Supply Chain Management Article Library

Jan 28, 2023  |  Director's Blog

Can you WFH & Walk?

This is the second guest blog from Craig Lukasik , an MBA supply chain graduate from the Poole College of Management’s supply chain program.  In this thought piece he debates the value of work from home programs vs. being there […]

Jan 22, 2023  |  Articles

“All You Need Is Love”: Unpacking the book “Flow: How The Best Supply Chains Thrive”

A Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal Ph.D., University of Leeds My colleague Rajinder provides a thoughtful commentary on our most recent book publication: Flow: How The Best Supply Chains Thrive, Rob Handfield, PhD and Tom Linton. Here are her thoughts […]

Jan 18, 2023  |  Director's Blog

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast”: The argument for creating an analytics culture

The following is a guest blog from Craig Lukasik , one of my former MBA students from the Poole College of Management’s supply chain program.  I was really pleased when he contacted me about this blog, and am delighted to […]

Jan 1, 2023  |  Articles

Ten Supply Chain Predictions for 2023

As we go into the first week of 2023, many are wondering what’s ahead for global commerce and supply chains.  As I’ve done in prior years, I’ll make a few predictions based on what happened in 2022 – and what […]

Dec 23, 2022  |  Articles

“With a Little Help from My Friends”: A Path Towards Data Visibility and Sustainable Contracting

A Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal Ph.D., University of Leeds Have you heard of the concept of sustainable contracting in the context of supply ecosystems? The World Commerce and Contracting Foundation hosted a recent online Academic Symposium on this topic, […]

Dec 15, 2022  |  Director's Blog

As Inventories and Capacity Expansion Grew Too Quickly in 2022, Customers are Forcing Suppliers to Bear the Brunt of Optimistic Forecasts

In today’s Wall Street Journal, I was interviewed regarding a case that was just filed against Amazon by a large robotics , claiming that the e-commerce giant backed away from promises made early in the Covid-19 pandemic to support the […]

Nov 25, 2022  |  Director's Blog

What is Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence?

I recently attended the SAS INNOVATE  conference, which introduced a new concept that I haven’t heard of before.  In particular, a presentation made by Eric Yu, Principal Solutions Architect within the Data Ethics Practice, caught my attention.  For those of […]

Oct 28, 2022  |  Director's Blog

What does”Supplier Relationship Management” really mean?

In a report I worked on in 2013, I conducted interviews conducted with 25 chief procurement officers (CPOs) on one of the most important drivers of value creation and resilience that is often overlooked:   harnessing the power of innovation […]

Oct 5, 2022  |  Director's Blog

CAPS Conference: The Economist Projects What’s in Store for the Global Economy

I had the opportunity to sit in on a very thorough presentation by a member of the Economist Intelligence Unit at the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies meeting today.  This was followed by a compelling Q&A session with a number […]

Sep 26, 2022  |  Director's Blog

China, Taiwan, and Semiconductor Risks – Part 2

As I alluded to in an earlier post, the scenario of China invading Taiwan, and halting all semiconductor production is highly unlikely, for a number of reasons. First, the Taiwanese are a very nationalistic and patriotic group of people.  If […]