How sustainable is your food? Ask Field to Market
Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, has over ten years of experience in eco-labeling. FTM was founded in order to address the question of how US agriculture can better define, measure, and advance the […]
SCRC Executive Roundtable: Combating Counterfeit in the Supply Chain
This week the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative is holding an executive panel focused on the challenges of dealing with counterfeiting in the supply chain. We will be hosting a number of major public and private sector participants including the Air Force, the […]
NC State ranked as a top 25 global supply chain programs at SCM World… and here's why!
Great news this week for NC State as SCM World announced its top 25 supply chain management programs globally. The NC State Supply Chain program was listed as one of the top 25 programs in the world, which says a lot […]
Biobased Economy Continues to Grow: USDA Secretary Announces NC State-Duke Study Results on Monday
I’m writing to share an exciting new report released today entitled “An Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry: 2016 Update.” This new report shows how the U.S. biobased industry continues to grow and generate substantial economic activity […]
Locally Sourced and Organic…"*Where You Can!"
I had an interesting discussion with an expert in the food industry, and we discussed some of the emerging trends going on in food packaging and local sourcing for food. It turns out that consumers are now getting very picky […]
Guest Post from SCRC Research Fellow Graham Givens: Update from the National Restaurant Association Meeting
Today’s guest post is from Graham Givens. Graham is a Research Fellow at the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, where he works closely on local food systems through the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. He reports on his recent visit to […]
The Drive To 100% Bio-based Plastic Bottles
When Coca Cola set about thinking about how to drive sustainability into their supply chain, they recognized from the outset that the entire end to end life cycle of a bottle of Coke needed to be considered. Most people don’t […]
Procurement as a Non-Profit Center for Supply Chain Risk Consolidation
I spent some time this week with a group of procurement executives from Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, a company that conducts all of the procurement and supply chain activity for YUM! brands (including Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell, as well […]
Industrial Biotechnology: Designing the new bio-based supply chain of the future
In the recent issue of Industrial Biotechnology, Jay Golden and I published a set of insights related to the challenges that exist as part of the industrial biobased economy. As part of the reauthorization of the 2014 Farm Bill, we […]
Q: Food vs Fuel? A: Wrong question…We need more efficient markets!
I have been working with Jay Golden at Duke University on the biobased forecasting project for the USDA, seeking to understand the current scope of the biobased product market ( focused on non-fuel, non-food products). I had the opportunity to […]