BY DEBORAH B. SOLOMON · ILLUSTRATION BY ANA CUNA IF YOU HAVE ORDERED ANYTHING ONLINE LATELY — whether it’s a new bike, a pair of sneakers or a laptop — you may have noticed: Everything is taking a really long time to arrive at your door. And you have the pandemic to thank. Everything we
Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, reviewed the documentation on the medical equipment supply chain control tower and found that automation is needed for it to be successful. “It sounds very sexy. … But from what I’ve seen, they don’t even have the basics required to support it,” said Handfield. “It’s a
Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, explains how container shortages, protein production issues and natural disasters have impacted and will continue to disrupt global supply chains as well as economic recovery. “People are going to see inflation across the board,” said Handfield. “One solution is pushing for legislation for nearshore and bringing
In a recent article published by The Wire China, I was interviewed on the challenges of e-commerce giant Amazon to contain counterfeit products on its website. Counterfeit products are commonly thought to be a problem in niche industries, including luxury handbags and apparel, music and DVD movies, running shoes, jewelry, and of course, Rolex Watches.
In a recent article published in the Journal of Operations Management (“The role of psychological distance in organizational responses to modern slavery risk in supply chains“), I along with a team of co-authors from Australia and Finland worked to understand how supply chain executives are able to distance themselves from the reality of slavery and