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May 11, 2021  |  Articles

State of Emergency: Rob Handfield Comments on Gas Shortage in North Carolina

Governor Roy Cooper issued a state of emergency on May 10 in response to the recent cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline causing a shutdown. Around North Carolina, many citizens are lining up at local gas pumps to fill up in preparation for a […]

May 11, 2021  |  Articles

Colonial Pipeline Emergency Leads to Safety Regulation Exemptions

The Colonial Pipeline shutdown occurring last Friday resulted in federal regulators issuing an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of federal motor carrier safety regulations — specifically those that affect hours-of-service rules. The effect will remain until June 8th, or […]

May 7, 2021  |  Articles

Transportation and Warehousing Jobs on Decline

In April, trucking transportation jobs fell by one metric, while rising by another. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released their monthly employment report, revealing that seasonally adjusted trucking transportations jobs fell by 1,500. April’s report shows 1,480,300 jobs, compared […]

May 6, 2021  |  Articles

Rob Handfield on Ensuring Short- and Long-Term Supply Chain Continuity

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, breaks down how companies can achieve supply chain continuity. According to Handfield, being cognizant of your suppliers’ financial stability and developing payment options to help them through challenges during the pandemic. […]

May 6, 2021  |  Articles

Tim Kraft Explains the Surge in Lumber Prices

Tim Kraft, assistant professor of operations and supply chain management, says that manufacturers slowed production due to the pandemic thinking many people would not have disposable income. In reality that was not the case as many homeowners used the pandemic […]

May 4, 2021  |  Director's Blog

Why the News from India is So Bad: A COVID Cycle that Will Continue

As the news rolls out that the vaccine rates are moving along here in the United States, it is easy for many people to become complacent. Restaurants and bars are opening up, and people are starting to return to markets […]

May 4, 2021

Semiconductor Scarcity Harms Volkswagen and Other Automotive Companies

From May 7th to May 12th, production at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga Assembly Plant ceased action due to insufficiency with circuitry capacities, and this is because of the global semiconductor shortage. According to Volkswagen spokeswoman, Amanda Plecas, the reason for the German […]

May 4, 2021

The Rise of Robots in Restaurant Kitchens

The utilization of robots in the kitchen is a growing trend, and this is due to an expansion in artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing. As reported by Swamini Kulkarni of Allied Market Research, this shift to kitchen automation is […]

May 3, 2021  |  Articles

SCRC Plays Pivotal Role in Initiative to Improve Global Supply Chain Resiliency

A team of NC State students and faculty played an integral role in a newly-launched global campaign to build integrity and resilience for businesses that participate in value chains.

Apr 30, 2021  |  Articles

Teamwork on MetLife Project Ensures Success for Students’ Future

Three undergraduates used what they’ve learned in the classroom to team up and tackle a spend analysis project for MetLife, providing invaluable experience for their upcoming careers.