SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COOPERATIVE

  1. Today’s story in the Wall Street Journal discusses how more operators of the largest truck fleets in the US are in the process of converting their fleets over to natural gas powered trucks. These big companies, including Procter & Gamble, United Parcel Service, FedEx, and North Carolina based Lowes are all recognizing that the cost […]

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  2. The World Bank Cares About Logistics

    October 29, 2013
    by: handfield
    categories: Supply Chain Management

    One of the highlights of the BVL was a panel discussion by the World Bank, talking about their global logistics study. Jean-Francois Arvis spoke about the World Bank Study on the Logistics and Public Sector.  The World Bank is looking at logistics form a policy perspective, which has just emerged in the last ten years.  […]

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  3. I had the opportunity to participate in the BVL International Logistics Congress in Berlin Germany this week.  There was a great deal of discussion regarding expectations for the global economy, as well as the outlook for logistics management.  In general, the expectation is above average with an upward trend and an expansive sector predicting more […]

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  4. I spent the day in Washington DC listening to a variety of really intelligent people talk about transportation planning models.  This may not sound like everybody’s idea of fun, but I found the discussion compelling and fascinating.  The most interesting thing was observing the types of problems that people in Metropolitan Planning Organizations, as well […]

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  5. This past week, I hosted a meeting with a small group of oil and gas procurement executives  in Houston to share thoughts on some of the major trends occurring in oil and gas, changes to the global oil and gas organization structure, as well as the impacts on procurement capability in the emerging ecosystem. As […]

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  6. Riva Krut spoke at NC State today, and shared the exciting story of sustainable productivity at Praxair.  The company focuses on industrial gases, and serves  multiple sectors, including gases that might be in your beer or soda.  The company covers a lot of different segments, and with a mission of making the planet more productive, […]

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  7. A recent story posted by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems highlights the role of our two research fellows, Jessica Newsome and Sebastian Naskaris.  The fellows will provide supply chain research and expertise to develop successful, economically viable connections between local food producers and mainstream retail and institutional food buyers. Fellows will analyze the sourcing […]

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  8. Congrats to George Vincent, who took 1st place in the 2013 Student Poster Competition at the APICS Conference in Orlando.  George is a second year INdustrial Engineering student who has taken several supply chain MBA classes and worked on several SCRC projects, including one this semester. George discussed his project, which foucsed on how to […]

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  9. We recently had a senior data analytics professional from a large financial services organization speak in my MBA Supply Chain relationships class.  The scope of the datasets his team was working on was limited to supply management, but the sheer volume of data was staggering in its complexity and fragmentation. In sourcing, data must be […]

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