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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.
Chaithanya Bandi, Eojin Han and Omid Nohadani
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.
Dennis J. Zhang, Yuval Salant and Jan A. Van Mieghem
October 4, 2018
A Counterintuitive Way to Keep Shelves Stocked and Prices Down
New research suggests how to improve supply-chain efficiency and avoid “inventory runs.”
Robert L. Bray, Yuliang Yao, Yongrui Duan and Jiazhen Huo
September 5, 2018
Here’s a Better Way to Schedule Surgeries
A new tool could drive savings of 20 percent while still keeping surgeons happy.
Chaithanya Bandi and Diwakar Gupta
July 3, 2018
How “Speed Factories” Help Companies Adapt to Capricious Consumers
For certain trendy products, these local but expensive plants can be a smart investment.
Robert Boute, Stephen M. Disney and Jan A. Van Mieghem
September 6, 2017
Want to Improve Your Sales Forecast? Check Your Company’s Facebook Feed.
Social media data can help predict consumer demand.
Ruomeng Cui, Santiago Gallino, Antonio Moreno-Garcia and Dennis J. Zhang
September 1, 2017
To Get the Most from Data Analytics, Reward Intellectual Curiosity Across Your Company
Don’t relegate big data to sales and marketing. Let it permeate the culture.
July 10, 2017
How Much Does It Cost to Manufacture Overseas Versus at Home?
A new tool helps companies calculate whether to offshore, manufacture locally, or dual source.
Robert Boute and Jan A. Van Mieghem
June 6, 2017
What Makes an Online Flash Sale Successful?
When ratings and reviews aren’t enough, showing that a deal is popular can convince others to buy.
Ruomeng Cui, Dennis J. Zhang and Achal Bassamboo
March 10, 2017
How to Predict Demand for Your New Product
Relying on manager expertise and market research may not be enough.
Kejia Hu, Jason Acimovic, Francisco Erize, Doug Thomas and Jan A. Van Mieghem
February 2, 2017
What Volkswagen's Emissions Scandal Can Teach Us about Why Companies Cheat
Tighter standards may backfire in industries with fierce competition.
Kejia Hu and Sunil Chopra
December 2, 2016
From Long Checkout Lines to Departure Gate Chaos, Can Companies Reduce Holiday Hassles?
An operations professor explores better ways to form queues, ride escalators, and deliver packages.
December 2, 2016
Is There a Better Way to Allocate Organs to Transplant Patients?
Two ideas for changing a system where people linger on waitlists while kidneys spoil.
Chaithanya Bandi, Nikolaos Trichakis, Phebe Vayanos and James Schummer
September 9, 2016
How Offering a Ship-to-Store Option Comes at a Cost
It delights customers, but managing inventory becomes more complicated.
Santiago Gallino, Antonio Moreno-Garcia and Ioannis Stamatopoulos
July 1, 2016
Can Going Big on Eco-friendly Practices Really Pay Off?
The case for doing even more than swapping out lightbulbs.
Sunil Chopra and Pei-Ju Wu
June 20, 2016
How Open Data Is Changing Chicago
A Q&A with Chicago’s chief data officer about the power of big data.
Achal Bassamboo and Tom Schenk
April 7, 2016
Video: To Build Trust with Customers, Show That You Are in It for the Long Haul
A researcher and a trusted CEO share tips to boost loyalty.
Niko Matouschek and Larry Rosen
January 4, 2016
Going Green Can Be Good for the Bottom Line
Sustainable operations and greater growth can go hand in hand.
December 7, 2015
A Gentle Nudge Can Increase Participation in MOOCs
Reminders to collaborate benefit students in massive open online courses.
Dennis J. Zhang, Gad Allon and Jan A. Van Mieghem
November 2, 2015
When Retail Prices Cross the Line
Manufacturers should be strategic in enforcing minimum advertised price policies.
Ayelet Israeli, Eric T. Anderson and Anne T. Coughlan
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