Awards & Research

Awards

South Western Business Deans’ Award 1994

In 1994, the lab was recognized for its outstanding achievement in curriculum innovation. We are proud of this Innovative Achievement Award from the Southwestern Business Deans’ Association.

Honorable Mention in the 1996 Southern Business Administration Association Innovative Teaching Awards Program. Paper title: “A Practical Final Examination in the Quality Assurance Management Class.”

Research

The lab has been a resource for many ideas and projects related to research. Following are the results of the recent inspiration provided by the Sower Business Technology Lab.

Books:

Zelbst, P., & V. Sower. RFID for the Operations and Supply Chain Professional (2012). New York: Business Expert Press—ISBN 978-1-60649-268-0.

Journal Articles:

Bellah, J.C., Li, K., Zelbst, P.J. (Forthcoming 2013) Use of RFID Technology for Automatic Job Costing, International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations.

Sower, V., K. Green, P. Zelbst, & M. Thomas. (2012). RFID Usage Increasing Rapidly. RFID Journal. http://www.rfidjournal.com/articles/view?9589

Zelbst, P., K. Green, V. Sower, & P. Reyes. (2012). The Impact of RFID Utilization on Manufacturing Effectiveness and Efficiency. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 32 (3), 329-350.

Zelbst, P., K. Green, V. Sower, & R. Abshire. (2011). Impact of RFID Technology Utilization on Organizational Agility. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 52 (1), 24-33.

Warner, J., Gu, Q, Glissmeyer, M., & Zelbst, P.J. ( 2010). When Project Failure is a Success: An Experiential Approach in the Classroom. International Journal of Management in Education, 4 (4), 446-462).

Zelbst, P.J., Green, K.W., and Sower, V.E. (2010). Impact of RFID technology utilization on operational performance. Management Research Review 33 (10), 994-1004.

Zelbst, P.J., Green, K.W., Sower, V.E., & Baker, G., (2010). RFID Utilization and Information Sharing: The Impact on Supply Chain Performance. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing. 25 (8), 582-589.

Zelbst, P.J., Sower, V.E., & Green, K.W. (2008). An Experiential Approach to Develop Understanding of RFID Technology. International Journal of Management in Education, 2 (4), 419-431.

Sower, V. (1997) A Table-Top Flexible Manufacturing Cell for Use in the Production/Operations Management Classroom. Journal of Management Education, 21 (2), 200-208.

Symposium:

Zelbst, P.J., Sower, V. E., & Utecht, K. (February 2009). Experiential Learning: The Benefits Incorporating Cutting Edge Technology in the Management Classroom. Southwest Academy of Management (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).

Conference Presentations:

Zelbst, P., K. Green, V. Sower, & R. Abshire. (March 2012). Impact of RFID and Information Sharing on JIT, TQM, and Operational Performance. 2012 Decision Sciences Institute Southwest Region Proceedings, 101-109. (New Orleans, LA).

Zelbst, P., V. Sower, K. Green, & R. Abshire. Impact of RFID Technology Utilization on Organizational Agility. (March 2011). 2011 Proceedings of the Southwest Academy of Management, 335-347. (Houston, TX).

Zelbst, P.J., Green, K.W., Gu, Q, & Abshire, R.D. Impact of RFID technology utilization on organizational agility. Industry Studies Association (sponsored by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation). (2010).

Warner, J., Gu, Q., Glissmeyer, M. & Zelbst, P.J. (November, 2009). Experiential Approach: Taking Students to the Level of Insight using RFID Projects. Decision Sciences Institute Conference (New Orleans, LA).

Zelbst, P.J., Gu, Q., Li, K., Bellah, J., Reyes, P., & Berriso, K. (October, 2009). The Development and Upgrade of RFID in the Sower Technology Lab in the College of Business Administration: Investing in Our Students’ Future. (Waco, TX).

Reyes, P., Zelbst, P.J., Gu, Q., Bellah, J., Li, K., & Berriso, K. (October, 2009). A Classroom Distribution Simulation Using Barcodes and RFID. (Waco, TX).

Bellah, J., Li, K., Berriso, K., Zelbst, P.J., Reyes, P., & Gu, Q. (October, 2009). Integrating RFID and ERP. (Waco, TX).

Zelbst, P., V. Sower, K. Green, & R. Abshire. (2009). Marketing Orientation, JIT, TQM, Agility, Operational Performance and Logistical Performance. 2009 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, (San Antonio, TX).

Zelbst, P.J., Green, K.W., Sower, V.E. & Baker, G. (February 2009). RFID Utilization and Information Sharing Impact on Supply Chain Performance. Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators. (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).

Zelbst, P.J., Sower, V. E., & Green, K.W. (September, 2008). Bridging the Level of Understanding and Insight in the Classroom. RFID Conference (Waco, Texas).

Zelbst, P.J., Green, K.W., Sower, V. E., & Reyes, P. (September, 2008). The Impact of RFID Utilization on Manufacturing Effectiveness and Efficiency within a Supply Chain Context. RFID Conference (Waco, Texas).

Zelbst, P.J., Sower, V. E., & Green, K.W. (September, 2007). Hands on Approach with RFID in the Classroom. RFID Conference (Waco, Texas).

Sower, V. (July,1995) Experiential Learning in Operations Management Education. Proceedings of the APICS E & R Foundation Conference on Teaching & Implementing New Manufacturing Technologies, 68-72. (Invited by Michael Lythgoe).

Sower, V., R. Lovell, & G. Walker. (1994) A Table top Flexible Manufacturing Cell for Use in the Quality Assurance Management Classroom. Proceedings, The Tenth International Conference of the Israel Society for Quality, 667-672. (Invited by Zvi Avraham).


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