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Brian Talbot

David B. Hermelin Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Operations and Management Science
University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business



Brian Talbot’s current research focuses on the development of heuristic and optimal solution procedures for production and manpower planning, vehicle loading and resource-constrained scheduling problems. He is also investigating issues in industrial ecology, green manufacturing and sustainable supply chains.
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by Brian Talbot
Product Type: Case  Publication Date: 01/2010  Product ID#: 1-428-826  Length: 24pages
Russell Athletic, one of the University of Michigan’s primary providers of collegiate athletic clothing, is involved in a serious labor rights controversy. Russell had been a trustworthy and responsible supplier for years, but the University of Michigan committee was very concerned about Russell’s decision to close a manufacturing facility in Honduras, a move that received severe c...
by Brian Talbot
Product Type: Mini-Case  Publication Date: 01/2010  Product ID#: 1-429-010  Length: 4pages
This case involves a recent labor rights controversy surrounding Russell Athletic, one of the University of Michigan’s primary providers of collegiate athletic clothing. Russell had been a trustworthy and responsible supplier to the University for years, but the committee was very concerned about Russell’s decision to close a manufacturing facility in Honduras, a move that had rec...
by Brian Talbot, Xiuli Chao
Product Type: Case  Publication Date: 11/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-798  Length: 18pages
Cummins is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and remanufacturers of diesel engines. This case focuses on their largest remanufacturing business, which is based in the U.S. and Mexico. The competitive landscape for this industry is described along with a fairly detailed look at Cummins’ forward and reverse supply chains and their remanufacturing operations.
 
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