May 8, 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to another OM in the News roundup! Here’s what we’ve been blogging about lately. All posts include videos and discussion prompts for supply chain and OM classes.

French Bakeries Struggle with Rising Costs of Dough
Skyrocketing costs of inputs for French bakeries are threatening their very existence, according to some bakery owners.  Read more…

A Pioneer of Online Journalism Falls Off the Digital Platform
BuzzFeed quickly went from an original and somewhat eccentric media outlet to a well-known publication with a respected news division.  Read more…

The Barcode Turns 50
The barcode’s origin story is somewhat in doubt. However, many people recognize April 3, 1973, as its birthday—making the barcode 50 years old.  Read more…


Search our archive of hundreds of articles and videos at OM in the News! Individual posts are on the All Articles page, indexed by textbook chapters and keywords.

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