Black Friday shoppers may see higher prices and emptier shelves this year

Monday, November 29, 2021

Black Friday may not have as many saving opportunities as in years past, according to University of Iowa Tippie College of Business professor Jennifer Blackhurst.

Labor, supply shortages in retail persist for Black Friday

Monday, November 29, 2021

Disruptions in the supply chains of many businesses continue and they mean there is an increased need for consumer flexibility when holiday shopping this year.

Pro tip for 2021 holiday shopping: Stay flexible and don’t panic buy

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Some listeners might have thought she was crying wolf, when they heard a logistics and supply chain expert from the University of Iowa say to buy their Christmas gifts back in July.

The predictions were correct from Jen Blackhurst, a UI professor of business analytics, and we’re now seeing products ranging from video games to sirloin steaks have vanished from store shelves.

UAW's John Deere strike threatens supply chain, food supply

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Tippie's Jen Blackhurst says the stricke could spark significant disruption to already-strained systems.

Experts at UI suggest ordering holiday presents early to avoid shipping delays

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

If you want your holiday gifts to arrive in time to be under the tree Christmas morning or the first night of Hanukkah, a logistics and supply chain expert at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business suggests you order them now.

To ensure on-time delivery, order your holiday gifts well in advance this year. Like, now.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

If you want your holiday gifts to arrive in time to be under the tree on Christmas morning, a logistics and supply chain expert at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business suggests you buy them now.

Priority shipping: Vaccine or holiday packages? Panel tackled this and other obstacles.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Tippie's Business Analytics Department hosted a panel discussion with representatives from Operation Warp Speed and UI Health Care to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Redesigning the supply chain

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Associate Dean of Graduate Management Programs Jennifer Blackhurst weighs in on how many automotive companies are rethinking their supply chains, which seem to be shifting away from China.

University of Iowa expert: Expect economic impact from coronavirus

Monday, March 23, 2020

As with other disease outbreaks and national disasters, the coronavirus has disrupted the supply chains U.S. companies rely upon, Business Analytics professor Jennifer Blackhurst told the Des Moines Register.