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Jan 22, 2022  |  Director's Blog

Jason Miller Blog Post Part 1: Grocery stores aren’t gouging consumers – their costs are going up!..

It is my pleasure to begin this series of joint blog posts with Jason Miller, Associate Professor of Logistics at Michigan State University.  Jason has been terrific about sharing new insights on the economy based on a variety of different […]

Jan 20, 2022  |  Director's Blog

Recommendations to the US government for domestic alignment of supply chains in 2022

The lessons of 2020 and 2021 have led many organizations to begin questioning whether a domestic supply base is something that should be considered.  The executives I’m speaking with are considering how to re-align their supply chains, and the word […]

Dec 28, 2021  |  Articles

Are Procurement and Logistics Executives Aligned When Faced with Current Supply Chain Challenges?

Procurement and supply chain executives are on the “same team” – and in general, a recent study conducted by the SCRC and GEP suggests that there is strong alignment between the two functions when it comes to prioritizing lower risks […]

Dec 16, 2021

Rob Handfield Provides Strategies to Ease Port Congestion

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, offers risk mitigation strategies for supply chain leaders to ease current port congestion that include rerouting options, backup transportation options and alternative supplies. “However, even with more lead time, route alternatives […]

Dec 13, 2021  |  Director's Blog

SCRC Supply Chain Index contributes again to the 2021 Wall Street Journal Top 250 Best Managed Companies

This year, as in the past five years, our supply chain index contributed to the overall ranking of firms in the top 250 best managed companies, as ranked by the Drucker Institute. The top companies in 2011 included the following: […]

Dec 10, 2021

Western Digital Teams Up With SCRC for Emerging Technologies Support

Western Digital, a global data storage company that offers an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and solutions for business and consumers, has partnered with the SCRC to support its procurement efforts in emerging technologies and predictive risk solutions.

Dec 6, 2021

When the Job Search Feels Like an Uphill Marathon: A Story of Resilience

The story of MBA alumna Meera Satyakumar’s job search has a happy ending — but her journey was anything but easy, and only panned out thanks to her unwavering courage and resilience.

Dec 3, 2021

Supply Chain Club Visits Toshiba Business Solutions

The NC State Supply Chain Club visited Toshiba Business Solutions to get a sneak peak behind the scenes of the company’s manufacturing process.

Nov 30, 2021

Supply Chain Crisis Could Disrupt Holiday Shopping

(Via CBS News): About 63 million Americans were expected to take part in Cyber Monday shopping despite potential shipping delays caused by supply chain backlogs. CBS News’ Meg Oliver reports on the busiest online shopping day of the year. Then, […]

Nov 29, 2021

Study Details Baseline Needs to Bring Factories into Compliance with Labor Standards

The study is a significant step toward building support for making the needed changes.