Supply Chain Management Articles Library

May 15, 2019  |  Articles

First NCSU Procurement Leadership Program a great success!

We held our first ever Procurement Leadership workshop this week, hosting a group of executives from Altria, American Red Cross, Cheniere Energy, Smith & Nephew, RSCS (YUM! Brands) and the US Air Force.   The mix of executives from both the […]

May 13, 2019  |  Articles

Are US-Chinese tariffs part of the new normal?

Today’s blog is a guest blog by my former student, Krunal Sonpal.  The topic is a timely one, the on-going US-Chinese tariffs and what it means for supply chain executives.  This is an issue that should cause every supply chain […]

May 8, 2019  |  Articles

Is Block Chain Living Up to It’s Promise? Thoughts on How Companies Need to Begin Exploring Blockchain

A recent Gartner survey predicts that by 2023, 90% of blockchain based supply chain initiatives will slow down.  These results, identified in a recent survey, may sound like the thud of falling bricks in terms of the expectations and hype […]

May 6, 2019

VF Corp Receives Employer of the Year Award at Leadership and Innovation Showcase

VF Corporation, a worldwide apparel and footwear company headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that is comprised of over 30 brands, accepted the Employer of the Year award at the Poole College of Management’s 11th Annual Leadership & Innovation Showcase. The […]

Apr 27, 2019  |  Articles

Closing the Gap Between Buyers and Sellers: “Everything is Changed, Nothing is Different”

We hosted an extremely successful set of speakers at our SCRC meeting this past week.  One of my core beliefs, that I’ve espoused over the 30 years that I’ve been working in this field, is that working together for mutually […]

Apr 21, 2019  |  Articles

Guest Post: An MBA student’s perspective on the ISM Meeting 2019

This week’s guest post is from my MBA student, Nikhil Singh, who accompanied me to the recent Institute for Supply Management conference in Houston.  I enjoyed hearing his perspectives on the sessions, and invited him to post to my blog.  […]

Apr 15, 2019  |  Director's Blog

Leveraging Technology in the Retail Supply Chain

Companies in the retail sector are looking to automation, artificial intelligence, and other technological advancements to augment various sectors of their business. Savvy businesses are deploying new technology solutions everywhere from their supply chains to their storefronts. Technology is assisting […]

Apr 12, 2019

Sebastian Heese: Coordinating the Supply Chain

Ever wonder how retailers decide what products make it to their store shelves, or how they determine the mix of store-brand versus national brand products? The fine balance between variety, availability, pricing and other supply chain factors are among the […]

Apr 12, 2019

Helping UPS Craft Its Vision and Strategy (Partner Spotlight)

Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States, UPS has grown into a multibillion-dollar corporation by clearly focusing on enabling commerce around the globe. Today, UPS is a global company with one of the most recognized and […]

Apr 12, 2019

Alena Turner: Raising the Bar for Supply Chain Students at NC State

Alena Turner is not your average supply chain student at NC State. That is, not many students can say they helped save an aerospace and defense company over $1 million, like Alena did during her co-op with Collins Aerospace last […]