Product returns are financially and environmentally costly — but they don’t have to be. Here are three ways companies can rethink returns to boost revenues and reduce waste.
The outbreak at a facility in Queens, New York, creates an uneasy tension for the shipping giant: between delivering packages on time and balancing worker safety.
Across virtually all industries and geographic regions, manufacturers share one common goal: to increase profitability by decreasing costs.
Supply Chain Managment professor Scott Webster has teamed up with researchers from Iowa State University to analyze the effectivenenss of the "bucket brigade" of factory and assembly line production. Using a series of computer simulations, they identified conditions under which storage decisions
The W. P. Carey School’s supply chain management program has been and continues to be a key player in the development of the discipline, starting long before the supply chain concept coalesced from its component parts.
The spotlight has been on the W. P. Carey School’s Supply Chain Management department as our faculty served in leadership positions at three major conferences.
W. P. Carey Supply Chain Management Professor Craig Carter hopes to bring the latest research to managers through a new podcast series based on articles in the Journal of Supply Chain Management.
Thirty-some years ago, unwanted or unsold products often ended their all-too-brief lives by being dumped in landfills. Today they are the basis of what professor of supply chain management Dale Rogers calls a growing slice of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product: secondary markets.
The recent surge of migrants from the war-torn North African coast and the devastating earthquake in Nepal has focused international attention on the needs of refugees and disaster victims.
Do you remember “You’ve Got Mail”? In the 1998 hit movie, the Internet enables romance to flower between Tom Hanks, who played a big box bookstore owner, and Meg Ryan, an independent bookstore owner. Ironically, that same Internet has now clobbered big box bookstores.