Product returns are wasteful for companies and the planet. Here’s how to change that

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.

Exclusive: Amazon confirms first known coronavirus case in an American warehouse

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.

Focus on global sourcing: Strategies for success

Across virtually all industries and geographic regions, manufacturers share one common goal: to increase profitability by decreasing costs.

Bucket brigade: Stocking shelves for fast order fulfillment

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

Supply chain at W. P. Carey: A continuum of thought leadership

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.

Engaged in the totality of the profession: Conference leadership

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.

New podcast series: Supply chain management research developments

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.

Growing secondary markets new link in supply chains

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.

Relief on wheels: Research cuts costs of humanitarian aid

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.

First, empowered consumers: How will the Internet disrupt supply chains next?

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.