Posts by: Asoo Vakharia

  • Director, Supply Chain Management Center, UF Warrington College of Business
  • (352) 392-8571 | Email Asoo
Asoo J. Vakharia is the McClatchy Professor and Director of the Supply Chain Management Center in the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. Professor Vakharia is a DSI and POMS Fellow and a recipient of the DSI Distinguished Service Award. He has published extensively in Operations/Supply Chain Management and currently serves as co-Department Editor for the Production and Operations Management Journal and Department Editor for Management and Business Review. Asoo has also been an entrepreneur and has consulted with several companies including AT&T Solutions Customer Care, e-Diets.com, Golden Eagle Distributors, Garrett Air Research, Motorola, Sweetheart Cups, Inc., University of Arizona Medical Center, and Vistakon, Inc.

The COVID-19 Vaccine US Supply Chain

The current COVID-19 Vaccine US Supply Chain can be separated into two segments, each within the control of distinct decision makers. A schematic representation of the supply chain controlled by the Federal government is: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services also has this helpful chart to visualize the process. In order to allocate [...]

COVID-19 Experiences and Perspectives

I reached out to the Board of Advisors (and other corporate connections) of the SCM Center to share their experiences during the last couple of months. As you will observe, we can learn a lot from such shared experiences from multi-dimensional perspectives. Insights into the status of consumer product, education, grocery store, health-care, and transportation [...]

Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Operations/Supply Chain Management: Past, Present and the Future

The term Internet-of-Things (IoT), coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999, highlighted the linkage between RFID tags and a central information repository using the internet. The key idea was that using such machine-to-machine connectivity (M2M), locational data access would optimize supply chain operations. Although the evolution of IoT is rooted in M2M connectivity (i.e., connecting a [...]