SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COOPERATIVE

  1. As I look back on 2011, I’m reminded of the success stories and disruptions that occurred, but am also thinking about who is going to win in the year ahead. On the economic front, 2011 was really about another year of uncertainty. A global economic recovery remains underway, although it is alarmingly long and slower […]

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  2. One of the highlights of our SCRC meeting was a presentation by John Zapko, VP of Global Procurement at Lenovo. In his presentation to the group, John discussed some of the critical enablers that have led to Lenovo’s incredible success, and current position as the number 3 top PC manufacturer in the world. Lenovo has […]

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  3. Steve Allen, Professor of Economics and Associate Dean of the Graduate Program in the Poole College of Management spoke about the current state of the economy at the SCRC meeting on December 1-2, 2011. In this lecture, he outlined some key thoughts for executives to consider in a glum market, and provide some thoughtful statistics […]

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  4. In this second post, I summarize additional insights that several of our speakers put forward at our recent SCRC meeting on Dec 1-2, 2011. We were lucky to have Tim Cummins, CEO of IACCM, speak on the subject of relational contracts in a complex global environment. Tim made a very good point that Western companies […]

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  5. The SCRC meeting on “Creating Agility in a Globally Volatile Environment” provided a broad variety of speakers who shared a number of different perspectives on the approaches that supply chain executives need to consider when building strategies for navigating difficult economic and disruptive minefields. I began with a brief overview of the multiple forms of […]

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