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  • nursing facility

    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

  • Annabelle Feng

    Krannert prof earns distinction as a POMS Fellow

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    Krannert Professor Annabelle Feng, Purdue’s John and Donna Krenicki Chair in Operations Management, was named a POMS (Productions and Operations Management Society) Fellow, the Society’s most prestigious lifetime honor. It is intended to recognize members who have made exceptional intellectual contributions to the profession through their research and teaching.

    Full article: Krannert prof earns distinction as a POMS Fellow

  • Purdue University livestreams panels on COVID-19 supply chain disruptions and economic implications

    Friday, May 22, 2020

    Professors in the Krannert School of Management and College of Agriculture at Purdue University participated in an hourlong panel discussion and Q&A on May 18 about the disruptions to supply chains caused by COVID-19 and implications for consumers. Earlier in May, three Krannert faculty affiliates from the Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) hosted a Facebook Live event on the economic implications of COVID-19.

    Full article: Purdue University livestreams panels on COVID-19 supply chain disruptions and economic implications

  • Purdue University to livestream panel on COVID-19 supply chain disruptions and implications for consumers

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    Professors in the Krannert School of Management and College of Agriculture at Purdue University will participate in an hourlong panel discussion and Q&A about the disruptions to supply chains caused by COVID-19 and implications for consumers.

    Full article: Purdue University to livestream panel on COVID-19 supply chain disruptions and implications for consumers

  • IU Health Arnett Hospital

    Krannert and Kelley business schools collaborating to help IU Health manage surge of Covid-19 patients

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    Faculty at two of Indiana’s leading business schools at Indiana and Purdue universities are collaborating on a project with IU Health to help the healthcare provider manage the COVID-19 demand surge in their 16 hospitals across five regions of the state. Pengyi Shi, assistant professor of supply chain and operations management at Krannert, led the patient-flow workload team.

    Full article: Krannert and Kelley business schools collaborating to help IU Health manage surge of Covid-19 patients

  • Advanced manufacturing auto assembly facility

    Sensors, robots and social distancing: What will factories look like in the post-pandemic era?

    Monday, April 27, 2020

    Manufacturing will look strikingly different in the post-pandemic era, says a Purdue University expert in supply chain and manufacturing management. “But we’re really bullish on the future of manufacturing,” said Ananth Iyer, senior associate dean in the Krannert School of Management and director of the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (DCMME). “We want manufacturers everywhere to come out swinging because that’s the only way the supply chain will ramp back up.”

    Full article: Sensors, robots and social distancing: What will factories look like in the post-pandemic era?

  • Hoosier Manufacturing Takes Hit; How Will it Rebound?

    Friday, April 17, 2020

    Indiana is a national manufacturing powerhouse, both in employment and output. But the COVID-19 pandemic is putting the brakes on the state's industrial prowess, according to Ananth Iyer, a professor of supply chain and operations at the Purdue University Krannert School of Management and director of the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises.

    Full article: Hoosier Manufacturing Takes Hit; How Will it Rebound?

  • Empty store shelves

    No, We’re Not Going to Run Out of Groceries

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    If empty shelves are now a fact of life, are food supply chains straining? Yes—but experts including Krannert professor Ananth Iyer say that, although there are a few signs of trouble, they’re still able to supply stores with plenty of food, and that they should soon adjust to the new normal

    Full article: No, We’re Not Going to Run Out of Groceries

  • Uncle Sam Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

    The workers feeding America

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Krannert professor Ananth Iyer says that food companies must adopt new policies to enforce social distancing at work, even if they're slightly less efficient. "I'm hopeful that a lot of the manufacturing side and the supply-chain side can be managed in such a way to protect the employees and continue to get the product out," Iyer says. "This needs to happen yesterday."

    Full article: The workers feeding America

  • Why there will soon be tons of toilet paper, and what food may be scarce, according to supply chain experts

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Stuck rationing toilet paper because you didn’t stockpile during the coronavirus panic over the last few days? Don’t worry, according to supply chain experts including Purdue's Ananth Iyer.

    Full article: Why there will soon be tons of toilet paper, and what food may be scarce, according to supply chain experts

  • goods loading in warehouse

    Empty shelves will soon be ‘a thing of the past,’ says grocery supply expert

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    To better understand the grocery supply chain and how stores are stocked, FERN turned to Dr. Ananth Iyer, a professor of supply chain management at Purdue University and director of the university’s Global Supply Chain Management Initiative.

    Full article: Empty shelves will soon be ‘a thing of the past,’ says grocery supply expert

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    Purdue professor urges calm, patience while shopping amid coronavirus pandemic

    Monday, March 16, 2020

    Ananth Iyer, a professor of supply chain management at Purdue University, says he understands that many shoppers are tense right now. Situations like this can lead to frustration at stores and “panic buying.”

    Full article: Purdue professor urges calm, patience while shopping amid coronavirus pandemic