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Taxing waste could help make fashion more sustainable

Published: 16Jun2022

Reducing waste can help lower the environmental impact of any business, and Javad Nasiry believes that policy can help achieve this. The fashion industry is a major source of carbon emissions, and...

Excess inventory encourages steeper discounts in Black Friday sales

Published: 6Dec2022

2021 was an anti-climactic year for Black Friday sales. Global supply chains had been disrupted, inventory was very low, and demand was very high. So, retailers had little incentive to sell items...

Circular economy can help mitigate environmental impact of frenzied Black Friday shopping

Published: 2Dec2022

Black Friday offers cut-rate deals, but low prices can come with a high environmental cost. If shoppers don’t make choices wisely, their purchases could end up in the landfill....

Constrained optimization of objective functions determined from random forests

Published: 14Nov2022

Authors: Max Biggs, Rim Hariss and Georgia Perakis Publication: Production and Operations Management, Forthcoming First published online: September 2022 Abstract:

Professors Cohen, Khern-am-nuai awarded SSHRC Insight Grant

Published: 13Oct2022

Congratulations to Maxime Cohen, Professor in Retail and Operations Management and Warut Khern-am-nuai, Associate Professor in Information Systems who were awarded a 2022 SSHRC Insight Grant....

Retail power in distribution channels: A double-edged sword for upstream suppliers

Published: 26Sep2022

Authors: Yuhong He, Saibal Ray and Shuya Yin Publication: Production and Operations Management Volume 31, Issue 6, June 2022, Pages 2681 – 2694 Abstract:

Offering a signing bonus can help companies recruit new worker’s, but industry-wide worker shortages remain

Published: 25Aug2022

Canada’s trucking industry has a worker shortage, and competition for qualified drivers is high. The last-mile delivery company Sysco is offering truck drivers up to $30 an hour – with a $10,000...

Health data analytics can help improve access to health care

Published: 24Aug2022

Health questionnaires are time-consuming – for doctors and patients alike. “The digitalization of all of those questions would allow patients to do lot of work before visiting a physician,” says...

Clothing recycling programs do little to address fast fashion’s environmental impact

Published: 2Aug2022

Speed and variety. These are the pillars of the fast fashion model. Retailers like H&M and Zara seek to bring style to the masses by emulating the trends of Paris and Milan, but their model of...

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