Colonial Pipeline is a harbinger of things to come in business

Six days after the Colonial Pipeline was attacked by cyberhackers and left millions hanging at the gas pump, they have gained control of their operations once again. But not before the refinery paid their attackers $5 million in untraceable cryptocurrency, according to…

Ironing out supply chain kinks key to faster COVID vaccine rollout, expert says

Kinks in new production and distribution supply chains are why COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the United States have been sluggish finding their way into people’s arms, says an expert in logistics and supply chains at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System.

COVID Vaccine: Focus on Distribution Speed Over Allocation Prioritization, says Supply Chain Systems Expert

University of Maryland Professor Emeritus Michael O. Ball, a researcher and expert on supply chain management and system reliability, is available to discuss his position that perfect adherence to COVID vaccine allocation prioritization “is not the most desirable way to…

COVID-19 crisis should push businesses to dual-source supply chains

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting the complex system of global supply chains, an expert from Binghamton University says the risk from these kinds of crises can be minimized in the future. Donald Sheldon, lecturer of supply chain management in Binghamton…

Expert: Lessons learned from COVID-19 will improve supply chains

Because of the worldwide havoc caused by coronavirus, supply chains have become a crucial new focus of the global economy. Along with health care providers, workers in logistics and transportation have emerged among the people essential to sustaining life through the pandemic.As a result, a Washington University in St. Louis expert foresees permanent changes ahead to guard against massive stresses on supply chains and better ensure their workers’ safety.

The global supply chain is breaking under the COVID-19 pandemic

From medical equipment shortages to panic-buying, the links in supply chains are breaking but will serve as valuable learning lessons for the future, said Ednilson Bernardes, professor and program coordinator of the Global Supply Chain Management program, West Virginia University…

COVID-19 big picture: For many years, Pinar Keskinocak has studied how society and the nation handle pandemics.

For many years, Pinar Keskinocak has studied how pandemics spread through the nation, how they overburden health care systems, and how they diminish the supply of medications, thus worsening the pandemic. All this also spins off additional medical crises. She…