Adam Tompkins

Apr 16, 2020

Mapping the CPO Response to COVID-19 as Global Recession Looms

By: Professor Robert B. Handfield and Dr. Ian George via Supply chains have faced significant disruption since the COVID-19 outbreak, and organizations are trying to understand what this means for them and how they should respond to this complex new […]

Apr 6, 2020  |  Articles

COVID-19 Highlights the Importance of Agility for Supply Chains

This article was originally posted on April 6, 2020, on NC State News. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tim Kraft, assistant professor of operations and supply chain management in NC State’s Poole College of Management. The recent COVID-19 crisis has […]

Apr 5, 2020

COVID-19: Pharma Supply Chain Security & Robustness During Global Pandemic [ISPE Webinar]

via In this webinar hosted by ISPE on April 3rd, 2020, a panel of subject matter experts discussed the challenges in keeping the supply chain operational during an ongoing global crisis like COVID-19. Topics Covered How companies are keeping their […]

Apr 2, 2020  |  Articles

COVID-19 and Triple-A Supply Chains – Lessons Learned

By Caroline Barnhill As COVID-19 forces companies to examine their existing operations, supply chains are under the microscope. Tim Kraft, assistant professor of operations and supply chain management at Poole College of Management, shares some insight on supply chain lessons learned. […]

Apr 2, 2020  |  Articles

Need to Know: “Save Me a Roll”… Understanding Consumer Purchasing Behaviors in the Midst of COVID-19

By Shannon Morrison As soon as a snow flurry icon appears on a seven-day forecast, consumers flock to the stores to load up on bread and milk. Or, as seen more recently, as news of the coronavirus began to spread […]

Apr 2, 2020  |  Articles

Need to Know: Understanding Supply Chain Disruptions

by Carson Powell The impact of COVID-19 is seen far and wide, and few industries will be immune to its reach. Many business experts are saying that recent events will drive businesses to rethink global supply chain operations. So what […]

Mar 24, 2020  |  Articles

Interconnected Nature of Supply Chains Makes Disruptions Worse But Fixable, Says Professor Heese

By Justin Goldberg This article was originally published on the Poole College of Management News website here. Supply chain comprises the processes by which production and distribution are achieved — the purchasing, logistics and operations that help companies create and […]

Mar 20, 2020  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Assures Shoppers Grocery Supply Chains Are Strong

by Carson Powell Amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, grocery stores are struggling to stock shelves as shoppers continue to buy groceries in mass quantities. Rob Handfield, executive director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and Bank of America University distinguished professor of operations […]

Feb 20, 2020  |  Articles

An Alumnus’ Take on the Coronavirus’ Supply Chain Impact

Krunal Sonpal graduated from NC State University in 2018 with a Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering degree and now works as VP of Sourcing at BNY Mellon. Since graduation, Krunal has been using data to see the impact of geopolitical, […]

Dec 20, 2019  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Discusses Burning Topics in Supply Chain on the Thomas Industry Update Podcast

By Carson Powell Rob Handfield, distinguished professor of operations and supply chain management and executive director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC), recently sat down with Tony Uphoff, founder and CEO of Thomas, for the Thomas Industry Update podcast. The […]