Stories From May 2020

May 28, 2020

Rob Handfield Webinar on Vital Supply Chains in a Pandemic

Rob Handfield, director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and professor of operations and supply chain management, served as a presenter for S&P Global Market Intelligence’s University Essentials webinar on the vital supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with representatives from S&P Global Market Intelligence, Handfield described COVID-19 as the catalyst of supply chain…

May 20, 2020

Meeting the Demand for Supply Chain Expertise

As COVID-19 creates a surge in demand for certain products, there’s also a demand for experts to help us understand the global supply chain. Robert Handfield, executive director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at NC State University, shares his knowledge across industries and trains the next generation of supply chain experts.

May 15, 2020

Leading the Pack: Kaitlyn Pennington

Kaitlyn Pennington is a 2017 Jenkins MBA alumna. Pennington now works as a senior analysis of supply chain insights at the American Red Cross. She says that, one key element to her student experience was the opportunity to complete multiple […]

May 6, 2020

Graduation Spotlight: Nikki Hensley

With a passion for sustainability and the environment, Nikki Hensley wanted to pursue a more technical education than what she might find in traditional environmental science programs. “My passion is to help corporations and businesses improve sustainable product offerings,” Hensley says.

May 6, 2020

Graduation Spotlight: Quavis Johnson

Not surprisingly, recent circumstances have presented some unexpected challenges for graduating senior Quavis Johnson. “COVID-19 significantly impacted our project,” Johnson says of the supply chain practicum project he spent his final semester working on.