UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu (Supply Chain Management) had a peer-reviewed article published. The paper titled “Supply Chain Risk Management: Literature Review” is published in RISKS, Volume 9, Issue 1; doi:10.3390/risks9010016. This study aims to analyze the risk associate with global supply chains and how to mitigate them. This paper is co-authored with Prof. Jestin Johny (India).
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu (Supply Chain Management) had a peer-reviewed article published (online pre-print). The paper titled “Emissions in different stages of economic development in nations” is published in Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (Emerald). The purpose of this study is to analyze country-wise energy consumption, sources of emissions, and how it gets impacted by their socioeconomic development and provides a framework for integrated climate and development policy. This paper is co-authored with Associate Prof. Anandajit Goswami (India).
UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu of Supply Chain Management co-authored a paper, “A Template For Long-Range Energy Planning With Environmental Considerations For Developing Countries: A Case Study.” This article has been published in Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly (Vol. 69, No. 1). The purpose of this study is to emphasize the need for sustainable development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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