Siemens BT: Every analytical transformation requires a “Jonah Hill”
One of our newest SCRC partners, Siemens Building Technologies, recently shared their insights on creating an analytics strategy. This effort was led by the Chief Procurement Officer for Siemens BT, Carl Oberland, but has recently been rolled out across the […]
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 […]
Professor Cecil Chester Bozarth III, PhD: In Memoriam
I lost a good friend on May 27, just as a son lost his father, a wife lost her husband, two parents lost a son, two sisters lost a brother, and North Carolina State University lost a witty and exceptional […]
Fake News, Trusting Data, and the President’s Tweets: Around the World with Reuters
As noted in my previous blog, I had the pleasure of attending the Thomson Reuters Government Conference, and sat on a panel with Andy Russell, Lead Director, Department of Defense Programs. Prior to our panel session, a panel of Reuters […]
Relational Contracting Part I: MUFG Experiments with Blockchains
“One of the best meetings ever!” This is a comment I hear a lot at the conclusion of every one of our SCRC meetings the past few years. Either we are getting better and better at bringing in some of […]
Excess and Obsolete Inventory: An Outcome of a Series of Unfortunate Events!
Inventory continues to be a problem for many companies. In particular, inventory that is considered “Excess and Obsolete” often accumulates and has to be dealt with – often at the end of the fiscal year. During tax season, this is also […]
Shoes Made out of Corn? First-ever Plant-based Shoe by Reebok A Great Case in Innovation at Work!
Reebok is an American-inspired global brand with a deep fitness heritage and the mission to design and create the best gear and experiences for the sport of fitness and for fitness athletes around the globe. Reebok strives to inspire people […]
Bio Based product dashboard adds a new way of tracking sustainability progress
A recent report published by the SCRC in the Poole College of Management and East Carolina University adds a new set of metrics for executives and NGO’s interested in understanding the progress of the US economy to improving its sustainability […]
Get Ready for the Electronification of Everything …and More Global Component Shortages!
I had an opportunity to speak with some executives this week that are frequently in Asia, negotiating with suppliers of everything from memory, semiconductors, and multiple other types of electronic components. Anyone who is working in this industry knows that […]
Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: An Interview with Robert Handfield
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