Global Logistics

Sep 29, 2019  |  Articles

What does the global trade chess board look like lately ?

Global trade is becoming more and more confusing, given the vast array of different tariffs, trade wars, 301’s, customs duties, and other shifts in global trade. I had the opportunity to speak with a few different industry experts this week, […]

Jul 9, 2019  |  Articles

Lead Logistics Provider Capabilities Will Require Customized Innovation

With the onset of cloud computing, automation, and machine learning, organizations are integrating their global supply chains, and finding themselves with more transactional data than they could have ever imagined.  The question of how to convert this data to strategic […]

Dec 17, 2018  |  Articles

UPS Supply Chain Innovation Keynote Presentation at SCRC Meeting this Fall

One of the highlights of our SCRC meeting was the presentation by David Quintilio, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at United Parcel Service.  David is a College of Management alum, originally from Asheville, and began working loading trucks […]

Sep 26, 2018  |  Articles

Changing Executive Mindsets on Global Product Integrity: The Fight Against Counterfeiting Is Here to Stay

I recently interviewed the Director of Brand Protection at a large pharmaceutical company, who shared with me the timeline around how his company gradually shifted and changed its views on brand security, and built a business case around the need […]

May 29, 2018  |  Articles

The Lowly Wooden Pallet is a Critical Conveyance in the Supply Chain

In a recent interview, discussions with Patrick Atagi, VP for Advocacy & External Affairs at the National Wooden Pallet and Contain Association (NWPCA)  helped to educate me on just how prolific wooden pallets are in the global supply chain.  Patrick […]

Jul 30, 2013  |  Articles

Global Logistics, Q&A with John Camp, Lenovo

Questions and Answers on Global Logistics, with John Camp, Lenovo Big Issues in Global Logistics Rob Handfield (Co-Director of SCRC): Hi, I’m here with John Camp, director of logistic solutions and transformation at Lenovo. John manages a lot of the […]

Nov 6, 2012  |  Articles

Global Logistics Trends & Strategies Survey

We are writing to request your participation in a research project being undertaken by Professor Rob Handfield, Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative at NC State University (http://scrc.ncsu.edu). The study is funded by […]

Jan 24, 2011  |  Articles

References: Developing Collaborative Supplier Partnerships

References p. 1 Burnes, B. & New, S. (1997). Collaboration in customer-supplier relationships: Strategy, operations and function of rhetoric. International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management. Fall 1997; V33. 2 Monczka,R., Trent, R., and Handfield, R. (1998). Purchasing and Supply […]

Jul 1, 2006  |  Articles

Conclusions: An Assessment of Manufacturing Customer Pain Points: Challenges for Researchers

Conclusions p. What should manufacturers be doing to improve the level of relational (social) capital in their supply networks through trust and collaboration? We decided to start off this special issue with a managerial look at supply chain pain points […]

Aug 18, 2004  |  Articles

Growing Emphasis on Product Lifecycle Management

To improve the communication between suppliers, customers, vendors, and distributors, companies are beginning to invest in product lifecycle management (PLM) software. Product lifecycle management is “an integrated, information-driven approach to all states of a product’s life from its design inception, […]