Possible Teamsters strike at UPS: Auburn business professor can comment on impact

Published: June 27, 2018
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Dr. Beth Davis-Sramek of Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business can offer insight into the possible impact of a strike by Teamsters at UPS. She serves as the Gayle Parks Forehand Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management and can help answer:

  • Likelihood of a strike?

  • How would UPS deliver packages during a strike?

  • What would be the short- and long-term impact on UPS?

  • Impact on companies that use UPS?

  • Impact on the consumer?

  • Could FedEx and other carriers fill the gap?

Davis-Sramek’s research has been published in leading academic outlets such as the Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management and International Journal of Logistics Management. She has served as an associate editor for both the Journal of Business Logistics and Journal of Supply Chain Management.

Davis-Sramek and colleagues in Auburn’s Center for Supply Chain Innovation recently released their 8th annual “State of the Retail Supply Chain Report,” which examines industry trends pertaining to such areas as disruptive technology, sustainability and omnichannel fulfillment.


To arrange an interview with Davis-Sramek, please contact Preston Sparks, Auburn University director of communications, at 334-844-9999 or pjs0027@auburn.edu.

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