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What is different about COVID-19 and other supply chain disruptions? PDF

Brent Moritz, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University, has written a popular case (with Dr. Christopher Craighead of the University of Tennessee and formerly my colleague at Penn State) about how firms can deal with a supply chain disruption, yet that was a bankruptcy of a supplier and the impact on a Tier-1 firm. Today the news is about Disruption with a capital “D”. So what are some differences between COVID-19 and other disruptions? There could be more, yet I discuss seven dimensions in this article, which are summarized in Table 1:

The Mid-Atlantic Sustainable Biomass Consortium: Bioproducts for the Bioeconomy PDF

"The Mid-Atlantic Sustainable Biomass Consortium: Bioproducts for the Bioeconomy," presentation by Penn State researchers Evelyn Thomchick, Associate Professor, Smeal Supply Chain and Information Systems, Daniel Ciolkosz, Associate Research Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and Kusumal Ruamsook, Assistant Research Professor, Smeal Center for Supply Chain Research®. MASBio is a regional network of universities, businesses, and governmental organizations dedicated to building robust, scalable, and sustainable value chains for biomass bioproducts in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Center for Supply Chain Research® Q1 2021 News Highlights PDF

The Center for Supply Chain Research Q1 (first quarter) 2021 News Highlights features the 2021-2022 CSCR® Board of Advisors, new corporate sponsors JWF Industries and NTT Data Services, faculty highlights including Dr. Saurabh Bansal awarded the Wagner Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Advanced Analytics and Operations Research by INFORMS, a discussion of Smeal's Professor Dan Guide and his research on closed-loop supply chains, an upcoming Smeal Lifelong Learning Webinar with Dr. Felisa Higgins discussing her research on the food supply chain resiliency, Dr. Evelyn Thomchick and Dr. Kusumal Ruamsook featured research on the role of biomass in supply chain sustainability, Smeal's SCIS faculty role in Penn State's interdisciplinary COVID response, new research possibilities with Smeal's early adoption of blockchain project with GoChain, the launch of CSCR's new Supply Chain Podcast Series, and Penn State Executive Program Supply Chain Management Portfolio of their live remote Spring 2021 must-attend programs.