Expert Available to Comment on Oil Production Cuts

Supply chain expert Shaya Sheikh, Ph.D., associate professor of management and marketing studies at New York Institute of Technology, is available to comment on the OPEC+ alliance decision to cut two million barrels of oil production. Sheikh, who researches the energy supply…

The Race is On: Nevada is in the Driver’s Seat for Burgeoning Lithium Industry. UNLV economic geologist talks lithium battery supply chain, green energy, and self-sustainability

The ‘Lithium-Ion Battery State’ may not have the same ring to it as ‘Battle-Born’ or ‘Silver State,’ but the reality is that Nevada could soon be a leader in the lithium battery supply chain – potentially giving the U.S. an edge in the arms race for the in-demand metal that’s the key to powering everything from your cell phone to electric vehicles.

Air Mobility Command Pens Education Research Agreement with Saint Louis University

Air Mobility Command (AMC), the military command in charge of global airlift, aeromedical evacuation, aerial refueling, and the global air mobility support system from its home at Scott Air Force Base (AFB) and Saint Louis University (SLU) have partnered to promote academic research into technologies for future supply chains and transportation systems.

A shortage with a silver lining: A chance to reduce unneeded blood tests

A pandemic-related shortage of a mundane item – tubes to collect blood samples from patients — has caused headaches for health systems worldwide. But it may also have a silver lining: A lesson in how to reduce unneeded medical tests, whether or not there’s a shortage, according to a new study.

Global contrast media shortage: Strategies for conservation

In wake of the global shortage of iodinated contrast media, researchers modeled several ways to conserve it. They found that a combination of methods could reduce contrast media use for CT scans by approximately 80% if a moderate reduction in diagnostic accuracy could be tolerated. They say changes must be made to minimize supply chain risk in the future.

U.S. baby formula market broken, heavily regulated, WVU global supply chain expert says

As store shelves remain largely barren of baby formula, a West Virginia University researcher said he believes the domestic shortage could have been prevented with proper supply chain planning. John Saldanha, Sears chair in global supply chain management and associate professor at the John Chambers…

Supply chain strategy: The challenges that persist and the best way to move forward

Hitendra Chaturvedi, a professor of practice at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University warns about a rising trade deficit; discusses whether onshoring/nearshoring can streamline the supply chain; and provides insight into the “Great Resignation” and explains why they’ll be a “Great Homecoming” in the workforce in the near future.

Northwestern Kellogg Professor on America’s Failure To Deliver Sufficient Vaccines Worldwide and Why It Will Cost The U.S. Its Global Leadership

MEDIA ALERT – AUGUST 23, 2021  EVANSTON, IL — “While the U.S. is trying to incentivize Americans to get vaccinated, people in developing countries are protesting a lack of access. The U.S. needs to step up its global vaccine sharing, not…

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…

ASU supply chain professor on the challenges now facing residents, businesses and hospitals in Texas amid power outage

Hitendra Chaturvedi is a professor at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and an expert in supply chain strategy, global logistics, entrepreneurship, sustainable supply chains and digitizing supply chains.  Chaturvedi can speak to the supply…

Food export restrictions by a few countries could skyrocket global food crop prices

Recent events such as the Covid-19 pandemic, locust infestations, drought and labour shortages have disrupted food supply chains, endangering food security in the process. A study published in Nature Food shows that trade restrictions and stockpiling of supplies by a few key countries could create global food price spikes and severe local food shortages during times of threat.

Q&A: What’s in store for retailers during a pandemic holiday season?

The 2020 holiday season, much like the majority of the year, will be like none other before. But what does this mean for retailers? Simone Peinkofer, assistant professor of supply chain management at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business, discusses what holiday consumerism may look like for consumers and retailers alike.

NAU researchers co-author study that finds water efficiency achievable throughout U.S. without decrease in economic activity

Ben Ruddell and Richard Rushforth, with collaborators throughout the country, looked at how much water conservation can readily and affordably be achieved in each region and industry by looking at what conservation measures were already working and considering how much water is being used.

Expert available to discuss potential impact on supply chains, especially fuel supply, from storms Marco and Laura

With tropical storms Marco and Laura bearing down on the Gulf Coast, the potential for disruptions to the nation’s fuel and shipping infrastructure is significant, according to data scientist Ben Ruddell, director of the FEWSION project at Northern Arizona University…

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health expert available for comment on White House plans for an executive order directing the federal government to buy certain drugs solely from American factories.

William S. Comanor is Professor of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of the Research Program on Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy and also organizes a Seminar by the same name. From 1991…

Supply chain works better if you previously worked, studied together

While most of the business world builds success from existing relationships, four scientists including Xiumin Martin from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis crunched 12 years’ worth of data to find that personal connections between suppliers and vendors particularly improves the efficiency of the supply chain. To be precise, such rapport results in better overall performance, less restrictive and longer-lasting contract terms, and crystallized communication.

Redesigning Hand Sanitizer and Donating 7,000 Gallons to Fight Covid-19

Notice how hand sanitizer has made a comeback? It was running out, but this charitable initiative helped revive it by tapping into ethyl alcohol and FDA approval.

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…

Expect excess supply of toilet paper in the market soon

With toilet paper in short supply in recent weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Binghamton University supply chain expert predicts the shelves will be amply stocked soon. “It’s almost a given. There will be too much home-use toilet paper…

Rutgers Experts Can Discuss Food Shortages Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

New Brunswick, N.J. (April 21, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick experts William J. Bamka and Michelle Infante-Casella are available for interviews on food shortages and disruptions in the food supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both work in the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment…

Rutgers Food Innovation Center Offers Virtual Food Safety Training

New Brunswick, N.J. (April 13, 2020) – Food safety certificate courses offered by Rutgers’ Food Innovation Center are now available via interactive virtual training, including face-to-face video conferencing. Specialty food industry manufacturers, retailers, distributors and individuals across the food supply…