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November 3, 2022

Product Q&A Forums Hold a Lot of Promise. Here’s How to Make Them Work.

The key to these online communities, where users can ask and answer questions, is how many questions get useful answers.

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September 6, 2022

The Thorny Challenge of Measuring Success in “Systems-of-Care” Networks

These networks, which help direct people to the medical and social services they need, must tread carefully in choosing which metrics to use in decision-making.

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June 18, 2021

Looking to Further Digitize Your Operations? This Tool Can Help.

There’s no single solution or easy answer. But you can use this framework to audit your efforts and figure out your next move.

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May 3, 2021

How the Pandemic Will (and Won’t) Change Companies’ Operations

From stocking grocery store shelves to pricing plane tickets, here’s what to expect.

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April 1, 2021

One Healthcare System’s Race to Distribute the COVID-19 Vaccine

A chief medical officer and a supply-chain expert discuss the nuances of the rollout.

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March 1, 2021

2 Ways to Improve Rideshares for Drivers and Customers

Research suggests there are ways to reduce costs and emissions, as well as help customers get picked up more quickly.

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January 4, 2021

Are “Menu Costs” Messing Up Your Supply Chain?

When it’s cheaper to change product prices, companies benefit—and so do their suppliers, new research shows.

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November 9, 2020

One Way to Create Better Workplace Incentives and Protocols: Codesign Them with Your Employees

New practices are more likely to be embraced if they aren’t dictated from the top.

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August 5, 2020

From PPE to Denim and Beer, Here’s What the Pandemic Is Teaching Us about Supply Chains

Five lessons from Kellogg Professor Marty Lariviere.

Certain kinds of projects benefit from hands-on, in-person collaboration.
May 15, 2020

Having a Far-Flung Supply Chain May Lead to More Product Defects

When firms have to collaborate over long distances, the final product suffers.

supply chains stretch across the globe
March 23, 2020

The Coronavirus Has Upended Supply Chains. Here’s How Companies Can Prepare for the Next Disruption.

There are strategies that both large and small companies can implement to make their manufacturing more agile.

Short-term delivery contracts are making transportation an increasingly flexible resource.
February 3, 2020

As Supply Chains Move Faster, Businesses Have an Opportunity to Cut Shipping Costs

How companies can make the most out of information gleaned during the delivery window.

A new study reveals how doctors spend their time in teaching versus nonteaching hospitals.
January 2, 2020

Do Doctors Who Supervise Residents Spend Less Time with Patients?

Data from two ERs suggest that patients at teaching hospitals aren’t losing out on face time with senior physicians.

A food inspector checks a restaurant for violations
January 2, 2020

How a Change to Food Inspectors’ Schedules Can Make Our Food Safer

Yes, they try to be objective. But seemingly small quirks in their schedules can affect their judgement.

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December 2, 2019

A Simple Way to Make Your Customers More Satisfied with Their Deliveries

Hint: It comes down to when you send status updates.

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July 5, 2019

Take 5: How to Increase Your Office's Productivity

Research-backed tips for improving workflows and discouraging slacking.

A call center employee talks to customers.
March 4, 2019

Why First Come, First Served Isn’t Always the Best Approach to Customer Service

Is it time to give impatient people their own line?

A programmer writes code while a colleague looks on, taking notes.
February 4, 2019

What’s the Best Way to Learn a New Skill—by Doing or by Viewing?

An analysis of eBay coders shows that studying a colleague’s work can pay off. Just be careful whose shoulder you’re looking over.

January 3, 2019

There’s a Better Way to Manage Your Inventory

Using data from a drug-store chain, a new model finds opportunities to prevent shortages and boost profits.

Arrivals board at the airport.
November 6, 2018

Attention Passengers: Your Next Flight Will Likely Arrive Early. Here’s Why.

The reason has less to do with planes and airport logistics than a strategic move by airlines.

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