COVID-19 Supply Chain Resources

Supply chain disruption is a major factor right now in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The customer demand for certain products, and lack of others, is greatly impacting the global economy, from lead times at factories in China to the distribution of consumer goods. Not to mention the impact to hospitals with a surge of patients and lack of necessary resources. Understanding how this risk exposure and long-term supply chain disruption impacts society and supply chain recovery can help policymakers and supply chain leaders make better decisions. All INFORMS journal articles in this collection are free access to the public.  

A collection of research, editorials, interviews, and other information featuring INFORMS thought leaders and their contributions to the public's understanding of the current coronavirus pandemic. 

Listed in reverse chronological order

Supply Chain Peer-Reviewed Scientific Research

Communication-Constrained Expansion Planning for Resilient Distribution Systems
INFORMS Journal on Computing
Journal article
April 16, 2020

Rushed Innovation: Evidence from Drug Licensing
Management Science
Journal article
April 8, 2020

Surge Capacity Deployment in Hospitals: Effectiveness of Response and Mitigation Strategies
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Journal article
March 25, 2020

Allocation of Intensive Care Unit Beds in Periods of High Demand
Operations Research
Journal article
February 10, 2020

A Segment-Based Formulation and a Matheuristic for the Humanitarian Pickup and Distribution Problem
Transportation Science
Journal Article
August 26, 2019

Planning for Overtime: The Value of Shift Extensions in Physician Scheduling
INFORMS Journal on Computing
Journal Article
June 19, 2019

A Logic-Based Benders Approach to Home Healthcare Delivery
Transportation Science
Journal Article
February 1, 2019

Spatial Resource Allocation for Emerging Epidemics: A Comparison of Greedy, Myopic, and Dynamic Policies
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Journal Article
April 20, 2018

Contracting for On-Time Delivery in the U.S. Influenza Supply Chain
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Journal Article
March 30, 2016

Modeling Influenza Pandemic and Planning Food Distribution
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Journal Article
October 31, 2013 

Multiregional Dynamic Vaccine Allocation During an Influenza Epidemic
Service Science
Journal Article
June 12, 2013

Selfish Drug Allocation for Containing an International Influenza Pandemic at the Onset
Operations Research
Journal Article
December 1, 2009

Supply Chain Coordination and Influenza Vaccination
Operations Research
Journal Article
December 1, 2008

Optimal Control of a Birth and Death Epidemic Process
Operations Research
Journal Article
October 1, 1981

Multimedia Resources

Expert: Hospitals Should Prepare for Pent-Up Demand from Non-COVID-19 Patients   
Online: Fierce Healthcare
Tinglong Dai 
June 1, 2020

As Postponed Surgeries Resume, Can U.S. Hospitals Handle the Strain?   
Online: US News & World Report
Tinglong Dai 
June 1, 2020

Fixing our Broken Medical Supply Chains   
Online: Future of Sourcing
Pinar Keskinocak & Julie Swann 
May 27, 2020

Needed: A PPE Industrial Commons   
Online: EE Times
Tinglong Dai & Chris Tang 
May 27, 2020

Analysis: Of Supply Chains, Contracts & Businesses that Pivot  
Online: Bloomberg Law
David Simchi-Levi 
May 18, 2020

Coronavirus Impacts Pharmaceutical Supply Chain 
Online: Strategic Sourceror
Pinar Keskinocak
May 15, 2020

Restarting Supply Chain After the Pandemic 
Online: Supply Chain Brain
David Simchi-Levi 
May 15, 2020

Dozens of Coronavirus Drugs are I Development -- What Happens Next
Online: Nature
David Simchi-Levi & Stephen Chick 
May 14, 2020

Organic Chicken Business Falters in Pandemic
Online: E&E News
Anna Nagurney
May 13, 2020

Where Does Your Supply Chain Stand on the Spectrum? Take this Survey to Find Out
Online: DC Velocity
David Simchi-Levi
May 13, 2020

Want to Stop Consumer Hoarding in Times of Crisis? New Research may Provide the Answer
Online: The Fox Magazine
Andrew Ching & Matthew Osbourne
May 12, 2020

As Georgia Lifts Restrictions, its Hospitals are not Ready for a COVID-19 Surge
Online: NPR
Pinar Keskinocak
May 12, 2020

As Georgia Reopens, its Intensive-Care Beds are Largely Full
Online: Center for Public Integrity
Pinar Keskinocak                                                                                                                                                                                                               May 12, 2020

Krannert and Kelley Business Schools Collaborating to Help IU Health Manage Surge of COVID-19 Patients 
University Press: Purdue University 
Journal Operations Research  
May 11, 2020

Will Coronavirus Disruptions Prompt a New Focus on Supply Chain Risk and Resiliency for Business? 
University Press: University of Cambridge 
Anne Robinson, Sytske Wijnsma, Feryal Erhun 
May 11, 2020

Krannert and Kelley Business Schools Collaborating to Help IU Health Manage Surge of Covid-19 Patients 
Online: Press Release Point
INFORMS Health Application Society 
May 11, 2020

Supply Chain Under the Microscope 
Radio: AG News 890AM
Anna Nagurney 
May 7, 2020

In Mass., Stop & Shop, Wegmans, Costco Limit Meat Sales Ahead of Expected Shortage 
Online: NBC Boston
Anna Nagurney 
May 6, 2020

How will COVID-19 Impact Freight Budgets? And a Stress Test 
Online: DC Velocity
David Simchi-Levi 
May 6, 2020

States Could Save Lives by Sharing Ventilators with Each Other 
Online: Chicago Booth Review
Dan Adelman 
May 6, 2020

The Coronavirus Impact on Global Supply Chains
Radio: WAMU
Ravi Anupindi
May 5, 2020

'Farmers Time to Shine:' Meat Shortages Drive Consumers to Buy Local
TV: NBC Boston
Anna Nagurney
May 5, 2020

Crop Input Supply Chain Shows Resiliency Amid Coronavirus
Online: AgriBusiness Global
Tinglong Dai
April 28, 2020

We Need a Stress Test for Critical Supply Chains
Online: Harvard Business Review
David Simchi-Levi
April 28, 2020

6 Coronavirus Insights from MIT Sloan Management Review
University Press: MIT Sloan School of Management
David Simchi-Levi
April 27, 2020

As America Stays Home, Deliveries Have Struggled to Keep Up. Here's How the Distribution Network Could Change in Chicago and Beyond
Online: The Chicago Tribune
Tinglong Dai
April 27, 2020

The Algorithms Big Companies Use to Manage Their Supply Chains don't Work During Pandemics
Online: The Verge
David Simchi-Levi & Anna Nagurney
April 27, 2020

Are you Ready for the New Supply Chain
Online: 3D Printing Industry
David Simchi-Levi
April 27, 2020

U.S. Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Unprepared for COVID-19
Online: Healio
Pinar Keskinocak & Evren Ozkaya
April 27, 2020

Looking for Pampers and Huggies? Diapers and Wipes Return to Store Shelves as COVID-19 Shortages Ease
Online: Des Moines Register
Anna Nagurney
April 27, 2020

Can the West Actually Ditch China? 
Online: The Atlantic
David Simchi-Levi
April 24, 2020

Here's How the Coronavirus Could Change Supply Chain
Online: Share America
David Simchi-Levi
April 23, 2020

Coronavirus: End of the Global Supply Chain?  
Online: BBC
David Simchi-Levi
April 22, 2020

How US Supply Chains can Improve Operations Post-Pandemic  
Online: Focus Technica
Tinglong Dai
April 21, 2020

Food Companies Make Tough Shift to Supply Grocers as COVID-19 Closes Restaurants  
Online: S&P Global
Tinglong Dai
April 21, 2020

How US Supply Chains Can Improve Operations Post-Pandemic  
Online: Tech Republic
Tinglong Dai
April 21, 2020

Pandemic Response Holds Lessons to Combat Future Supply Chain Disruptions  
Online: San Antonio Business Journal   
Prasad Padmanabhan
April 20, 2020

Engineers Offer DIY Solutions to Coronavirus Equipment Shortages  
Online: Scientific American  
Julie Swann
April 20, 2020

Coronavirus Business Closures Unmask Global Supply Chain Defects  
Online: Investor's Business Daily  
David Simchi-Levi
April 17, 2020

The Post-Recovery Outlook will be Progressive, and will Entail a lot of Back and Forth, says Tinglong Dai  
Online: After Market News  
Tinglong Dai
April 16, 2020

JAIC's New Project Salus Links Up Supply Chain Data in Fight Against Coronavirus 
Online: Fedscoop
April 15, 2020

How COVID-19 is Wreaking Havoc on our Ability to Make Things -- Including Vaccines 
Online: Fivethirtyeight
Julie Swann
April 15, 2020

Dual Supply Chains: How the Pandemic is Creating an Artificial Food Shortage 
TV: FOX 5  
Ramesh Bollapragada
April 14, 2020

The Industry Says We Have Enough Food. Here's Why Some Store Shelves are Empty Anyway 
Online: The Washington Post  
Karen Simolitz
April 14, 2020

Desperate for Supplies: Some Hospitals Turn to 'Gray Market' 
Online: Atlanta Journal Constitution  
Sridhar Tayur
April 14, 2020

Dual Supply Chains: How the Pandemic is Creating an Artificial Food Shortage 
TV: FOX KTVU  
Ramesh Bollapragada
April 14, 2020

US Food Supply Chain is Strained as Virus Spreads 
Online: The New York Times  
Karan Girotra
April 13, 2020

Three Scenarios to Guide Your Global Supply Chain Recovery 
University Press: MIT Sloan Management Review  
David Simchi-Levi
April 13, 2020

Coronavirus: New York Hospital Compelled to Make Use of One Ventilator on Two Sufferers 
Online: Global News Hut  
Julie Swann
April 12, 2020

Domestic Manufacturing is Critical to Maintaining Emergency Supplies 
Online: Barrons  
Chris Tang
April 10, 2020

Today's Supply Chain Challenges Require New Solutions 
Online: Analytics Magazine  
Anand Pandey & Gloria Quintanilla
April 10, 2020

Covid-19 and the Supply Chain 
University Press: University of Massachusetts Amherst  
Anna Nagurney
April 9, 2020

From Pandemic Disruption to Global Supply Chain Recovery
Online: INFORMS Southeastern Michigan Chapter 
David Simchi-Levi
April 8, 2020

Seton Hall University Q&A on Covid-19 and the Supply Chain
Online: Global Cold Chain News 
Penina Orenstein
April 8, 2020

"This is Not Working"
Online: UCLA Anderson School of Management
Christopher Tang 
April 7, 2020

Why is there still a Coronavirus Test Kit Shortage in the US?
Online: Yahoo! Finance
Mark Daskin & Emily Tucker
April 7, 2020

Researchers Study Panic Shopping, Hoarding in Times of Crisis
Online: Arizona Daily Independent
Andrew Ching & Matthew Osbourne
April 4, 2020

New Research May Help Prevent Panic Buying in the Future
Online: Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Andrew Ching & Matthew Osbourne
April 2, 2020

How to Interpret Coronavirus News in Light of False Negatives
Online: Analytics Magazine
Eva Regnier
April 2, 2020

Food Supply
Blog: Ample
Sridhar Tayur
April 2, 2020

Metro Detroit Hospitals Overwhelmed with Crush of Coronavirus Patients, Lack of Supplies
Online: Detroit Metro Times
Pinar Keskinocak
April 1, 2020

Hospitals, State Scramble to Prepare for Coronavirus Surge
Online: Government Technology
Pinar Keskinocak
April 1, 2020

Hospitals, State Scramble to Prepare for Coronavirus Surge
Online: Atlanta Journal Constitution
Pinar Keskinocak
April 1, 2020

What Supply Chains Players are Learning from the Pandemic
Online: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Sridhar Tayur
March 31, 2020

Why Coronavirus Probably Won't Force American Grocers to Run Out of Food
TV: CNBC
Karan Girotra
March 31, 2020

Competing Covid-19 Objectives
Online: Analytics Magazine
Ken Fordyce
March 31, 2020

Smart (Ops) Manufacturing!
Online: My Ample Life
Sridhar Tayur
March 30, 2020

Why People are Panic Buying During the Covid-19 Outbreak
Online: The Ladders
March 28, 2020

Medical Supply Chains are Fragile in the Best of Times and Covid-19 Will Test Their Strength
Online: Fairfield Citizen
Emily Tucker
March 25, 2020

Supply Chain Outlook: The Timing of the Slowdown
University Press: MIT News
David Simchi-Levi
March 25, 2020

Medical Supply Chains Are Fragile in the Best of Times and Covid-19 will Test Their Strength 
University Press: University of Michigan
March 25, 2020

How is COVID-19 Impacting Organ Transplants?
Online: Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry
Sridhar Tayur
March 25, 2020

This Would Be a Really Great Moment for Food Delivery Robots
Online: Slate
Tinglong Dai
March 25, 2020

The Science of Panic Buying and How to Stop It
Online: Psychology Today
March 25, 2020

Will Latin American See More Supply Chain Disruption?
Online: The Dialogue
Tinglong Dai
March 25, 2020

Medical Supply Chains are Fragile in the Best of Times and COVID-19 will Test Their Strength
Online: The Conversation
Mark Daskin & Emily Tucker
March 25, 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on Supply Chains
Online: Ameritrade Network
Pinar Keskinocak
March 25, 2020

The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Stressed Blood Supply Chain
Online: Analytics Magazine
Anna Nagurney 
March 24, 2020

Supply Chains Show Resiliency Amid Coronavirus
Online: AgriBusiness Global
Tinglong Dai
March 24, 2020

How Maryland Hospitals Are Dashing to Meet the Call for 6,000 'New' Beds for Coronavirus Surge
Online: The Baltimore Sun
Tinglong Dai
March 23, 2020

Coronavirus' Health-care Capacity Gut Check: We need to Radically Ramp Up Facilities in America
Online: New York Daily News
Pinar Keskinocak
March 23, 2020

The Permanent Impact of Corona on the Supply Chain and Beyond
Online: Supply Chain Digest
David Simchi-Levi
March 20, 2020

Many Areas of the U.S. Face Hospital Bed Shortage
Online: Route 50
Pinar Keskinocak
March 20, 2020

How to Triage Patients who need Intensive Care
Online: Scientific American
Laura Albert & Pinar Keskinocak
March 20, 2020

Infection Reproductivity: Fizzle, Flash or Slow Burn
Online: OR/MS Today
Harrison Schramm
March 20, 2020

The Modern Supply Chain is Snapping
Online: The Atlantic
David Simchi-Levi
March 19, 2020

From products to people: The growing impact of supply chain interruptions during the coronavirus pandemic
Resoundingly Human
Podcast
March 18, 2020

Maps Show how Most Hospital Beds Across the U.S, will be full Coronavirus Patients in Just Six Months-- but Flattening the Curve will Stop Wards being Completely Overwhelmed
Online: The Daily Mail
Julie Swann
March 18, 2020

In 'coronapocalypse' the worse shortages could be deadly
Online: The Hill
Pinar Keskinocak
March 18, 2020

Economics of the Pandemic: Are Your Supply Chains Resilient?
Online: Foodprocessing.com
Tinglong Dai
March 18, 2020

Shelves are empty — when will they be restocked?
Online: NBC News
Ananth Iyer
March 15, 2020

COVID-19 and Grocery Supply Chains: Panic Buying
Blog
March 14, 2020

Concern About the Food Chain in Light of Panic Buying
TV: CNBC
Karan Girotra
March 13, 2020

How coronavirus is upsetting the blood supply chain
Online: The Conversation
Anna Nagurney
March 12, 2020

Hospital: We’re Ready
Online: New Haven Independent
Ed Kaplan
March 12, 2020 

Coronavirus rationing: Target, Walmart limit purchases of hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, toilet paper
Online: USA Today
Tinglong Dai
March 11, 2020 

How hospitals can proactively manage the anticipated coronavirus ICU surge: Providers must make smart, tough choices from the get-go
Online: NY Daily News
March 11, 2020

A Look At The ‘Supply Chain’ For Consumers And How Coronavirus Could Test It
Radio: WABE
Pinar Keskinocak
March 6, 2020 

How coronavirus will affect the global supply chain
University Press: Johns Hopkins University, HUB
Tinglong Dai
March 6, 2020

Coronavirus tests resilience of worldwide supply chains
OR/MS Today
Article
March 4, 2020

Will the Coronavirus Trigger Tennessee Factory Layoffs? The Next Two Weeks Will Tell
Online: Commercial Appeal
David Simchi-Levi
March 3, 2020

In Short Supply
Online: Tradeoff
February 19, 2020

Resoundingly Human: September 2018: Allocation of organs to lead to successful transplants and surgeries; Allocation of resources for opioid epidemic 
Resoundingly Human
Podcast
September 14, 2018

Predicting the spread of pandemics in urban environments
OR/MS Today
February/Volume 39/Number 1