Faculty note: Prof. Gurtu has trucking/logistics article published in International Journal

UW-Green Bay, Chair-Business Administration, and Associate Professor Amulya Gurtu (Supply Chain Management) has a peer-reviewed article that recently published. The paper titled “Truck Transport Industry in the USA: Challenges and Likely Disruptions” is published in the International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management.

This study presents challenges and likely disruptive changes in the US trucking/logistics industry in the next decade and how these challenges and disruption might affect supply chain management, logistics management, and truck transport industries in the USA. This is a qualitative study based on interviews with senior executives from big transport organizations. The shortage of drivers and capacity constraints precipitated to be the main challenges, and blockchain technology is likely to be a disruptive technology. There seems to be a consensus among the executives interviewed on the use of fully autonomous Class-8 trucks (semi) on highways and city roads that it is too far in the future.

Faculty note: Prof. Gurtu publication

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Amulya Gurtu (Supply Chain Management) had a peer-reviewed article published. The paper titled “Optimization of Inventory Holding Cost Due to Price, Weight, and Volume of Items” is published in Journal of Risk and Financial Management, Volume 14, Issue 2, page 65; https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm14020065. The study suggests that inventory holding cost should be determined at the SKU (item) level instead of using a single cost of inventory for all the items in organizations that have high variations in price per unit weight ($/lb) and price per unit volume ($/cu. ft.) in a warehouse. The paper is available, here.

Prof. Amulya Gurtu had a peer-reviewed article published

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).

Faculty note: Prof. Gurtu has peer-reviewed article

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).

Faculty note: Prof. Gurtu publication

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.

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.