Current Collaborations with Lab Members

Intel – Internet of Things case study and undergraduate theses
JDA – Software implementation in SCM courses

Research Projects with Members and Graduate Students

Relay Foods (omni-channel retailing)
WeLink (social media and information diffusion during humanitarian crises)
Flexe (sharing economy platforms)
Wal-Mart (last mile delivery innovations)


The lab was awarded a research grant for $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study online grocery retailing’s impact on local foods’ supply chain management. Research will be carried out during 2016 and 2017 in collaboration with faculty from the Morrison School of Agribusiness at W. P. Carey School of Business, the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, and the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo).

Spotlight on Research: First, Empower Consumers

“Elliot Rabinovich, professor of supply chain management at the W. P. Carey School of Business, says that the way we now buy media – books, music and video – is a direct outcome of the first phase of the Internet’s impact on supply chain operations.”

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Omnichannel Retailing: Reverse Logistics and Customer Loyalty

“In this HBR webinar, logistics and returns expert Professor Dale Rogers describes why the returns process is so important and how some companies are creating superior processes that drive profits.” Harvard Business School Publishing, 2015

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