project served as a platform to create awareness and appreciation of our industry. Increasing exposure to the
academic community will ensure the availability of a continuing pool of talent that will sustain the industry’s growth and success as well serve to educate future decision makers as to the
value we bring to the buyers and users of our products and services,” said Michael B. Romano, President/CEO, of Associated. “We are grateful for the opportunity to work with RMU in this
mutually beneficial endeavor.”


Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
The Retailer’s Atlas for Omnichannel Returns
Fueled by e-commerce, the new state of retail is truly an omnichannel one, and companies will flourish or flounder based on how well their supply chain can meet customer expectations.
Download Today!
From the November 2017 Logistics Management Magazine Issue
An inside look at how a large pharmaceutical firm transformed its vendor and supplier relationships into true, collaborative partnerships—and greatly strengthened its logistics and supply chain operations in the process.
34th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: 2017 Awards Dinner
Trucking Regulations: Washington U-Turns; States put hammer down
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Logistics Showcase: Rising to the same-day delivery challenge
Today’s delivery puzzles are very different than traditional DC to store or warehouse to DC puzzles. It’s not just the shorter time frame for delivery; the basic requirements are significantly different and more complex as well. In this session you'll learn how to address same day delivery challenges while also driving down costs and increasing customer satisfaction.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
2017 NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year: Mallinckrodt; Mastering and managing complexity
An inside look at how a large pharmaceutical firm transformed its vendor and supplier relationships...
2017 Alliance Awards: Recognizing outstanding supply chain partnerships
In an era where effective supply chain collaboration is both highly valued and elusive, Logistics...

26th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends: Transportation at Digital Speed
While a majority of companies strongly agree that transportation is a strategically important...
34th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Winners Revealed
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and North American ports have crossed the service...