Theory VS Practice – Academia’s dilemma

30.10.2017 By James R. Stock; Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Professor of Business & Economics; Distinguished University Professor and Frank Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing, Muma College of Business, University of South Florida   The adage, certainly not new, for academicians, has been “publish or perish.” Of course, that phrase is not literally true, but it can be […]

Poland and humanitarian aid – from beneficiary to donor

19.10.2017 By Dr Wojciech Piotrowicz, Associate Professor in Sustainable Supply Chains, Social Responsibility and Humanitarian Logistics   Poland, after economic transition, moved from being the beneficiary of the humanitarian aid to a donor country. However, as my recent interviews suggests the memory of assistance received from abroad years ago is still alive among generations, which […]

Kits: definition with an application to humanitarian logistics

2.10.2017 By Alain Vaillancourt, Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Coventry university What kits are Bozer and McGinnis define kits as “a specific collection of components and/or subassemblies that together (i.e., in the same container) support one or more assembly operations for a given product or “shop order.”” (Bozer & McGinnis, 1992). In the […]