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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 […]

Jun 29, 2018  |  Articles

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 […]

Jun 6, 2018  |  Articles

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 […]

Apr 2, 2018  |  Articles

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 […]

Mar 22, 2018  |  Whitepapers

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 […]

Mar 5, 2018  |  Articles

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 […]

Jul 30, 2013  |  Articles

The Evolution of Supply Management, Q&A with Dave Nelson

Questions and Answers on the Evolution of Supply Management with Dave Nelson Rob Handfield (Co-Director of SCRC): Well, we’re here today at the SCRC Meeting, meeting here with Dave Nelson. Dave has been a distinguished colleague of mine for many […]

Jul 30, 2013  |  Articles

The Global Economy, Q&A with Jason Schenker, Prestige Economics, LLC

Question and Answers on the Global Economy, with Jason Schenker, Prestige Economics, LLC What’s Happening in the Global Economy? Rob Handfield (Co-Director of SCRC): I’m here with Jason Schenker, president of Prestige Economics, LLC. Jason is a regular speaker at […]

Apr 21, 2011  |  Articles

The Supply Chain IT Investment Enigma: Companies are Rethinking IT Investments

After a period of significant downsizing and reduction in IT, supply chain executives need to re-think their IT investment strategies, particularly given the dominance of the Web, social media and cloud computing. Fundamentally, there are two components of IT investment: […]

Apr 20, 2011  |  Articles

A Quick Primer on BPM: Business Process Management

The concept of business process management (BPM for short) has been around for a number of years now, but just what does it entail? What are the major activities and decisions surrounding BPM? And where can an interested reader go […]