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Why retailers sell generic brand items, despite low sales

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Search ‘women’s tops’ on Amazon, and the online retail giant will yield more than 100,000 results. Some of the brands will likely be familiar – Nike, Hanes, Calvin Klein – but there are also a number of

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Untangling the knots in the supply chain

Disruptions in the supply chain have impacted consumers’ ability to get a wide range of products, from couches to milk. Asoo Vakharia, the McClatchy professor and director of the Supply Chain Management Center, explains what’s happening, what consumers can do

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DeSantis calls on cargo ships to divert to Fla. as businesses feel supply chain pains

McClatchy Professor and Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management Asoo Vakharia says that plan could work but it is not as simple as diverting ships to a different port. Read more of what Vakharia had to say in

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The latest innovative ideas from Warrington

Over the 2020-2021 academic year, Warrington College of Business faculty members reminded us why they’re some of the best in the world, despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic. From producing hundreds of new research papers, to teaching countless

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The pandemic brings supply chains out of the shadows and CSCOs into the spotlight

McClatchy Professor and Director of the Supply Chain Management Center Asoo Vakharia lends his expertise to this story about C-suites and boardrooms recognizing how crucial the supply chain function is, which provides an opportunity for chief supply chain officers (CSCOs)

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Selling through Social Networks: Impact of Social Ties and Product Characteristics

Since 72% of Instagram users make purchase decisions after seeing something on Instagram and over 40% of respondents in a recent survey made online purchase after seeing it used by an influencer on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Vine

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Understanding the COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The current COVID-19 Vaccine US Supply Chain can be separated into two segments, each within the control of distinct decision makers.  A schematic representation of the supply chain controlled by the Federal government is: The U.S. Department of Health &

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Research Roundup: Innovative ideas from Warrington in 2019-2020

Over the 2019-2020 academic year, Warrington College of Business faculty members reminded us why they’re some of the best in the world. From producing hundreds of new research papers, to teaching countless students the fundamentals of business, to writing or

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New research highlights the impact of product substitutability on retailer and manufacturer profits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For most people, a trip to the grocery store is a fairly simple errand. Some create lists while others rely on their memory for the items they need. But how does a customer choose among multiple items

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The COVID-19 pandemic and supply chains

Empty shelves. Lately, you see them every time you go to the grocery store. Essential items are missing while grocery stores struggle to keep up with demand. Dr. Asoo Vakharia, McClatchy Professor and Director, Supply Chain Management Center in the