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 […]
Procurement Leadership is Needed for the New Era of Disruption Ahead
I recently spoke at the National Contract Management Association on the subject of human capital in supply chains, and the need for building leadership skills in our procurement and supply chain professionals. This subject has become of critical importance in […]
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 […]
Will Supply Chain Price Increases Result in Inflation? The Fed isn’t Worried…
As vaccination rates in the US, the UK, and Europe have risen, economies have shifted back and capital projects are beginning to resume. However, significant problems remain with respect to major shortages and price increases that exist in supply chains. […]
Rob Handfield Puts More Emphasis on Cybersecurity During Meat Processor Hack
Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, sees no reason for consumers to rush out and buy meat amid the recent meat processor hack. Instead, he implores companies to be wary of potential cyber attacks. “It’s a sign […]
How Confident is the U.S. in the Vaccine Roll-out Plan?
Professor Dan Finkenstadt and I have completed a recent analysis of relative attitudes towards the COVID vaccine’s effectiveness and distribution plan. This survey was conducted over the last four weeks, with a diverse population. The sample included a raw diverse […]
Existential Questions to Consider in Human and Digital Supply Chain Transformation
This blog was offered by Joe Yacura, CEO and founder of the International Association of Data Quality, Governance, and Analytics. Today’s supply chains are being re-engineered aggressively as a result of the COVID pandemic impacts on business. Decisions need to […]
Key Takeaways from our Vaccine Supply Chain Webinar on December 16
As the Pfizer vaccine is rolling out across the country this week, Major Dan Finkenstadt and I delivered a webinar, in which we identified a list of possible concerns and “hiccups” that may lie in store for distribution of the […]
The SCRC’s Contribution to the WSJ’s Best Managed Companies
Once again, the Drucker Institute has put together a list of the “Top 250 Best Managed Companies”, which was highlighted in the Wall Street Journal. And like last year, the ratings put forth by the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative remain […]
Diversifying the Supply Base to Prepare for Disruption in COVID: Now is the Time!
Diversifying your supply base prior to a major crisis like COVID is more important than ever as we go into the winter season. The likelihood of another surge is now becoming apparent, as the cases in Europe and the US […]