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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”. […]
The expanding scope of procurement analytics: Some initial thoughts
Procurement analytics, which supports decision making in procurement management, typically handles problems and decisions that are related to cost reduction, supplier management, cost modeling, procurement-led innovation, market strategies, supply chain risk, and stakeholder value improvement (Handfield, Jeong, and Choi 2019). […]
First NCSU Procurement Leadership Program a Great Success!
We held our first ever Procurement Leadership workshop this week, hosting a group of executives from Altria, American Red Cross, Cheniere Energy, Smith & Nephew, RSCS (YUM! Brands) and the US Air Force. The mix of executives from both the […]
Leveraging Technology in the Retail Supply Chain
Companies in the retail sector are looking to automation, artificial intelligence, and other technological advancements to augment various sectors of their business. Savvy businesses are deploying new technology solutions everywhere from their supply chains to their storefronts. Technology is assisting […]
SCRC Meeting: Closing the Gap Between Marketing and Procurement
Our upcoming SCRC meeting on April 25 will explore a topic that has been top of mind for me and several other people for some time. To give you a clue as to what this is about, consider the typical […]