SCM Research

Jul 16, 2018  |  Articles

Pharmaceutical offshoring makes recalls more costly with more quality headaches

I spent some time working on a study of how offshoring impacts quality issues, specifically product recalls, with a number of researchers at the University of Palermo, led by Manfredi Bruccolori.  Our research led to some very interesting findings on […]

Apr 9, 2018  |  Articles

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 […]

Mar 1, 2013  |  Articles

Beyond Procurement Survey

We are working with a team of global researchers conducting a study called ““Beyond Procurement”:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bpsusa”, which focuses on how organizations are moving to create the next level of procurement excellence. Please consider taking this survey if you have any duties […]

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 […]

Jun 18, 2012  |  Articles

Labor & Human Rights Supply Chain: Market Research Aerospace & Defense Sustainability Report

h2. Introduction & Key Issues p. Aerospace & Defense is an industry dependent on high dollar contracts to deliver high end products such as airplanes, fighter jets, tanks and other high dollar items. Since the main driver of this industry […]

Dec 15, 2011  |  Articles

NC State’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative Educates in the Real World

North Carolina State University’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) is a unique university-industry initiative that provides MBA and undergraduate students with opportunities to apply supply chain (SC) theory and concepts to field-based projects over a semester. We integrate field-based student […]

Jul 1, 2006  |  Articles

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

Findings p. Ten distinct categories emerged, most of which were classified by respondents as severe as well as having a high probability of occurrence. For each of these categories, we provide 1) examples of statements made by the senior executives […]

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 […]

Jul 1, 2006  |  Articles

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

Methodology h3. Interviews with supply chain executives We began by creating the interview protocol and establishing contact with senior supply chain executives from ten Fortune 100 manufacturing companies to identify pain points inhibiting their organizations’ ability to innovate. Interviews were […]

Jul 1, 2006  |  Articles

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

Background Organizations now recognize that business functions that manage the supply chain (purchasing, logistics, and operations) are critical contributors to competitive advantage and profitability. Until recently, organizations’ attempts to gain competitive advantage focused primarily on marketing, product differentiation, and the […]