Faculty note: Professors Gurtu and Kumar publication

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu (Supply Chain Management, Austin E. Cofrin School of Business) and Prof. Sampath Kumar (Marketing Management, Austin E. Cofrin School of Business) co-authored a paper, “Sustainability from Designers to Consumers” in the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, XLVII(1), pp 68-90. This paper presents a viewpoint that functions, other than supply chain management, have a bigger role in environmental sustainability. Marketing is used to lure consumers into replacing products as often as possible. Replacing products, which are in good working condition, results in an increase in carbon emissions. It is a waste of precious natural resources. This raises the question whether customers are aware of the environmental impact of their buying behavior and do they consider sustainability when making purchase decisions. Study results suggest that even though students do care about the environment, sustainability in buying decisions has a low priority.

Faculty note: Prof. Gurtu co-authors paper

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu (Supply Chain Management) co-authored a paper, “Selection of sustainable transport system: a case study.” This has been published in the Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal (Emerald Publishing) Limited. The purpose of this study is to emphasize that sustainable mobility will be the key to the survival of mankind in the 21st century.

Associate Prof. Gurtu named associate editor for international journal

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu (Chair, Business Administration and Supply Chain Management) had been selected as an associate editor of the International Journal of Systems Science: Operations & Logistics for his expertise in the area of inventory management. The journal is published by Talyor & Francis.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Gurtu and EMBI Director, Arendt, co-author paper

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu (Chair, Business Administration, and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management) and the Director of the Environmental Management and Business Institute, John Arendt, co-authored a paper, “Packaging, business, and society.” This has been published in the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. 

The objective of this paper is to present the impact of packaging material on sustainability. The article analyzes the size of the problem that arises from the use of packaging and the effect of various types of packaging material on waste management. The data on solid waste from the United States and the European Union reinforces that the problem is not only huge, but also requires immediate attention. The research found that paying attention to packaging has the potential to improve economic, environmental and social sustainability.

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu publishes article

UW-Green Bay Chair of Business Administration and Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu (Supply Chain Management), has published an article, “A Pioneering Approach to Reducing Fuel Cost and Carbon Emissions from Transportation,” in Transportation Journal. The purpose of this article is to present a unique approach to reducing fuel cost and emissions from transportation. The approach involves analyzing the potential for savings in fuel cost, engages shippers and transporters to bring greater transparency and optimizes the choice of vehicle and route. The suggested approach has resulted in a saving of 7.5 million gallons of diesel in transportation and reduced 76,910 metric tons of CO2 emissions for Whirlpool between 2007 and 2016 in the United States. This approach leads to the saving in fuel cost and a reduction in carbon emissions. The proposed methodology offers a mutually benefiting solution to supply chain management professionals in reducing their carbon footprint from transport activities while saving in transport cost.

Faculty note: Prof. Gurtu publication

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu (chair, Business Administration, and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management), recently had an article, “Potential of blockchain technology in supply chain management: a literature review,” published online in the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. The purpose of this paper is to review the existing literature on blockchain technology, present some trends and consider its potential value in supply chain management (SCM). The blockchain technology is rapidly making inroads in many industries and there is tremendous potential to eliminate intermediaries and to make SCM more efficient. This paper highlights the imperative role of blockchain technology that has created a discourse in the world of innovation and technology. This work will help academics to further the understanding of blockchain technology. Blockchain technology will provide transparency to consumers. See more.

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Amulya Gurtu publishes paper

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. (Supply Chain Management), Amulya Gurtu’s paper entitled, “Offshoring Decisions: A Comprehensive & Conceptual Framework” has been published in Operations and Supply Chain Management. This paper is co-authored with Ramesh Saxena, Ph.D., Professor of Accounting and Finance, The Business School, Humber College, Toronto, Canada, and Nilesh Sah, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance, Gary W. Rollins College of Business, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Citation: Gurtu, A., Saxena, R., & Sah, N. (2019). Offshoring Decisions: A Comprehensive & Conceptual Framework, Operations and Supply Chain Management, 12(3), 118-128. https://doi.org/10.31387/oscm0380236

APICS student chapter forming at UW-Green Bay

There’s a new student org in town! UW-Green Bay is now home to a new APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) student chapter, which is a student club involved in all aspects of supply chain management. All are welcome to join! Please contact club president Dylon Pokorny pokodb10@uwgb.edu or faculty/staff advisor Assistant Prof. Amulya Gurtu (Business Administration) gurtua@uwgb.edu for more information.

Faculty note: Prof. Gurtu gives presentation on supply chain disruptions

UW-Green Bay Assistant Professor, Amulya Gurtu (Supply Chain Management) gave a presentation on supply chain disruptions at a seminar sponsored by AON Risk Solutions, AGMonday, Nov. 12. The overview: “With longer and more complex supply chains facing new threats daily, business continuity is at high risk and the likelihood of business failures is increasing. ‘Disruption 2018’ was an open discussion among peers led by a panel of expert speakers on how to keep your business alive from disruption related to weather, reputational damage, trade, technology and political risks — with applications to small, medium and large businesses in all industries.”

Future UW-Marinette and UW-Green Bay student receives prestigious scholarship

Marinette High School senior and future UW-Green Bay student, Sam Boehm, was recognized with the Student Initiative Scholarship. Boehm will be attending UW-Marinette for the first two years, then is completing her degree in supply chain logistics at UW-Green Bay. ehextra.com has the story.