Social Media in Supply Chains

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 […]

Aug 1, 2013  |  Director's Blog

Effective supply chain management through social networking: Guest Blog by Nicholas Moores

Today’s blog is a guest post by Nick Moores on social networking for supply chains.  Although this is a topic that is bandied about a great deal, Nick shares some interesting insights into how managers need to think about social […]