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  • STAMINA case competition winning teams

    Krannert master’s students take top honors in STAMINA/IT Analytics case competition

    Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    A team of four Krannert master’s students in the school’s MS in Business Analytics and Information Management program took home the top prize in September’s STAMINA/IT Analytics case competition, a campus-wide event host by the Krannert Communication Center. Calling themselves the “Boilerminers,” the team was composed of Alejandro Brillembourg Cuenca, Michael Jonelis, Piper Doyle and Ryan Egbert. They bested 18 advancing teams of four in a case for DRONEDEK, a pre-revenue startup company based in Indianapolis that Daniel O’Toole founded and organized in 2020 based on patent information approved in 2017.

    Full article: Krannert master’s students take top honors in STAMINA/IT Analytics case competition

  • ESC awards grant to Krannert faculty member for community-based research on criminal justice system

    Thursday, August 12, 2021

    The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) has awarded Krannert Associate Professor Pengyi Shi a seed grant for her proposal titled “A Community Approach for Racial Justice: Decision Analytics Using Fair Machine Learning and Optimization.” Shi’s research focuses on building data-driven, high fidelity models and developing predictive and prescriptive analytics to support decisions making under uncertainty in healthcare and service systems.

    Full article: ESC awards grant to Krannert faculty member for community-based research on criminal justice system

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    Consumers, small businesses feel supply chain break as shortages cause prices to soar

    Thursday, May 27, 2021

    If you are having a hard time getting ketchup with your favorite take-out or you noticed the cost of your chicken is on the rise, you are not alone. Experts including Ananth Iyer, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at Purdue University, say a break in the county’s supply chain means shortages and price increases, at least temporarily.

    Full article: Consumers, small businesses feel supply chain break as shortages cause prices to soar

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    These Pandemic Food Shortages Caught Everyone By Surprise. Here’s How They Happened

    Monday, May 17, 2021

    As COVID-19 spread and communities began enacting stay-at-home orders last spring, many of us went straight to the grocery store and filled our carts with toilet paper, hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, eggs, bread, milk, canned goods, and just about any other household staples we could get our hands on. But as that initial wave of fear and panic-buying subsided certain shelves remained—or became—curiously empty. Over the last year or so, many seemingly random foods disappeared overnight or were unusually difficult to find. But why?

    Full article: These Pandemic Food Shortages Caught Everyone By Surprise. Here’s How They Happened

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    Paltry poultry: consumers cry fowl over a national chicken shortage

    Monday, May 3, 2021

    Poultry processors are struggling to keep up with demand for chicken sandwiches and hot wings. Then there are the supply chain disruptions lingering from the depths of the COVID pandemic, and problems with the meat processing work force. All of which means chicken might be in short supply and more expensive, says Ananth Iyer, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management.

    Full article: Paltry poultry: consumers cry fowl over a national chicken shortage

  • Master’s in Supply Chain Management: Shruti Singhal, Purdue University (Krannert)

    Friday, March 19, 2021

    Krannert's MSGSCM '19 Alumna Shruti Singhal shares her story on her Krannert experience and why she chose Purdue for her graduate school.

    Full article: Master’s in Supply Chain Management: Shruti Singhal, Purdue University (Krannert)

  • Meet The Masters Of Supply Chain Management

    Friday, March 19, 2021

    Poets&Quants spoke with 13 master’s of supply chain management grads from top schools across the country who chose this path to hone in on a core part of business. For the alumni of this specialized master’s degree, going the lesser-traveled supply chain management B-school route has helped them take their careers to the next level — even during Covid-19, which continues to cause chaos in business generally, and supply chains particularly, across the globe. Purdue University Krannert School of Management’s Shruti Singhal shared her thoughts with P&Q.

    Full article: Meet The Masters Of Supply Chain Management

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    Why Some Employers Are Paying Workers Extra to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

    Get the COVID-19 vaccine and get paid for it. That may sound too good to be true, but it’s not. Krannert expert Ananth Iyer offers his thoughts.

    Full article: Why Some Employers Are Paying Workers Extra to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

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    New research finds utilizing telemedicine in the ER can reduce wait times and patient length of stay

    Monday, October 19, 2020

    Telemedicine has become more common given the current global pandemic. COVID-19 has limited doctor’s office and hospital visits to ensure safety for everyone. But rather than diminish the quality of care, new research in the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research coauthored by Purdue’s Susan Lu finds that increasing wider use of telemedicine in the emergency room (ER) can yield positive results for patients and providers alike.

    Full article: New research finds utilizing telemedicine in the ER can reduce wait times and patient length of stay

  • ASCM Insights  By: Ananth V. Iyer and Alex Zelikovsky

    How to Manage Your Supply Chains Now and After COVID-19

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, key retailers including Walmart, Kroger, and Bed Bath & Beyond are keeping their businesses operational and protecting their employees and customers by leveraging three key strategies: virtual inventory pooling, last-mile delivery and omnichannel technology.

    Full article: How to Manage Your Supply Chains Now and After COVID-19

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    Krannert conference to address pandemic-related manufacturing issues

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    Purdue University’s Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises will host a virtual conference on Sept. 18 titled “Managing Manufacturing Through COVID-19: A TP3 Framework.” The conference, which runs from 8:30-11:20 a.m. on Zoom, is free and open to the public, but registration is required for industry and faculty participants as well as students.

    Full article: Krannert conference to address pandemic-related manufacturing issues

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    Nursing home industry asks for immunity from COVID-19 crisis

    Monday, July 27, 2020

    As Covdi-19 deaths and cases escalate, legislators wrestle with the issue of legal immunity for nursing homes, which house some of the most vulnerable patients. At the request of the senior-care industry, more than 20 states have passed new laws to shield senior-care facilities from coronavirus-related litigation or protected them through executive orders. Krannert faculty expert Susan Lu comments on the issue.

    Full article: Nursing home industry asks for immunity from COVID-19 crisis

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    Krannert School launches two new online master’s degree programs

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020

    Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will begin offering two new online master’s degree options in January 2021. The Master in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Master in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) each will be offered in seven-week segments, with students taking one or two classes at a time

    Full article: Krannert School launches two new online master’s degree programs