Supply Chain Management Articles Library

Jul 18, 2019

Vishnu Kotipalli MBA/MIE’18: A Testament to Academia’s Impact on Industry

Vishnu Kotipalli graduated from NC State in 2018, having earned both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Master of Industrial Engineering (MIE) degree through the Poole College of Management’s dual-degree program. In this interview, Kotipalli discusses what […]

Jul 18, 2019

Rich Wachowski BS’19

Name: Rich Wachowski From: Charlotte, NC Course of Study: Supply Chain Management and Operations Graduation: December 2019 Why did you choose NC State? I came from a very small high school — my graduating class was only about 80 people. […]

Jul 13, 2019  |  Director's Blog

Closed Loop Recycling Systems are Key to Sustainable Concessions for the Portland Blazers

One of the big changes occurring in the food service packaging industry is the use of biobased food containers at sports events. Stadiums are “closed loop” systems, meaning that all of the waste materials can be collected and sent to […]

Jul 9, 2019  |  Articles

Lead Logistics Provider Capabilities Will Require Customized Innovation

With the onset of cloud computing, automation, and machine learning, organizations are integrating their global supply chains, they are finding themselves with more transactional data than they could have ever imagined.  The question of how to convert this data to […]

Jul 5, 2019  |  Director's Blog

The expanding scope of procurement analytics: Some initial thoughts

Procurement analytics, which supports decision making in procurement management, typically handles problems and decisions that are related to cost reduction, supplier management, cost modeling, procurement-led innovation, market strategies, supply chain risk, and stakeholder value improvement (Handfield, Jeong, and Choi 2019). […]

Jun 27, 2019  |  Articles

Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation  

Today’s guest blog is written by Ian Todd, Director of Automated Parking Systems for Westfalia Technologies, Inc.  Ian is an expert on warehouse automation, and shares his insights on how you need to get started in thinking about technology and […]

Jun 21, 2019

Don Warsing: Focused on Improving Operational Outcomes

By Anna Rzewnicki “I definitely consider myself an engineer that crossed over into management,” says Don Warsing, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management in the NC State Poole College of Management. He actually bridges the two disciplines, as […]

Jun 20, 2019

Graham Givens MBA’17: Leveraging the Power of the Supply Chain for a More Sustainable Future

Graham Givens is a purpose-driven Jenkins MBA supply chain alum with a passion for creating a more sustainable future. Givens graduated from NC State with his MBA in supply chain management in 2017, and is now the Sustainability Manager at […]

Jun 20, 2019

Alaina Martineau BS’21

Name: Alaina Martineau From: Elizabeth City, NC Course of Study: Business Administration, Supply Chain & Operations Concentration Graduation Year: 2021   Q: Why did you choose NC State? A: My sister goes to NC State, so I was very familiar […]

Jun 8, 2019  |  Articles

A Brief History of the Founding of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC)

The following is a transcript of the speech I gave to individuals who attended our SCRC 20th Anniversary Event this past April 2019.  It covers a bit about what motivates our team and how this organization evolved to what it […]