Digital Supply Chain

Jun 22, 2022  |  Director's Blog

Supply Chain Resiliency and the Role of Public-Private Collaboration: Results from an FDA Panel

I recently facilitated an FDA panel that focused on creating a resilient supply chain for the medical devices industry.  The virtual panel, Building Medical Device Supply Chain Resilience: A Healthcare and Public Health Ecosystem-Wide Collaboration, featured a number of speakers […]

May 10, 2022  |  Director's Blog

SCRC Partner Company DXM Named to the World Economic Forum’s List of Technology Pioneers

I was delighted to hear from Matt Wallace, Project DXM‘s CEO, that the company had been named to the WEF’s list of Technology Pioneers –  growth-stage companies from around the world that are using new technologies and innovation poised to […]

May 4, 2022  |  Director's Blog

Rising Interest Rates: Maybe It’s Time to Bring Back the Forgotten Art of Price Analysis

Price analysis is a subject that is often overlooked in supply chain education, (although it is certainly a big part of our chapter on Strategic Cost Management in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management).  This is perhaps a “forgotten art” that […]

Apr 27, 2022  |  Director's Blog

Dealing with Supply Chain Uncertainty After Covid: Insights from the Experts

A small group of executives enjoyed a particularly interesting set of insights yesterday at our first Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting since December, 2019.  Meeting on a rainy day at the NC State Faculty Club, we enjoyed some great opinions […]

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 […]

Jan 29, 2022  |  Articles

Jason Miller Blog 2: Will Intel’s investments make a dent in our dependence on foreign semiconductors?

A great deal of hoopla is being made of Intel’s investments in its new $20 billion semiconductor chip plant near Columbus, Ohio, which Intel claims could expand into a $100 billion complex with eight fabrication plants.  This is of course […]

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 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, […]

Sep 8, 2021  |  Director's Blog

Kairos Research, NC State, ASU Win IARPA Contract to Analyze Hidden Risks in Complex Supply Chains

If you look far enough back in history, you will find the literal definition of a linchpin to be an item which kept the wheels from falling off wooden carts.  During the recent COVID-19 crisis, we have all experienced firsthand the consequences of […]

Jul 26, 2021  |  Director's Blog

Human Resource Planning for Procurement, Contract Management and Supply Chain Management

I spoke recently on the subject of Strategic Human Capital, and the importance of developing human resource planning for supply chains with Dan Finkenstadt at the NCMA World Congress.  Much of the material was developed by Dr. Ian George, who […]