Professor Nasiry awarded SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Published: 18 April 2023

Congratulations to Javad Nasiry, Professor in Operations Management who was awarded a 2022-2023 SSHRC Insight Development Grant “Analytical Models for Electronics Waste Management”

SAQ to reduce refrigeration to lower emissions, but other operations emit more

Published: 23 March 2023

Quebecers who want to buy cold beer and wine may soon need to head to their local dépanneurs. The Societé des alcools du Québec (SAQ) plans to reduce the number of fridges in their stores from 2700...

New challenge drives awareness of the environmental impact of clothing

Published: 21 March 2023

We all need to wear clothing, but the environmental impact of purchasing clothing is significant, and a new initiative asks people to reflect on their own consumption. Participants in the New...

Companies must decarbonize supply chains to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and this can create risk for investors

Published: 22 February 2023

As part of their effort to reduce emissions, large companies like McDonald’s have announced cuts to emissions from their own operations and power supply. These are known as Scope 1 and Scope 2...

Managing Airfares Under Competition: Insights from a Field Experiment

Published: 6 January 2023

Authors: Maxime C. Cohen, Alexandre Jacquillat, Juan Camilo Serpa and Michael Benborhoum Publication: Management Science, Forthcoming

Clothing repairs and thrifting can help reduce the environmental footprint of the clothing you wear

Published: 21 December 2022

Clothing companies used to offer just a few collections each year. Today, fast fashion companies like H&M or Zara offer dozens. One way they accomplish this is by reducing the quality of their...

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

Published: 2 December 2022

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.

Excess inventory encourages steeper discounts in Black Friday sales

Published: 6 December 2022

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...

Constrained optimization of objective functions determined from random forests

Published: 14 November 2022

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

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