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Emerging Issues in Supply Chain

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… 

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 20, 2023

Annual “Doing Good with OM and OR” Workshop focused on making an impact on society

Tim Kraft and Eda Kemahlioglu-Ziya (shown below) organized this event, and also wrote this brief summary of the day. On Friday, November 17th, the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative hosted its… 

Jun 22, 2023

SCRC Meeting – Patrick Fox from VF Corporation: “Creating a Global Trade Playbook”

Patrick Fox, Senior Director for Customs and Trade Strategy for VF, presented at the SCRC and made a number of excellent observations about the current trade environment.  Patrick noted that… 

May 26, 2023

Why resilient and supply chain objectives can be achieved through the same means.

May 11, 2023

Shining a Light on the EV Supply Chain: A Poor Environmental and Human Rights Record

For years, the public has been going around buying electric vehicles, claiming that they are promoting “clean energy” and contributing to less global warming, feeling very smug about themselves.  However,… 

Apr 30, 2023

Which Industries are Most Affected by Fed Rate Increases?

NC State statistics grad students, Shaoyu Wang and Bryan Bittner collectively worked on a project to analyze the impact of the federal rate hikes on various industrial sectors.  I challenged them… 

Jan 22, 2023

“All You Need Is Love”: Unpacking the book “Flow: How The Best Supply Chains Thrive”

A Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal Ph.D., University of Leeds My colleague Rajinder provides a thoughtful commentary on our most recent book publication: Flow: How The Best Supply Chains Thrive,… 

Jan 1, 2023

Ten Supply Chain Predictions for 2023

As we go into the first week of 2023, many are wondering what’s ahead for global commerce and supply chains.  As I’ve done in prior years, I’ll make a few…