Social Media in Supply Chains

Dec 14, 2016  |  Director's Blog

Day 3: Lenovo Goes About Creating the End to End Transparent Supply Chain

On the third day the team visited the Lenovo “Green Data Center”, and learned of how Lenovo is working to create their “converged” network servers that are on the leading edge of being focused on sustainable high speed efficient performance. […]

Dec 13, 2016  |  Director's Blog

More Insights on Deploying the Digital Supply Chain

On the second day of our executive focus group on the LIVING Supply Chain, the group took the opportunity to share insights regarding the emerging trends in the future of supply chains, with a focus on digitization, development of analytics and […]

Oct 21, 2016  |  Director's Blog

Procurement Analytics Conferences Feature Emerging of Cognitive Procurement Technologies

I had the opportunity to attend a number of exciting events on procurement analytics in the last month.   First, I attended a CAPS Research event in RTP on Procurement Analytics, held right down the road at IBM headquarters.  Next, […]

Apr 27, 2016  |  Director's Blog

SCRC Meeting Insights Part II: Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies

As organizations move towards visible, high velocity, transparent supply chains, a number of questions arise that are fundamental to the business, but which executive often struggle to answer with any clarity. How do we extend the concept visibility and control […]

Apr 20, 2016  |  Director's Blog

A Fireside Chat with John Sculley, Apple's former CEO

I sat in on a great session at SIG today, where SIG’s CEO Dawn Tiura had a “fireside chat” with John Sculley.  Sculley was the legendary CEO of Pepsi Cola Co who was recruited by Steve Jobs to Apple. John served […]

Mar 15, 2016  |  Director's Blog

Procurement Technology: An Update from Spend Matters in Baltimore

Today I travelled to Baltimore to attend the ISM/Spend matters Global Procurement Tech Summit.  I will be speaking on procurement analytics tomorrow, but got to attend a set of great sessions over the first half of the day. The first speaker […]

Jan 21, 2016  |  Director's Blog

A solution for the "New Normal": Real Time Supply Chain thinking

The current environment we find ourselves in is indeed perilous. As the stock market continues to spin up and down in a volatile fashion, brokers and Wall Street types are looking at a dour projection. Growth is projected to be […]

Dec 9, 2015  |  Director's Blog

Becoming a Valued Business Partner: Procurement Analytics SCRC Meeting Insights

The December 2015 SCRC meeting was held this week in the brand spanking new Talley Student Center, and was a resounding success.  We had over 200 people attend the student poster sessions on Monday, and almost 130 executives, students, and […]

Oct 20, 2015  |  Director's Blog

NC State's Poole College of Management JUMPS in the rankings – and we need your support!

Bloomberg Businessweek released its MBA rankings today, placing the Jenkins MBA at number 29 among full-time MBA programs in the United States. This ranking is a notable jump from number 54 just a year ago and number 63 (out of 63) three […]

Sep 16, 2014  |  Director's Blog

Notes from ProcureCon Indirect West at the Wigwam in Phoenix Arizona

Had a great time today speaking at the ProcureCon conference in Phoenix today, and spent a good deal of time talking to a number of the different solutions providers in the vendor area. I was amazed at the speed and […]