Category: Sean Willems

Market Basket rivals treading carefully

August 18th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Newsmakers, School of Management, Sean Willems 0 comments

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Sean Willems, School of Management

The paralysis that has gripped regional grocery powerhouse Market Basket should be a tremendous windfall for its supermarket rivals — if only they could take advantage of it…

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“It sounds easy: One of your competitors is imploding, their customers have to buy groceries, how do you attract them? But it’s harder than it sounds. Beyond all the human drama, there is a fascinating business problem here.”

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Limbo Continues For Market Basket Workers, Shoppers

July 30th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, School of Management, Sean Willems, WBUR 0 comments

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Sean Willems, School of Management

The Market Basket stalemate continues. A spokesman for the company board of directors says it is considering selling the grocery store chain to one of several potential buyers, including, but not limited to, ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas…

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“I was at the store in Gloucester, you see the signs and all these things. I mean, that’s just not a shopping experience that people are going to want to endure.”

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5 Ways The Market Basket Muddle Could Break

July 29th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, School of Management, Sean Willems, WBUR 0 comments

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Sean Willems, School of Management

Tuesday was a seesaw day in the ongoing Market Basket muddle, as the board of directors shot down a report that ousted former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas’ offer to buy the company was the last one on the table. The board said there are “several potential buyers.”…

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“The end game for this has to be sooner [rather] than later, if people are being economically rational.”

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Supply Chain Thought Leadership: Understanding Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization

December 5th, 2012 in 2012, BU Studio, Newsmakers, School of Management, Sean Willems 0 comments

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Sean Willems, School of Management

Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO, or often just IO) is one of the hottest areas of supply chain technology right now, and often giving companies adopting IO competitive advantage, says SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore…

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