Food Supply Chain – Coronavirus

Jul 9, 2020  |  Director's Blog

Automation in the Meat Packing Industry is on the Horizon

An article in the Wall Street Journal discussed the emerging technology of automation in the meat packing industry.  This is no doubt a harbinger of more automation to come not just in this industry, but in all industries where human […]

Apr 23, 2020  |  Articles

The Negative Effects of Shifting Food Supply Chains

By Carson Powell Food suppliers are having to make the tough shift from restaurants to grocery stores as COVID-19 keeps restaurant doors closed. Rob Handfield, executive director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and professor of operations and supply chain management, […]

Apr 17, 2020  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Predicts an Impending Meat Supply Hit

Experts are predicting a shortage in the meat supply in the coming weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the conditions in meatpacking plants. Rob Handfield, executive director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and professor of operations and supply chain […]

Apr 14, 2020  |  Director's Blog

COVID19: An Update on Chicken, Meat, and Paper Products

Since I last wrote about the subject of shortages of grocery items on WRAL and on our video blogs, there has been considerably more concern about what is happening to the food supply chains.   I spent some time discussing this […]

Mar 17, 2020  |  Director's Blog

Supply Chain Issues Impacting the Country’s Recovery from the Coronavirus

The current pandemic is beginning to create panic in the general population, and in some cases, it is misplaced.  For example, grocery stores have seen massive stock-outs of common items that people are beginning to hoard as a result of […]