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Feb 25, 2021  |  Articles

Biden’s Executive Order on Supply Chain Vulnerabilities: A Reality Check

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday that will result in a 100-day review of supply chains by the executive branch for pharmaceuticals, critical minerals, semiconductors and large capacity batteries. The 100-day review will be followed by a longer year-long […]

Feb 13, 2021  |  Articles

Improving the Lives of Apparel Workers by Creating an Ethical Apparel Index

The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative is proud to announce the award of a major research grant ($1.2 million)  from the Templeton World Charity Fund, that will be used to develop an Ethical Apparel Index and launch a new initiative under […]

Feb 20, 2020  |  Articles

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

This article was originally published on March 4th, 2019. UPDATE: The SCRC has partnered with FHI to produce a white paper based on the insights from the 2019 workshop on addressing labor shortages in warehouse and DC operations. To view […]

Apr 27, 2019  |  Articles

Closing the Gap Between Buyers and Sellers: “Everything is Changed, Nothing is Different”

We hosted an extremely successful set of speakers at our SCRC meeting this past week.  One of my core beliefs, that I’ve espoused over the 30 years that I’ve been working in this field, is that working together for mutually […]

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 Bruccoleri.  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 […]