SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COOPERATIVE

  1. I attended a conference today in Washington DC hosted by Duke University and Yale University on Biobased Feedstocks. The discussion led to some interesting observations about the tradeoffs and opportunities between biobased and fossil based feedstocks. The bioeconomy is a large and rapidly growing segment that allows everyone to live longer, healthier lives, reduce dependence […]

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  2. It’s a week before our bi-annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting, taking place at NC State’s Centennial Campus on December 3-4, 2012. This year’s meeting has an exciting lineup of speakers, all sharing insights on how organizations are coping with the brave new world of global logistics. As organizations continue to expand their global footprint, […]

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  3. It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and we’re still talking about the fiscal cliff….and the days are ticking away. For those of us who study and work in supply chains, the impending decision (or lack thereof) has a few implications worth thinking about. First, let’s talk about the likelihood that it can be averted…The fiscal cliff […]

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  4. We have currently launched an important online survey, being conducted in conjunction with BVL International, a non-profit global logistics institute dedicated to promoting knowledge and best practices in logistics. The study is also being carried out in parallel with Technical University Berlin, Darmstadt University, FDC Cabral (Brazil), and other research partners in India and China. […]

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  5. The field of supply management has undergone quite a few changes over the past several years. Leaders in the field are always thinking about what the future of procurement will look like. There is even some confusion about what to call it: Procurement? Purchasing? Supply Management? Does it matter? In view of this, I was […]

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  6. Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa, spoke recently at NC State’s Wells Fargo Executive Series. His informal open style went over very well with students. But make no mistake – beneath an informal exterior, Klaus is aware of everything going on in his organization, and is well aware of the challenges ahead for Alcoa. With a […]

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