Eating out more expensive? See what Columbus restaurant menus saw a price jump
The Columbus Dispatch
From grocery prices and egg prices in particular to gas prices, everything costs more, but how does that impact Columbus restaurants. Joe Goodman, chair of the department of marketing and logistics at Ohio State's Fisher College of Business, said between the costs of food and labor, restaurants are feeling the same squeeze as customers.
February 4, 2023
Supply chain problems prompt some shortages of holiday essentials
Wine, toys, and appliances are among the items that will be harder to get this holiday season. Keely Croxton, professor of logistics, says in order to avoid future supply chain issues, companies may begin holding more inventory and avoid relying on a single supplier. The cost for this resiliency, when things return to normal, could be higher prices for consumers.
December 15, 2022
Retailers turning to specific-day delivery over speediest shipping
The Wall Street Journal
Competition on superfast delivery is shifting into low gear as companies try to rein in fulfillment costs that are eating into their profits. But supply chain interruptions caused by the pandemic may be working in companies' favor, as consumers have gotten used to waiting for their deliveries, says Terry Esper, associate professor of logistics.
November 9, 2022
Direct-to-consumer sales are fueling supply-chain tech growth
The Wall Street Journal
The logistics of direct-to-consumer sales for manufacturers can be very different from the operations to supply retail stores. Terry Esper, an associate professor of logistics, says lines are getting very blurry between what a retailer used to be and what a manufacturer used to be.
August 7, 2022
Are we back to normal? In a new normal? Economy gives mixed signals on the pandemic.
Some consumer and business behavior has rebounded. But as the BA.5 subvariant spreads, other trends show persistent trepidation. “I think we are feeling the effects of coming out of a pandemic,” said Keely Croxton, professor of logistics.
July 21, 2022
Carbon reporting can help your business
Network for Business Sustainability
Carbon reporting isn’t a perfect system. But it can help you to lower climate-related financial risk, spur innovation and reduce emissions, writes Christian Blanco, assistant professor of operations and business analytics.
June 13, 2022
The weapons supply chain
Ukraine has been receiving a steady stream of weapons from the United States and NATO for the past several weeks. Like the goods that come to your door, these weapons have to go through a supply chain. Vince Castillo, assistant professor of marketing and logistics, navigates us through the military supply chain.
March 31, 2022
Research: Cause-related marketing has a “dark side”
Fisher College of Business
Good causes aren’t always good for business. New research from Annibal Sodero, assistant professor of marketing and logistics, reveals how unpredictable variability associated with cause-related marketing can backfire on a brand.
March 28, 2022
The Supply Side: Walmart’s fulfillment service seen as positive for marketplace sellers
Talk Business & Politics
Walmart has for two years offered inventory management (fulfillment) services for online sellers to streamline operations. Its implementation of Walmart Fulfillment Services centers on two key strategies says Assistant Professor of Marketing and Logistics Annibal Sodero.
March 19, 2022
How central Ohio can ease global supply chain issues
Columbus Business First
With its infrastructure, proximity to a large portion of the nation's population and a burgeoning manufacturing boom, experts, including Professor of Logistics Keely Croxton, say central Ohio can play a key role in untangling the global supply chain crunch.
February 17, 2022
Untangling the global supply chain: Ohio’s key role
Columbus Metropolitan Club
As part of a forum hosted by the Columbus Metropolitan Club, Professor of Logistics Keely Croxton explains the "perfect storm" of events that has snarled supply chains across multiple industries as well as the advantages that Ohio has in shaping and alleviating some of the challenges.
February 16, 2022
Talking Supply Chain Podcast: It’s all a matter of choreography
Mike Knemeyer, professor of logistics, defines supply chain choreography discusses what supply chain managers can learn from the approach Cirque du Soleil takes to create and deliver a new show, lessons for even the most experienced supply chain leader.
February 3, 2022
Revenge of the math club
In the high school lunchroom version of business school, finance majors were the popular jocks and logistics majors were... the math club. But nowadays, they're sitting at the cool kids' table. Terry Esper, associate professor of logistics, talks about how the field went from obscurity to newfound popularity, especially among current students.
October 4, 2021
It’s time for a consumer-focused supply chain
Supply Chain Quarterly
Terry Esper, associate professor of logistics, says taking a consumer-centric approach to the supply chain does not mean that companies should abandon their focus on their direct customer. Instead, they should adopt a perspective similar to bifocal glasses, with one lens focused on their customer and one lens on the consumer.
September 21, 2021
Fisher announces renamed department focusing on operations and business analytics
Fisher College of Business
The newly named Department of Operations and Business Analytics will build on Fisher’s pedigree of leadership in operations education while also embracing the study of data as an emerging and valuable tool for the next generation of business professionals. The new name replaces its predecessor, the Department of Management Sciences.
July 19, 2021
Impact of the western U.S. megadrought on food supply chains
Supply Chain Brain
Phil Renaud, executive director of The Risk Institute, discusses how the persistent drought in the western U.S. is forcing food supply chains to rethink their sourcing strategies, as well as pursue longer-term initiatives for coping with the effects of climate change.
July 6, 2021
Prioritize value over cost for procurement success
Cheaper isn't always better, especially for individuals and companies tasked with purchasing components critical to a line of business. In a piece authored for one of the largest supply chain professionals associations, Professor of Operations John Gray and his colleagues write that total value contribution (TVC), a strategy build around value, not cost, may be a better method for product procurement.
June 23, 2021