“All You Need Is Love”: Unpacking the book “Flow: How The Best Supply Chains Thrive”
A Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal Ph.D., University of Leeds My colleague Rajinder provides a thoughtful commentary on our most recent book publication: Flow: How The Best Supply Chains Thrive, Rob Handfield, PhD and Tom Linton. Here are her thoughts […]
Jason Miller Blog 2: Will Intel’s investments make a dent in our dependence on foreign semiconductors?
A great deal of hoopla is being made of Intel’s investments in its new $20 billion semiconductor chip plant near Columbus, Ohio, which Intel claims could expand into a $100 billion complex with eight fabrication plants. This is of course […]
Q&A with Noel Greis: The Future of the Machine Tool Industry
Noel Greis, research professor of operations and supply chain management in the Poole College of Management, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to examine critical gaps in knowledge and capacity in the U.S. machine tool industry.
New Railway System to Connect Mexico, United States and Canada
Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) announced last week that it will purchase Kansas City Southern in a $29 billion deal to create a new entity called Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), which is still pending approval by the U.S. Surface Transportation […]
On-demand Trucking Paves New Roads for the Industry
The pandemic has created an exigency for on-demand strategies from both consumers and businesses. The trucking industry is no exception, especially as technological advances ensue.
Staying on Track: Are Autonomous Trains the Future of Rail Logistics?
Many businesses have derailed because of the global pandemic. However, the demand for freight railroads has actually increased and, due to technological advancements in automation and big data, it is possible we will witness self-driving trains in the future. Autonomous […]
Manufacturers and Tech Providers Teaming Up to Create Self-Governing Forklifts
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are beginning to explore new technologies that can possibly transform manual forklifts and pallet trucks into self-governing machines. By consulting with technologically advanced providers, manufacturers are shifting to robotics because they see it as an innovative […]
Will People Ever Go Back to Work in an Office?
As we continue to plow through the difficult times, with COVID cases spiking in multiple states across the country, the hopes for a normal return to the workplace is diminishing every day. It is unlikely that we will ever return […]
Tom Linton’s Advice to Students: “Don’t Listen to the Status Quo!”
“If you go to a hospital and a nursing station in a hospital, there may be 2 or 3 nurses, managing 30 or 40 patients. Each patient has a pulse, and the nurses are monitoring all the patients by exception. […]
Clay Christensen – A Great Academic and a Good Guy
This week we lost a great operations management scholar, Clay Christensen, who passed away in a battle with leukemia. Christensen was a respected scholar at the Harvard Business School, and was well known for his work “The Innovator’s Dilemna”. Christensen […]