Logistics

Feb 22, 2022  |  Articles

Logistics journal sees jump in submissions and special issues

As the Editor in Chief of the Logistics journal, I am striving to continuously improve the scope and reach of the journal, and explore innovative new topics that we are facing.  In 2022, global logistics is more important than ever.  […]

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 […]

Nov 23, 2021  |  Articles

Maybe its time for consumers to consume less…Market Satiation as a new supply chain strategy

The current set of supply chain disruptions is being set off by a combination of COVID cases and energy disruptions in manufacturing hubs around the world, labor shortages, lack of capital infrastructure investment, misaligned transportation resources (a lack of containers, […]

Oct 30, 2021  |  Articles

Los Angeles Port Bottlenecks Don’t Have Any Short-term Fixes

There is no question that the LA port is one of the biggest economic bottlenecks facing the United States.  The success of the port is undeniably tied to the success of the global economy.  The Los Angeles port has experienced […]

Oct 26, 2021  |  Articles

The Increasing Role of Climate Change in Supply Chain Disruptions

Major supply chain disruptions due to weather-related incidents are on the rise, and one can’t dismiss these as a “once-in-a-century” event any more.  The Texas freeze and Hurricane Ida severely disrupted petrochemical production, which had a ripple effect on the […]

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 […]

Sep 23, 2021  |  Articles

Rob Handfield on Amazon’s Struggle with Bad Business Practices in China

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, explains why quality control has become Amazon’s logistical downside with its suppliers in China. “Amazon’s whole business model is about distribution, not sourcing, so they never developed capabilities like auditing or […]

May 11, 2021  |  Articles

Colonial Pipeline Emergency Leads to Safety Regulation Exemptions

The Colonial Pipeline shutdown occurring last Friday resulted in federal regulators issuing an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of federal motor carrier safety regulations — specifically those that affect hours-of-service rules. The effect will remain until June 8th, or […]

May 10, 2021  |  Articles

TIA Petitions FMCSA to Crack Down on Illegal Dispatching

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) filed a petition in November at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) aiming to eliminate illegal dispatching. The TIA is exploring the idea of getting lawmakers to include the changes proposed to the FMCSA […]

May 3, 2021  |  Articles

SCRC Plays Pivotal Role in Initiative to Improve Global Supply Chain Resiliency

A team of NC State students and faculty played an integral role in a newly-launched global campaign to build integrity and resilience for businesses that participate in value chains.