Apr 12, 2020
Many of us might admit that it can take us a bit of time to get into the swing of things on a Monday morning. This is often referred to as a case of "The Mondays" or the "Monday Blues." But does the same hold true for businesses as a whole, with significant performance variations occurring based on what day of the week it is?
To take a deeper dive into this topic, I am joined by Oliver Yao, professor and association dean of graduate programs of the College of Business at Lehigh University to discuss his research recently published in the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research. His study, titled “’Monday Effect’ on Performance Variations in Supply Chain Fulfillment: How Information Technology Enabled Procurement May Help,” looks at how supply chain functionality is impacted on a day-by-day basis, and how organizations can lessen these variations.