SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCE COOPERATIVE

  1. I had a remarkable interview with a medium sized supplier today, that has truly found a business model which I believe holds a promise for a new industrial revolution in North America.  The approach is built on one of America’s most important capabilities that makes it stand out globally:  the ability to generate ideas and […]

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  2. Arun Gupta recently went to a conference of the TPP in Washington, and was invited to share some insights on his visit and what he learned in a guest blog. In its current form the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and 11 Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries (Canada, Mexico, […]

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  3. We have just posted a new set of videos of interviews with executives on establishing and building an integrated supply chain.  For example, one of the videos focused on an interview with John Camp at Lenovo: http://scm.ncsu.edu/scm-articles/article/global-logistics-qa-with-john-camp-lenovo John talks about getting closer to our customers, and enhancing the customer experience and then extending that all […]

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  4. Professor Gary Bullen and SCRC Research Scholar Jessica Newsome spoke in my Local Seafood class this afternoon.  Both pointed out some critical points that are indeed challenges for the seafood supply chain in North Carolina, as well as some avenues to explore that may drive solutions. First, Gary pointed out that 91% of the seafood […]

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  5. Ben Filippo is Food System Coordinator for the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, a farmer driven membership based 501c3 non profit organization to help people in the Carolinas grow and eat locally.  He also spoke in my class this week.  Ben notes that “a big chunk of what we do are work with artisans and our […]

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  6. Sebastian Naskarkis learned more about the ins and outs of produce quality inspections than he ever dreamed.  Sebastian is a first year MBA student and NC Growing Together Research Fellow who presented in my Local Foods class yesterday, and shared many of the insights he learned while working in a large food distribution center in […]

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  7. As organizations face a challenging market for global growth, the knowledge that innovation is the life blood for market expansion is well understood.  As R&D budgets become more constrained or have limited opportunities for smaller projects, executives recognize that many of the opportunities for innovation lie in the intellectual property, technical knowhow, and entrepreneurial spirit […]

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  8. I had the privilege of leading a session at the Winter Symposium of the International Institute of Analytics, with a host of great companies discussing how companies are embedding hardware into products and trying to drive improved supply chain performance in their products.  The topics ranged on a variety of areas, but focused on several […]

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  9. I was fortunately enough to have a fascinating discussion with Steve Zimmer, who currently leads a team at US Car.  For those who may have been around for a few years, Steve was the architect of the Extended Enterprise concept pioneered by Chrysler during the years of 1989-1998.  The origins of the Extended Enterprise went […]

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