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…

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…

Coronavirus: What companies and the federal government should do to help: A Q&A with @MichiganRoss professor Ravi Anupindi

FACULTY Q&ARavi Anupindi.Ravi Anupindi is a professor of technology and operations and faculty director for the Center for Value Chain Innovation at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He discusses how companies can deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.Ravi Anupindi.What can companies do right now to deal with supply chain interruptions?Anupindi: It is important to recognize that virus outbreaks are different from other types of disruptions like fires, floods and earthquakes.

Coronavirus multiple-times worse than SARS: Global supply-chain effect could exceed $400bn, linger up to 2 years — WashU expert

Panos Kouvelis 314-935-4604 [email protected]   Please read: https://source.wustl.edu/2020/02/washu-expert-coronavirus-far-greater-threat-than-sars-to-global-supply-chain/ Please watch: https://youtu.be/ATzgs67Dnx8   Original post https://alertarticles.info