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.