Global Logistics

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.

Apr 22, 2021  |  Articles

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. “Ships are getting larger and larger, and slower and slower,” […]

Apr 1, 2021  |  Articles

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 is the world’s largest ocean carrier, surpassing Maersk in 2020. […]

Jan 16, 2021  |  Articles

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 significant boost in imports is the reason for overcrowding, and […]

Jan 11, 2021  |  Articles

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. Due to these impediments, the development of the Hong Kong […]

Nov 8, 2020  |  Articles

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 before the development and deployment of COVID vaccines in 2021.  […]

Aug 21, 2020  |  Articles

The Hinge Factor in Supply Chains: A History Lesson

An important component of digital dexterity is known as a “hinge factor:” the mental agility to respond to and know what to do with data as it flows into one’s consciousness. As we discussed previously, even as systems evolve to […]

Aug 2, 2020  |  Articles

Global Trade Professional Alliance Launches APEC Survey With SCRC Research Team

APEC Global Supply Chains Resiliency Survey Launched With the world economy facing multiple disruptions, including slow economic growth, natural disasters, and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic, global value chains (GVCs), and supply chains more broadly, are transforming rapidly. While past […]

Mar 24, 2020  |  Articles

Interconnected Nature of Supply Chains Makes Disruptions Worse But Fixable, Says Professor Heese

By Justin Goldberg This article was originally published on the Poole College of Management News website here. Supply chain comprises the processes by which production and distribution are achieved — the purchasing, logistics and operations that help companies create and […]

Feb 9, 2020  |  Articles

Coronavirus reminds us to review supply chain continuity plans

The rapid escalation of the Corona virus has now devastated China and other regions, resulting in more than 800 deaths and more than 37,000 cases worldwide.  The most critical outcome of this issue is the tragic loss of life, but […]