Supply Chain Management Articles Library

Sep 18, 2018  |  Director's Blog

The Value of Company Collaboration in an MBA Supply Chain Program

The NC State Poole College of Management’s Jenkins MBA supply chain management program rose four places to No. 15 in Gartner Research’s 2018 ranking of graduate supply chain programs in North America. Results of the survey were published on August […]

Sep 5, 2018  |  Articles

You Can’t Buy Digital Transformation “Off the Shelf”…(And Expect Results)

Companies everywhere are setting aside budgets for investment in upgrading their analytics capabilities.  Very often, this involves investments in cloud-based computing, data warehouses, artificial intelligence, business intelligence dashboards, and multiple other forms of software and hardware investments.  But the truth […]

Aug 24, 2018  |  Articles

New MBA Healthcare Analytics Class Takes Off This Fall

Healthcare providers are facing continued lower operating margins, increased risks and potentially once-in-a-lifetime health care reform.  With this backdrop, there is an increasing focus on Supply Chain Management as a means to minimize risk, optimize operating costs, improve revenue, improve […]

Jul 24, 2018

Authors Explore Comparisons between Supply Chain, Natural World Ecosystems

The Living Supply Chain authors explore evolution of supply chain ecosystems in comparison with the natural world.

Jul 23, 2018  |  Director's Blog

LIVING Supply Chain Chapter appears in Supply Chain Management Review

The first chapter of our book appeared in this month’s version of the Supply Chain Management Review.  This is an exciting development, as I believe the book begins to share some of the foundational ideas that will emerge in the […]

Jul 19, 2018

The Living Supply Chain

Excerpt from the Supply Chain Management Review – July/August 2018 About the Book Robert Handfield, Ph.D., is the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, and executive director of the Supply Chain Resource […]

Jul 19, 2018  |  Articles

NC State SCRC analytics contribute to KRMA, one of the top ESG funds in the market

More sustainability-minded investors are becoming conscious of what is known as ESG funds.  Investments predicated upon Environmental, Social and Governance best practices evolved from what was once known as socially responsible investments. In its day, SRI was essentially a subtractive […]

Jul 16, 2018  |  Articles

Pharmaceutical offshoring makes recalls more costly with more quality headaches

I spent some time working on a study of how offshoring impacts quality issues, specifically product recalls, with a number of researchers at the University of Palermo, led by Manfredi Bruccolori.  Our research led to some very interesting findings on […]

Jul 10, 2018

DoD and law enforcement Supply Chains have real reason to be concerned about counterfeiting.

We are working on a study on counterfeiting, and are seeing more instances of this issue in the Department of Defense and law enforcement.  The Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain has significant exposure to counterfeit parts surfacing in their […]

Jun 29, 2018  |  Articles

Professor Cecil Chester Bozarth III, PhD:  In Memoriam

I lost a good friend on May 27, just as a son lost his father, a wife lost her husband, two parents lost a son, two sisters lost a brother, and North Carolina State University lost a witty and exceptional […]