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Jun 22, 2023

SCRC Meeting – Patrick Fox from VF Corporation: “Creating a Global Trade Playbook”

Patrick Fox, Senior Director for Customs and Trade Strategy for VF, presented at the SCRC and made a number of excellent observations about the current trade environment.  Patrick noted that… 

Feb 22, 2022

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… 

Oct 30, 2021

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… 

Oct 26, 2021

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… 

GTPA SCRC Partnership

May 3, 2021

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. 

Apr 22, 2021

Rob Handfield Explains the Ocean Container Shortage

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, says the increased volume of product the U.S. buys from China is a major reason behind the worldwide ocean container shortage.… 

Apr 1, 2021

MSC Begins to Roll Out $100 Million Security Revamp After 2019 Drug Bust

After a colossal drug bust aboard the MSC Gayane in 2019, MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) is implementing extensive security measures projected to cost $100 million from 2019 to 2024. MSC… 

Jan 16, 2021

Port Congestion Expected to Increase Well Beyond the Chinese New Year

The effects of the global pandemic have significantly impacted California-based port facilities in terms of labor availability and congestion, with December of 2020 being the worst month to date. A… 

Jan 11, 2021

Hong Kong Facing Uphill Battle to Maintain Port Status

With the Year of the Ox upon us, Hong Kong’s container industry faces the challenge of keeping up with port technology innovations, along with competitors offering lower terminal handling charges.… 

Nov 8, 2020

Emergent Supply Chain Challenges for Deployment of the COVID19 Vaccine: Saving the Commons

As we enter into the early stages of the second wave of COVID cases, hospitals and public health administrators are worried about the new influx of cases that will arrive…