Staff, Author at Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

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.

Nov 24, 2021  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Lists 10 Ways to Outsmart the Supply Chain When Holiday Shopping

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, advises shoppers to shop local and to not wait for a deal to outsmart the current supply chain shortages this holiday season. “Finding a local, handmade present is better than buying […]

Nov 17, 2021  |  Articles

GC3 Report Shows Significant Rise in Green Chemistry-Marketed Product Sales

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), in partnership with NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, North Carolina State University, the Dynamic Sustainability Lab at Syracuse University and Duke University, has released a new report documenting significant growth in green chemistry marketed products, both sales and consumer demand.   

Nov 15, 2021  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Predicts Continued Inflation Amid Supply Chain Shortage

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, sees the inflation from work shortages, port backups and fractured supply chains continuing into the new year. “The cost of shipping via truck has gone up. The cost of putting things […]

Oct 28, 2021

Rob Handfield: Shortages Caused Bottlenecks in Supply Chains

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, explains that shortages caused by unhappiness in the labor force led to current bottlenecks in supply chains. “It’s not going to be fixed. Labor is the biggest problem right now,” said Handfield. […]

Oct 20, 2021

Will Supply Issues Affect Holiday Shopping This Year?

As we enter the holiday shopping season, North Carolina State University experts say consumers may encounter supply-related roadblocks when checking off their shopping lists. Robert Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State, spoke with […]

Oct 15, 2021  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Predicts Higher Costs for Consumers

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, breaks down how supply chain issues will inevitably hike up prices. “You’re going to see a surge in demand and a loss of supply. Economics 101 says you are going to […]

Oct 15, 2021

Rob Handfield Sees Pharmaceutical Packaging Becoming a Problem

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, explains as aluminum shortages develop it could develop pharmaceutical packaging problems. Along with this, Handfield can also see deliveries slowing with packaging issues as the holidays are approaching. “I think Johnny […]

Oct 15, 2021  |  Articles

Pandemic Not Entirely to Blame for Supply Chain Issues, Rob Handfield Explains

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, says that the COVID-19 pandemic is not solely to blame for the current supply chain issues. “The warehouse, distribution and truck driver shortages were bad before COVID,” said Handfield. Read more […]

Oct 13, 2021

Alert Your Parents: They’re Already Late on Their Holiday Shopping

BY DEBORAH B. SOLOMON · ILLUSTRATION BY ANA CUNA IF YOU HAVE ORDERED ANYTHING ONLINE LATELY — whether it’s a new bike, a pair of sneakers or a laptop — you may have noticed: Everything is taking a really long […]