SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COOPERATIVE

  1. 2013 has certainly been an interesting year!   I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year.  I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report […]

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  2. In this first of a series of blogs, I will be exploring many of the key themes that emerged in the recent Future of Procurement study I co-authored with KPMG’s Procurement Advisory Council. The first of the themes we will explore is the procurement manager’s role as a support to the Chief Financial Officer.  A […]

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  3. Professor Baofeng Huo left to return to Zhejiang University this week.  Baofeng and I have spent a great deal of time together this fall, discussing and comparing the importance of supply chain relationships in China and North America.  We have launched several major research programs together that will span the next five to ten years. […]

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  4. Doug Hague, Vendor Analytics Executive from Bank of America, shared insights on how the financial services industry is facing a lot of pressure to supply-related analytics and management of suppliers.   A good example is “robo-signing”, performed by third party vendors, and the need to establish controls and oversight over activities in loan servicing, loss […]

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  5. Jeff Stonebraker, a leading professor of decision analysis at NC State’s Poole College of Management supply chain program, discussed some of the important issues in decision analysis in his presentation at the SCRC meeting today. Jeff emphasized that if you only have one alternative, the decision is easy….what do you need decision analysis for?  But […]

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  6. Jason Schenker from Prestige Economics provided some insights into where we are headed in the global economy at the SCRC meeting today. In his words, “the US economy is getting rich slowly.”    Prestige Economics measure for global growth is 3.4%, and the US is getting richer at 1.7 and 2.4% growth next year.  China […]

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  7. In 2008, Jim Owens, the Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar,  gave the Poole College of Management a $2.2M gift to support the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative.  Part of the mandate Mr. Owens wanted was  to establish a joint program with industrial engineering in the supply chain area.  CAT recognized that they, like other companies, needed […]

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