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Jul 22, 2021

Researchers Develop Framework for More Efficient Adoption of Medical Innovations

Sebastian Heese and the research team aims to bridge the gap between medical research and workflow management by not only considering the decisions behind adopting new diagnostic tests but also looking at how new tests are integrated into existing clinical workflows.

Jul 22, 2021  |  Articles

Sebastian Heese Assesses the Financial Impact of Supply Chain Glitches on Social Media

Sebastian Heese, professor of supply chain management, analyzed whether or not social media reaction to supply chain glitches, like an overbooked flight, can affect a company’s financial performance. “While there wasn’t empirical evidence, there have been cases where it seems […]

Jul 15, 2021

Rob Handfield Explains the Complexities of Re-Shoring Manufacturing to the U.S.

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, provides a realistic view of the Biden Administration’s plan to redesign global supply chains to bring manufacturing back to the U.S. “Biden’s call for re-shoring manufacturing back to the US will […]

Jul 13, 2021

Mean Tweets and Wall Street

To take a closer look at these issues, the research team set out to answer two questions – whether supply chain glitches lead to a reaction on Twitter and whether the response on Twitter associated with supply chain glitches influence the relationship between a supply chain glitch and stock market returns.

Jul 2, 2021

Rob Handfield Advises Waiting to Buy a Home Amid Decreasing Lumber Costs

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, warns potential home buyers against purchasing during the initial decrease in lumber costs as it is still at peak price. “I would advise people, if you’re building, hold off,” said Handfield. […]

Jun 25, 2021

Rob Handfield Explains Why US Companies are Struggling After Producing N95 Respirators During COVID

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, explains how restrictions on supplies from China led to U.S. companies entering the mask and N95 respirator market. “China, realizing that they have a crisis on their hands, restricted the export […]

Jun 23, 2021

Supply Chain Bottlenecks Will Likely Continue for the Remainder of the Year

As vaccination rates in the US, the UK, and Europe have risen, economies have shifted back and capital projects are beginning to resume. However, significant problems remain.

Jun 22, 2021

Dare to Fail

Jeff Stonebraker is no stranger to wrong turns and dead ends. Before he graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of South Florida, he changed his major five times. He went on to earn an M.S. in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University, which he calls a “humbling experience” that required every drop…

Jun 2, 2021

Rob Handfield Puts More Emphasis on Cybersecurity During Meat Processor Hack

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, sees no reason for consumers to rush out and buy meat amid the recent meat processor hack. Instead, he implores companies to be wary of potential cyber attacks. “It’s a sign […]

Jun 2, 2021

Tim Kraft Explains the Challenges of the Shipping Pallet Shortage

Tim Kraft, assistant professor of operations and supply chain management, sees the recent shortage of wood shipping pallets as detrimental to the supply chain of other essential products spanning from electronics to food. “The pallet, surprisingly, is the secret lifeblood […]