Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
The Operations Room

Mon, Feb 20

Printing fabric for couches

Have you ever ordered a couch or arm-chair and waited an interminable amount of time for delivery? The usual reason why getting upholstered furniture often takes forever is the fabric. From the manufacturer’s point of view, the fabric is expensive, which would... More →

Harry Kraemer

Sat, Feb 11

Two Fun Days in Bali!

I must admit, Bali was not a place I thought I would have the opportunity to visit this year. I knew it was in Indonesia, and I remember seeing the Broadway musical “South Pacific,” but that was about the extent... More →

Harry Kraemer

Wed, Feb 8

Two Interesting Days in Jakarta

Greetings from Jakarta! I am spending two days here before teaching in the Kellogg-HKUST executive MBA program this coming weekend in Hong Kong. I had the opportunity to spend time on Sunday with Kellogg and K-HKUST alums at the Jakarta offices... More →

Harry Kraemer

Thu, Nov 24

I Am “Those Guys”

In the aftermath of an extremely divisive presidential campaign and post-election protests across the U.S., many people are wondering how our country can move forward amid such political polarity. There are grave concerns that neither side understands the other, and... More →

Cheap Talk

Mon, Nov 21

Failure Of Big Data

The poll aggregators were wildly off as they gave Hillary Clinton an over 90% chance of winning. Nate Silver was the most pessimistic because of his theory of correlated forecasting errors: State outcomes are highly correlated with one another, so polling errors... More →