Amazon is going underwater. Seriously

Could man-made pools or natural bodies of water store goods while waiting for fulfillment orders? Arnold Maltz, a professor of supply chain management, writes about the costly logistics of it.

Consolidated service centers transform hospital purchasing

Hospitals have long been notorious for their sluggish, antiquated supply chain management. But today, under intense pressure to cut costs while maintaining high-quality care, some are trying a new model — the consolidated service center. Supply Chain Management Professor Eugene Schneller and his colleagues examined three of these centers across the country and learned how they tamed the supply chain beast and transformed dysfunctional systems into models of efficiency and innovation.

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. The W. P. Carey School’s Mahyar Eftekhar is helping charities deliver aid more effectively through his research into humanitarian logistics.