operations management

Mass vaccination possible for Canada despite supply shortage

Published: 22Feb2021

As Canada struggles with a shortage of vaccine doses, Professor Saibal Ray says the government has an opportunity to get a mass vaccination plan in place by the time the supply chain stabilizes....

Pfizer delay causing vaccine shortage in Quebec

Published: 21Jan2021

Quebec will receive only half of the expected Pfizer-BioNtech vaccines by February 8th due to strategy adjustments made by production facilities in Europe. Accelerated vaccine deliveries are...

Crowdshipping could be answer to delivery delays as e-commerce soars

Published: 13Jan2021

The sharp rise in e-commerce during the COVID-19 pandemic has strained the ability of Canada Post and private couriers alike to keep up with demand.

Logistical challenges stand in the way of COVID-19 vaccine

Published: 11Dec2020

Professor Saibal Ray, Academic Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, describes the daunting complexity involved in ramping up the first round of COVID-19 vaccine production. From...

Inventory in Times of War

Published: 13Nov2020

Authors: A. Jola-Sanchez, A. Pedraza Martinez and Juan Camilo SerpaPublication: Management Science, ForthcomingAbstract:...

COVID-19 pandemic spurs growth in data analytics and business intelligence

Published: 12Nov2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, companies are relying more heavily than ever on data analytics and business intelligence applications to weather the storm. Led by Professor Juan Serpa, a student...

Maxime Cohen appointed Associate Editor of Management Science

Published: 30Oct2020

Maxime Cohen, Associate Professor of Retail Management and Operations Management, was recently appointed Associate Editor of Management Science

Desautels professors celebrated for their teaching excellence

Published: 2Jul2020

Congratulations to Sebastien Betermier, Professor of Finance, and Wei Qi, Professor of Operations Management, who were honoured at McGill’s Management Convocation ceremony for their excellence in...

Preparing case studies for today’s learners

Published: 23Jun2020

In business schools, operations management (OM) and analytics courses often use case studies to drive student learning. While OM cases have traditionally focused on applications in production and...

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