Coronavirus Impact on Supply Chains

Feb 22, 2022  |  Director's Blog

Supply chains remain wonky… and will continue that way for awhile (Jason Miller blog part 4)

I have been sitting in on interesting calls the past couple of days, and have also been exchanging emails with my colleague Jason Miller at Michigan State University, and also sat in on a presentation by Bill Villalon, recently retired […]

Feb 14, 2022  |  Director's Blog

What’s the outlook for inflation and supply chain relief in 2022? (Jason Miller Blog #3)

What’s in store for 2022? Many analysts are asking this question – as they weigh off the good news from earnings season, against the warnings of the Fed that inflation will result in increased interest rates.  However, one thing I […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Oct 20, 2021

Will Supply Issues Affect Holiday Shopping This Year?

As we enter the holiday shopping season, North Carolina State University experts say consumers may encounter supply-related roadblocks when checking off their shopping lists. Robert Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State, spoke with […]

Oct 13, 2021

Alert Your Parents: They’re Already Late on Their Holiday Shopping

BY DEBORAH B. SOLOMON · ILLUSTRATION BY ANA CUNA IF YOU HAVE ORDERED ANYTHING ONLINE LATELY — whether it’s a new bike, a pair of sneakers or a laptop — you may have noticed: Everything is taking a really long […]