Hospitals Suffer from a Lack of Market Transparency: New Evidence from a Research Project with SCWorx
Healthcare in the United States of America is a USD $3.2 Trillion industry, yet is often described by experts as a “cottage industry” due to the lack of maturity surrounding its contract management and supply chain practices. Research suggests that […]
Women in Supply Chain Panel Offers Great Advice to Future Supply Chain Leaders
I had the opportunity to sit in on the Women in Supply Chain Panel at the Innovative Women’s Forum, held at NC State University this past Friday October 12. The panel included a number of powerful women, including Amy Rumford, […]
The Value of Company Collaboration in an MBA Supply Chain Program
The NC State Poole College of Management’s Jenkins MBA supply chain management program rose four places to No. 15 in Gartner Research’s 2018 ranking of graduate supply chain programs in North America. Results of the survey were published on August […]
SCRC Meeting on Relational Contracting: Echos of Jimmy V…
The upcoming Supply Chain Resource Cooperative Bi-annual meeting is taking place on April 19, in historic Reynolds Coliseum, (with the memories of Jimmy V echoing in the hallways). It is only fitting that this year’s meeting takes place in a […]
Off to another exciting year of student-industry engagement at NC State on cutting-edge supply chain projects
In a prior post on 2018 supply chain predictions, I shared how NC State’s Poole College of Management engages directly with industry through student-led projects. I also predicted how this type of engagement would continue to grow in the future, […]
Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!
I had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects this past year, and in the process, spent a lot of time talking about digital supply chains with a lot of really informed people. Here are a few […]
Key Skills for Graduating MBA's in Supply Chain: Market Research, Data Cleaning, Analytics, ….and more Data!
Graham Givens, a recent graduate from our MBA program started his new role over the summer, and provided some great information and feedback on some of the lessons learned that he is experiencing based on his first month on the […]
MBA and Engineering Supply Chain Student Teams Kick Off this Week: Risk, Analytics, and Block Chain on the Agenda!
Fall semester at the Poole College of Management kicked off this week, and a new group of MBA and engineering students walked into our hallowed halls. In my MBA 541 class on supply chain relationships, I spent some time introducing […]
Best Supply Chain Blogs
Xeneta just posted their list of the “Top 24 Best Supply Chain Blogs“, which provides some great resources available to readers. These blogs span a wide variety of topics, and when combined, give you an idea of just how many […]
Writing Good Contracts Matters a LOT!
I have been having a lot of interesting discussions recently with both procurement and legal executives who are increasingly concerned with the state of their contract management processes. This is occurring for several reasons. The exposure of many companies to […]