COVID-19 kickstarted severe supply issues with shortages in toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and facial masks due to panic buying. Close to two years later, consumers still have problems purchasing select products as purchasing behavior has been harder to plan. With the holiday season approaching, experts have warned about shipping delays due to increased online consumption. Steven Carnovale, Ph.D. program director and assistant professor of supply chain management, has been a subject matter expert helping spread awareness of the supply chain crisis!

  • A Smart Alternative Tech Gift Guide with The Wall Street Journal 
  • Navigating supply issues while holiday shopping with WHEC-TV
  • Expected Cyber Monday sales to soar after unimpressive Black Friday with WROC-TV
  • Holiday shopping in Rochester area malls with 13WHAM
  • How problems in the supply chain are affecting holiday shopping with Consumer Reports
  • An inside look at how to navigate through this holiday season's supply chain crisis by Localsyr.comNews 10 ABC AlbanyWETM 18 News ElmiraPIX 11 NYC, and WROC-TV
  • How the supply chain hit grocery stores with WXXI
  • Christmas tree alternatives this year with Consumer Reports
  • Early holiday shopping advice with WROC-TV
  • The impact of clogged cargo ships on the coasts with WROC-TV
  • Supply chain issues relating to the food industry with Rochester Business Journal
  • Supply, demand, and inflation are affecting prices on everything from shoes and clothes to computers this back to school season with 13WHAM
  • The need for supply chain resilience, visibility, agility, and control drives technology across multiple sectors with Inbound Logistics
  • What to expect following the Suez Canal blockage with WROC-TV
  • Explaining the rise in demand for pools and hot tubs with 13WHAM
  • Logistics of distributing the COVID-19 vaccine with WXXI, WHEC-TV, and 13WHAM

Professor Carnovale is a member of the nationally-recognized Logistics Managers' Index (LMI) research team comprised of experts from Arizona State University, Colorado State, Rutgers University, and the University of Nevada, Reno, along with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The LMI has been featured in Bloomberg's Shipping Storm Hastens Drive to Automate Supply Chains and Wall Street Journal's Lumber's Towering Market; Driven to Stockpile; Delivering Global Shots. Professor Carnovale was also recently named co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management and the associate editor of the Journal of Supply Chain Management.

The past two years have proven that the supply chain is everchanging and increasingly more complex. This is one of the reasons Saunders recently revised its master of global supply chain management program. Revisions prepare students with strong analytical, quantitative, and leadership skills to design innovative solutions, predict future global trends, and become leaders in the fast-moving business landscapes in the worldwide supply chain system. Learn more about Steven Carnovale and other faculty scholarships, or check out additional RIT experts!