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Ask The Expert: How Will The COVID-19 Vaccines Get From Factories To Pharmacies?

Friday, December 4, 2020
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MSU’s Bahar Aliakbarian, associate professor of supply chain management at Michigan State University, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between editors and academics that provides informed…

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Ask The Expert: Seasonal Economics Of Food During A Pandemic

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
boxes of food piled up

Michigan State University’s Trey Malone answers questions about the economics of food in the coming months and how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect typical seasonal patterns. Malone is an assistant…

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Ask The Expert: What’s In Store For Retailers During A Pandemic Holiday Season?

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Image of woman wearing a mask while shopping in a boutique.

While autumn may have just begun, retailers are already hard at work to prepare for the holiday season — especially with the added complications of a global pandemic….

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Pandemic Driven Changes to the Supply Chain

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
boxes of food piled up

Hidden vulnerabilities in the global supply chain are now in clear view due to the global health crisis. In response, companies have started reevaluating the supply chain to…

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Better Planning Could Save Millions in Health Care Costs

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
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Nearly 30% of the $3.6 trillion spent on health care costs in the United States is wasted. New research from Michigan State University and Rutgers University reveals the…

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Talluri Named Decision Sciences Institute Fellow

Monday, December 9, 2019
The Eli Broad College of Business building

Sri Talluri, Hoagland Metzler Endowed Professor and professor of supply chain management in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, was honored and designated as a Fellow by…

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Business and Forestry Researchers Partner to Create Sweet Revenue

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
cherries in boxes

Bahar Aliakbarian, research leader at the Axia Institute and fixed-term faculty in MSU’s Broad College supply chain management department, was recently awarded a grant from the Michigan Translational Research and…

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MSU Conservation and Business Researchers Partner To Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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Faculty from Michigan State University will join forces and combine wildlife trafficking and supply chain management expertise to reduce global crime with far-reaching impacts. The team will combine…

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Broad College Student Receives Richter Scholarship

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Kathie Lee Receives Richter Scholarship

The R. Gene Richter Scholarship is awarded to select undergraduates across the country each year and in 2019, just six received the honor. Kathie Lee, a supply chain…

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MSU Research Center in the Fight Against Phony Pharmaceuticals

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Pharmaceutical drugs in supply chain

Faculty from Michigan State University play an instrumental role in ensuring the pharmaceutical drugs we take are delivered through a safe supply chain. New federal rules require companies…

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