One year later, COVID-19 still disrupting supply and demand

Published: 18 March 2021

According to Professor Saibal Ray, most companies were ill-prepared to deal with the surging demand for essential goods after the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020....

Mass vaccination possible for Canada despite supply shortage

Published: 22 February 2021

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: 21 January 2021

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: 13 January 2021

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: 11 December 2020

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: 13 November 2020

Authors: Andres F. Jola-Sanchez and Juan Camilo SerpaPublication: Management Science, 67(10):6457-6479Abstract:...

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

Published: 12 November 2020

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: 30 October 2020

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: 2 July 2020

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...


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