COVID-19 Supply Chain View from the Field

Jan 22, 2022  |  Director's Blog

Jason Miller Blog Post Part 1: Grocery stores aren’t gouging consumers – their costs are going up!..

It is my pleasure to begin this series of joint blog posts with Jason Miller, Associate Professor of Logistics at Michigan State University.  Jason has been terrific about sharing new insights on the economy based on a variety of different […]

Dec 28, 2021  |  Articles

Are Procurement and Logistics Executives Aligned When Faced with Current Supply Chain Challenges?

Procurement and supply chain executives are on the “same team” – and in general, a recent study conducted by the SCRC and GEP suggests that there is strong alignment between the two functions when it comes to prioritizing lower risks […]

Dec 13, 2021  |  Director's Blog

SCRC Supply Chain Index contributes again to the 2021 Wall Street Journal Top 250 Best Managed Companies

This year, as in the past five years, our supply chain index contributed to the overall ranking of firms in the top 250 best managed companies, as ranked by the Drucker Institute. The top companies in 2011 included the following: […]

Nov 30, 2021

Supply Chain Crisis Could Disrupt Holiday Shopping

(Via CBS News): About 63 million Americans were expected to take part in Cyber Monday shopping despite potential shipping delays caused by supply chain backlogs. CBS News’ Meg Oliver reports on the busiest online shopping day of the year. Then, […]

Nov 28, 2021  |  Articles

Five Myths About the Supply Chain Heading Into 2022

This article was originally published by The Washington Post here. Shelves are empty. Online orders take much longer to arrive. The media is warning of a Christmas devoid of presents. The supply chain has probably affected you firsthand in some […]

Nov 23, 2021  |  Articles

Maybe its time for consumers to consume less…Market Satiation as a new supply chain strategy

The current set of supply chain disruptions is being set off by a combination of COVID cases and energy disruptions in manufacturing hubs around the world, labor shortages, lack of capital infrastructure investment, misaligned transportation resources (a lack of containers, […]

Nov 15, 2021  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Predicts Continued Inflation Amid Supply Chain Shortage

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, sees the inflation from work shortages, port backups and fractured supply chains continuing into the new year. “The cost of shipping via truck has gone up. The cost of putting things […]

Nov 12, 2021

Designing a Test Kit Supply Chain in Response to COVID-19

Summary of sponsored research conducted through NC State University’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC), July 2020 – August 2021 Background and Introduction In the summer of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to wreak havoc on public health systems across the […]

Nov 6, 2021  |  Articles

Human-machine Tradeoffs in Supply Chain Decisions (and the LA Port)

The current set of supply chain disruptions is bringing increased focus on the need for digital transformation of our supply chains.  Nowhere is digital transformation needed more than the Los Angeles port, where major operational disconnects are occurring between ships, […]

Nov 2, 2021  |  Director's Blog

It’s a Great Time To Be a Supply Chain Major!

In the midst of all of the news about supply chain shortages and problems at ports, there is a silver lining in all of this; the demand for supply chain students to solve these problems has never been greater!  In […]