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Director’s Blog

Jun 19, 2024

How Road Freight Technologies Are Reshaping Maritime Shipping Practices

Today’s blog is written by a guest writer, Graham Perry, a writer at Business Tech Innovations specializing in logistics supply chain optimization. With expertise in fleet management and transportation technology,… 

May 6, 2024

The Origins and Growth of Supply Chain Management – and the Need for a Common Lexicon

The term “supply chain management” quickly exploded into the public lexicon during COVID, at which time people would often heard saying “blame it on the supply chain”! For the first… 

Apr 10, 2024

The China Container Risk in Global Supply Chain and Foreign Trade

I recently sat on an ASTM F49 Committee Meeting on supply chain standards (I serve as the pro bono secretary for the committee). ASTM International is a standards development organization… 

Mar 7, 2024

Do Tariffs Really Impact China’s Global Supply Chain?

Co-authored with Clark Banach, PhD I recently had a fantastic discussion with Clark Banach, Program Director at Aletheia Research Institution and Futures Fellow at MERICS (Mercator Institute for China Studies),… 

Feb 28, 2024

GameaPalooza US AirForce Event at NC State Draws a Crowd!

Gaming in military education has traditionally been reserved for wargaming and simulation, however, a recent event hosted by NC State, entitled “Gameapalooza” spotlighted emerging applications of gaming technology, specifically for the… 

Jan 16, 2024

Comparing the 2023 National Defense Industrial Strategy (NDIS): A Critique and Comparison to Supply Chain Immunity

The Department of Defense released four days ago its inaugural National Defense Industrial Strategy (NDIS), which is intended  to  guide the Department’s engagement, policy development, and investment in the industrial… 

Jan 2, 2024

Supply Chain Leadership Series VIII: Todd Imhoff, CEO, Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions (YUM)

Running a Purchasing Cooperative involves many stakeholders! As President and CEO Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions (RSCS), Todd Imhoff is responsible for all aspects of RSCS’s business strategy, overseeing the quick-service restaurant… 

Dec 27, 2023

Supply Chain Leadership Series VII: Matthew Wallace, CEO, Project DXM

Changing the way people buy apparel Matthew Wallace has worked in a number of apparel management roles over his career, including as a Senior Director of Sourcing for Merchandising at… 

Dec 9, 2023

“I heard you on the wireless back in ’52”: Generative AI from an educational perspective

Fink provides insights into AI in procurement that surpasses anyone else I've seen in the field... Rob Handfield 

Nov 29, 2023

Supply Chain Leadership Series VI: Pam Heminger, Senior Vice President of Procurement & Planning, Caterpillar

Driving Transformation in a Global Organization Pam Heminger knows a thing or two about transformation. During her 24 years at Honda of America, she helped implement many of the supply…