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U.S. Meat Market Performance During the COVID-19 Era

Share Letter: U.S. Meat Market Performance During the COVID-19 Era May 9, 2022 | Letters Author: Nicole Olynk Widmar, Associate Head and Professor, Purdue University, Department of Agricultural Economics U.S. meat markets got quite the spotlight during the...



A Reflection on Supply Chain Management: Today’s Big Headline

A Reflection on Supply Chain Management: Today’s Big Headline Author: Bobby J. Martens, Associate Professor & Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Endowed Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Iowa State University  Supply chain management (SCM) exploded...



Knock it Off With all the “Normal” Talk

Share Letter: Knock it Off With all the “Normal” Talk October 18, 2021 | Letters Author: Nicole Olynk Widmar, Associate Head and Professor, Purdue University, Department of Agricultural Economics Are we returning to normal? Is this price response/change normal?...



Opportunities in the Fresh Produce Supply Chain

We watched as 2020 unleashed volatility on our food and agribusiness supply chains. In the fresh produce supply chain, disruptions impacted the seed industry, growers, shippers, wholesalers and retailers. While consumer behaviors and preferences also shifted during...






Opportunities in Sustainability

Article How do supermarkets and discounters communicate about sustainability? A comparative analysis of sustainability reports and in-store communication by Saber, M. and A. Weber. Journal International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management,...



Value Chain Evolution Through Data Usage

Author: Dr. Brady Brewer, Assistant Professor The agricultural sector is highly competitive. At every level of the value chain, participants compete for market share, cost advantages or any other strategic advantage. With advancements in technology, customer...



Creating Value Through Blockchain Technology

As we navigate a world of constant advancement and disruption, could the phenomenon that is blockchain technology be the next innovation that could truly drive efficiencies—and much more—in the food supply chain? Recently, the Purdue University Center for Food and...



Revolutionizing Drone Imagery

 At the touch of a button, a farmer downloads an application to their phone. They open the app, and with another touch of a button, they’ve just ordered drone imagery that will cut costs, reduce chemical waste and precisely spray only the acres necessary in the...



Creating a Sustainable Supply Chain

Journal Authors: Stuart Orr and Akshay Jadhav Journal: Creating a sustainable supply chain: the strategic foundation, Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 39 Issue: 6, pp.29-35, https://doi.org/10.1108/JBS-11-2017-0157 (2018) Reviewer Dr. Allan Gray, Executive Director...