Adam Tompkins, Author at Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

Aug 24, 2021

Improving Access to World-class Supply Chain Knowledge

The SCRC is helping CAPS Research, a research center focused on creating leading primary academic research in supply management, with an initiative to overhaul its massive library of world-renowned supply chain research studies from the last 30 years. 

Aug 23, 2021

Finding a Home With the Wolfpack

It’s certainly not uncommon for college undergrads to change their majors throughout their four plus years on campus. In some cases, like that of Poole College of Management alum Alexis Pyle, a change of schools may even be in order. 

Apr 29, 2021  |  Articles

Guardian Freight Bankrupt: Unsecured Creditors Owed Hundreds of Thousands

Household goods brokerage Guardian Freight has filed for bankruptcy, owing hundreds of thousands of dollars to trucking companies and brokers alike. After reporting a 92% drop in revenue in 2020, the company has listed its assets as $50,000 – $100,000, […]

Mar 16, 2021

Key Steps in Building National Supply Chain Immunity [Podcast]

SCRC Executive Director Rob Handfield was recently the featured guest on the IBM Center for The Business of Government podcast, “The Business of Government Hour,” as part of its series on how the pandemic has transformed government management and operations. […]

Feb 24, 2021  |  Articles

A Step-by-step Process Leaders Can Follow to Prepare for the Next Health Crisis

Organizational operations have been continually disrupted by shortages of PPE and other health and safety goods since the COVID-19 pandemic began. SCRC Executive Director Rob Handfield recently co-authored an article that outlines four levels of preparedness organizations can strive for […]

Dec 14, 2020  |  Articles

CBC- The Medical Supply Chain Explained

SCRC Executive Director Rob Handfield and Eugene Schneller, professor of supply chain management at Arizona State University, were recently featured on WNIN radio to discuss the basics of the medical supply chain and the effects the events of 2020 have […]

Sep 21, 2020

COVID-19 and Supply Chains: What Are We Learning?

SCRC Executive Director Rob Handfield and Tim Cummins, President of World Commerce and Contracting (formerly known as IACCM), recently discussed various lessons they’ve learned from the pandemic, including force majeure, transparency, global supply chains, and the effects of working from […]

Sep 21, 2020

A Clear and Constant Thirst for Academic and Professional Growth

Despite being an engineering student, Krunal Sonpal was so intrigued by the field of supply chain that he convinced Dr. Hari Vasudevan, his university’s principal, to include a supply chain course in his program’s curriculum. This was in his final […]

Sep 17, 2020

Why the U.S. Still Has a Severe Shortage of Medical Supplies

Unlike toilet paper and hand sanitizer, the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and critical health care supplies in the United States still hasn’t stabilized, and health care professionals across the country continue to face higher risk working conditions as […]

Aug 21, 2020

When Life Gives You Lemons: A 2020 Summer Internship Story

While the past few months haven’t exactly been easy for anyone, it’s hard to imagine going through one of the most formative periods of your life — your time as a college student — during a global pandemic.  One of […]