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Research published by Olin faculty in the area of supply chain management is ranked #24 worldwide in the annual ranking published by The SCM Journal ListTM. The ranking is based on output in the leading supply chain management journals that are primarily analytically-focused including: Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management. Each year’s ranking is based on the research published in these journals during the prior five years.

In congratulating members of the Operations & Manufacturing Management (OMM) faculty on their prolific and high quality publications in top journals, Todd Milbourn, Vice Dean and Moog Professor of Finance, said, “Keep in mind that our faculty is smaller than many of the schools in this ranking, and some of the supply chain management research in these journals comes from engineering schools. The competition is stiff and Olin should be proud of this recognition of our excellent output in this field.”

Milbourn also pointed out that if the ranking were limited to purely OMM focused journals such as Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management, Olin would be ranked #10 rather consistently over the years.

Operations and Manufacturing Management faculty:
Sergio Chayet | Kaitlin Daniels | Lingxiu Dong | Amr Farahat | Jake Feldman | Panos Kouvelis | Iva Rashkova | Danko Turcic | Dennis Zhang | Fuqiang Zhang

Varsity Tutors CEO Chuck Cohn

Varsity Tutors, founded by Olin alumnus Chuck Cohn, BSBA’08, was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur 360 List. The Entrepreneur 360 List is the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study by Entrepreneur, Varsity Tutors, the live learning company providing access to more than 25,000 experts on its platform, was recognized as a company that has mastered a balance of impact, innovation, growth and leadership.

Since the founding of Varsity Tutors at Washington University in St. Louis in 2007, the business has rapidly grown into an industry leader under the direction of Founder and CEO Chuck Cohn. Headquartered in St. Louis, with additional offices in Seattle and Phoenix, the company helps connect students with in-person tutors in 84 U.S. cities and online tutors nationwide. Online tutoring is available via computer or mobile app, and instant online tutoring in more than 50 subjects enables individuals to access on-demand expertise whenever and wherever they need it.

“It’s an honor for Varsity Tutors to be recognized on this list,” said Cohn. “This recognition is a testament to the incredible team we’ve assembled and the caliber of products we’re building. I’m excited about the plans and initiatives we have in place to continue our rapid growth and positively impact millions of students.”

Honorees were identified based on the results from a comprehensive study of independently owned companies, using a proprietary algorithm and other advanced analytics. The algorithm was built on a balanced scorecard designed to measure four metrics reflecting major pillars of entrepreneurship: innovation, growth, leadership and impact.

Entrepreneur 360 logo“The Entrepreneur 360 List celebrates outstanding companies for the value they bring to the world, not just the worth of their company,” said Ryan Shea, president of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. “The companies on this list exemplify growth, not just in top and bottom line, but in their ability to create a superior value for their customers, build adaptive learning cultures, and drive innovation in their marketplace.”

For additional details on the Entrepreneur 360 List and the companies recognized, visit: http://features.entrepreneur.com/entrepreneur-360/

Source: PR Web news release

CNBC unveiled a new ranking of the most innovative companies in the market based on research and a ranking system devised by Olin professor of strategy Anne Marie Knott. The CNBC RQ 50 includes companies from a wide swath of industries from oil, gas, and defense to Silicon Valley’s stars. RQ stands for Research Quotient.

The CNBC RQ 50 is a unique list of publicly traded companies that derive the greatest shareholder value from their research and development spending (at a minimum of $100M annually), created in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis professor Anne Marie Knott, inventor of the Research Quotient (RQ). The RQ is calculated based on Professor Knott’s proprietary formula and is designed to help investors know what a company can expect to gain in revenue from an increase in R&D investment. – CNBC website

“Economic growth comes from innovation and R&D is the biggest source of innovation,” says Prof. Knott. “So if we can get each firm to increase their RQ a little bit that will lead to a permanent increase in economic growth.”

Prof. Anne Marie Knott

Prof. Anne Marie Knott

“The longer-term benefits are even greater,” Knott says, “as RQ also allows companies to more closely link changes in R&D strategy, practices and processes to profitability and value.”

Knott’s research led to the development of the RQ measurement tool. It is designed to help companies address several key questions that underlie R&D strategy:

  • How does a company know what kind of return it is getting from R&D?
  • Is it better at R&D than the competition?
  • How much should it be spending and what can it do to improve the effectiveness of those investments?

“I had been hoping for a measure like this since before becoming an academic,” Knott says. “Existing measures of innovation, such as R&D intensity and product/patent counts, don’t allow firms, policy makers or academics to know the answers to these big questions.”

Knott’s RQ metric allows companies to estimate the effectiveness of R&D investment relative to the competition.

“It lets them see how changes in their R&D expenditure affect the bottom line and, most important, their company’s market value,” Knott says.

Images:  CNBC video screen shot from CNBC website

Free frozen yogurt and t-shirts served up today by members of the BSBA Olin Business Council attracted a long line of students from the undergrad lounge all the way down the flag hallway.  The occasion? A celebration of the undergrad program’s recent Bloomberg Businessweek #4 ranking.


Undergrads can show their pride in Olin’s rise in the rankings by wearing the colorful tank that OBC President Michael Rudolph was handing out today.


Great idea OBC! It’s so fashion 4-ward!! And the fro yo from Chill with all the toppings was yummy! Thank you.







Washington University is ranked as the world’s 11th greenest campus in the 2012 annual report of UI GreenMetric, a worldwide university ranking system that lists 215 of the world’s most sustainable and eco-friendly campuses.  Schools were ranked in several categories including: setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, transportation, and education.

Link to complete UI GreenMetric rankings.

Read Huffington Post article.