Innovation in the Supply Chain

Mar 22, 2021

New Railway System to Connect Mexico, United States and Canada

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) announced last week that it will purchase Kansas City Southern in a $29 billion deal to create a new entity called Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), which is still pending approval by the U.S. Surface Transportation […]

Feb 8, 2021

On-demand Trucking Paves New Roads for the Industry

The pandemic has created an exigency for on-demand strategies from both consumers and businesses. The trucking industry is no exception, especially as technological advances ensue. 

Feb 4, 2021

Staying on Track: Are Autonomous Trains the Future of Rail Logistics?

Many businesses have derailed because of the global pandemic. However, the demand for freight railroads has actually increased and, due to technological advancements in automation and big data, it is possible we will witness self-driving trains in the future.  Autonomous […]

Jan 27, 2021  |  Articles

Manufacturers and Tech Providers Teaming Up to Create Self-Governing Forklifts

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are beginning to explore new technologies that can possibly transform manual forklifts and pallet trucks into self-governing machines. By consulting with technologically advanced providers, manufacturers are shifting to robotics because they see it as an innovative […]

Jul 10, 2020

Will People Ever Go Back to Work in an Office?

As we continue to plow through the difficult times, with COVID cases spiking in multiple states across the country, the hopes for a normal return to the workplace is diminishing every day.  It is unlikely that we will ever return […]

Jun 1, 2020  |  Director's Blog

Tom Linton’s Advice to Students: “Don’t Listen to the Status Quo!”

“If you go to a hospital and a nursing station in a hospital, there may be 2 or 3 nurses, managing 30 or 40 patients.  Each patient has a pulse, and the nurses are monitoring all the patients by exception.  […]

Jan 25, 2020  |  Director's Blog

Clay Christensen – A Great Academic and a Good Guy

This week we lost a great operations management scholar, Clay Christensen, who passed away in a battle with leukemia.  Christensen was a respected scholar at the Harvard Business School, and was well known for his work “The Innovator’s Dilemna”. Christensen […]

Jan 14, 2020  |  Articles

Third Annual State of Supply Chain Data Quality and Governance Report Released

This morning, the SCRC and Ivalua released the latest report on the state of data governance in supply chains, which provides insights into some of the key trends in this rapidly shifting area. This year’s study was conducted with the […]

Nov 25, 2019  |  Articles

The WSJ Drucker Management 250 List: NC State’s Input into the Ratings

Every year about this time, the Wall Street Journal reveals its list of the Management Top 250 firms, which lists America’s Best-Run Companies.  The announcement, which appeared in today’s WSJ, identifies some of the top companies, with Amazon ranked at […]

Sep 22, 2019  |  Director's Blog

Data Quality Is Critical To The Supply Chain Function – Did Someone Forget To Ask?

This blog post is co-written by my colleague Joseph Yacura, who came up with the brilliant idea when we were chatting yesterday! Data quality and governance has always been “important” to the supply chain function, but today it is “critical”.  […]