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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 of the same type offered in a store? For example, if you’re looking to buy Greek yogurt, there are currently more than 10 brands choices available. For other items on your list, say raisin bran cereal, there are far less

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 Warrington College of Business discusses challenges faced by supply chains during a pandemic and how businesses are doing their best to keep shelves stocked. Q: How taxing can a pandemic like COVID-19 be on the supply chain? Vakharia: The pandemic

Vakharia recognized as Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society

Dr. Asoo Vakharia, McClatchy Professor and Director of the Supply Chain Management Center at the Warrington College of Business, was recently recognized as Fellow of the Production & Operations Management Society (POMS). He joins a group of 38 distinguished faculty recognized as POMS Fellows in the organization’s 25+ year history. The designation as a POMS Fellow is the most prestigious honor awarded by the Society and is given for life. It is intended to recognize POMS members who have made exceptional intellectual contributions to

Information systems scholar receives distinguished service award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – McClatchy Professor Dr. Asoo Vakharia received the 2016 Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award from Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) at the organization’s annual meeting Nov. 19-22 in Austin, Texas. The award is named in honor and memory of Dennis E. Grawoig, the Institute’s founder, first president, and executive director.  The recipient is selected based on exemplary service to the Institute over a significant number of years. Fewer than 50 members have received the award in the Institute’s 45-year history. Dr. Vakharia, who is also

Vakharia appointed Department Editor of leading journal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Asoo J. Vakharia, McClatchy Professor and Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, has been appointed as a Department Editor of Production & Operations Management. He previously served as a Senior Editor for the journal. Dr. Vakharia, who begins his new role this month, will lead POM’s Information Systems Interface Department joining fellow Department Editor Dr. Subodha Kumar of Texas A&M’s Mays School of Business. Production

Vakharia elected President-elect of POMS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Asoo J. Vakharia, McClatchy Professor and Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the Warrington College of Business Administration, was elected as the President-elect of the Production & Operations Management Society (POMS). He will serve on the POMS Board for 2014-2017 and as President for 2015-2016. POMS is an international professional organization comprised of academics and practitioners in the field of Production and Operations Management.

Vakharia selected as Decision Sciences Institute Fellow

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Asoo Vakharia, McClatchy Professor and Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management at the Warrington College of Business Administration, has been selected as a Fellow by the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI). Fellows of the Institute are recognized for their exceptional career contributions to the decision sciences disciplines in research, scholarship, teaching, and service accomplishments. Selection as a DSI Fellow is the highest honor the institute bestows on scholars in the decision sciences. Dr. Vakharia is

Vakharia appointed Editor of Decision Sciences Journal

Gainesville, Fla. – Asoo J. Vakharia, Beall Professor of Supply Chain Management has been appointed Editor of the Decision Sciences Journal (DSJ). DSJ, the premier journal of the Decision Sciences Institute, publishes scholarly research on contemporary strategic and tactical decision problems that are inter-organizational, group-based, and/or technology-enabled. According to the 2008 ISI and Thompson Reuters Journal Citation Report for management journals, DSJ has an impact factor equivalent, and in some cases superior, to the leading journals in Information Systems &