Supply Chain Sustainability

Nov 17, 2021  |  Articles

GC3 Report Shows Significant Rise in Green Chemistry-Marketed Product Sales

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), in partnership with NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, North Carolina State University, the Dynamic Sustainability Lab at Syracuse University and Duke University, has released a new report documenting significant growth in green chemistry marketed products, both sales and consumer demand.   

Mar 11, 2021  |  Articles

The COVID vaccine is a utility, and what we need is a global vaccine visibility system

Let’s face it – the COVID vaccine is not a medical product in the traditional open market sense, produced by a company that competes with others based on the strength of their intellectual property.  The vaccine should be considered in […]

Feb 26, 2021  |  Articles

Jungheinrich Seeks to Improve Focus on Sustainability

Jungheinrich, a German company that oversees material handling-equipment and material flow engineering sectors, has decided to make sustainability their top priority.

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 […]

Nov 20, 2020  |  Articles

Poole Graduate Joydeep Ganguly believes in a “Goodness Chain” at Gilead Science

We have a lot of remarkable graduates that come out of the halls of Nelson Hall from the Poole College of Management, and one of the ones I have the pleasure to stay in touch with is Joydeep Ganguly.  He […]

Dec 20, 2019  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Discusses Burning Topics in Supply Chain on the Thomas Industry Update Podcast

By Carson Powell Rob Handfield, distinguished professor of operations and supply chain management and executive director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC), recently sat down with Tony Uphoff, founder and CEO of Thomas, for the Thomas Industry Update podcast. The […]

Nov 25, 2019  |  Articles

The WSJ Drucker Management 250 List: NC State’s Input into the Ratings

Every year about this time, the Wall Street Journal reveals its list of the Management Top 250 firms, which lists America’s Best-Run Companies.  The announcement, which appeared in today’s WSJ, identifies some of the top companies, with Amazon ranked at […]

Aug 21, 2019  |  Articles

Biobased Economy GROWS in 2018

I am proud to announce the release of a joint study completed by me and my colleagues Jay Golden, PhD of East Carolina University and Jesse Daystar, PhD of Duke University.  The study was published by the USDA’s Biopreferred program, […]

Jul 28, 2019  |  Articles

Global Sourcing and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

Low-cost country (LCC) sourcing is now a commonplace strategy for shrinking bottom line labor and material costs in most consumer products industries, including apparel, footwear, toys, and other manufactured products. Organizations continue to scour global markets for even lower labor […]

Jun 2, 2019  |  Articles

The Strange Relationship Between Oil Prices, Tariffs and Biobased Innovation

Oil prices have been rather volatile as of late, and are hovering around $58/bbl, down from an average of $65/bbl in 2018.  Oil prices impact a lot of things, one of which is the drive to innovate new biobased products […]