Supply Chain Management Articles Library

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 […]

Jun 21, 2018  |  Articles

The Risks and Benefits of Socializing with Suppliers

I had a chance to meet with a group of supply chain executives at the University of Calgary this week, which included a discussion by Ken Rawson.  Ken has over 30 years of experience working in supply management, first with […]

Jun 14, 2018

SCRC Director Robert Handfield is Cited in CPO Rising Conference Report

In his blog post, “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: ISM Refocuses it Global Approach,” writer Matthew York summarizes a discussion of topics from the Institute of Supply Management’s recent conference. In a section on the impact of digitization in the supply […]

Jun 6, 2018  |  Articles

Fake News, Trusting Data, and the President’s Tweets: Around the World with Reuters

As noted in my previous blog, I had the pleasure of attending the Thomson Reuters Government Conference, and sat on a panel with Andy Russell, Lead Director, Department of Defense Programs. Prior to our panel session, a panel of Reuters […]

Jun 5, 2018  |  Director's Blog

Homeland Security is Using Supply Chain Analytics to Go After Organized Crime and Traffickers

I had the pleasure of attending the Thomson Reuters Government Conference, and sat on a panel with Andy Russell, Lead Director, Department of Defense Programs. Prior to our panel session, I heard from some outstanding speakers on the topic of […]

May 31, 2018

Women Climbing Supply-Chain Ranks Find a Growing Salary Gap

In this Wall Street Journal article, Robert Handfield, a professor of supply chain management and executive director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative at the NC State Poole College of Management, comments on opportunities, the pay gap between women and […]

May 30, 2018

Relational Contracting in an Uncertain Ecosystem — Trends, Insights, Takeaways

“Relational Contracting in an Uncertain Ecosystem” was the theme of an April 19 meeting hosted by the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, part of the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. Attendees included executives from companies such as […]

May 29, 2018  |  Articles

The Lowly Wooden Pallet is a Critical Conveyance in the Supply Chain

In a recent interview, discussions with Patrick Atagi, VP for Advocacy & External Affairs at the National Wooden Pallet and Contain Association (NWPCA)  helped to educate me on just how prolific wooden pallets are in the global supply chain.  Patrick […]