Supply Chain Management

Jan 18, 2018  |  Director's Blog

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, […]

Jan 16, 2018  |  Director's Blog

Low unemployment is great for everyone, right? (Not so much in logistics…)

Unemployment levels are at an all time low.  Economists are trumpeting about the economy, and how great this is for everyone.  Employers added 228,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low of 4.1%, the government reported in […]

Dec 22, 2017  |  Articles

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 […]

Dec 17, 2017  |  Director's Blog

SCRC Innovation and Social Responsibility Supply Index: A Critical Input to “Drucker Management Top 250 List”

Research by NC State Poole College Professor Robert Handfield, director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative based Poole College, and Yung-Yun Huang, a recent graduate of North Carolina State University’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in operations research, supplied two of the […]

Dec 11, 2017  |  Director's Blog

Healthcare Utilization Management: Solving the Mystery of the Missing Inventory

I recently had a chance to interview a supply chain director from  a mid-sized hospital in New York state, that was very insightful in helping me to think about the challenge around inventory management.  The supply chain officer described the […]

Dec 4, 2017  |  Director's Blog

Guest Blog: 13 things you need to know about freight forwarding

Today’s guest blog is from John Stuart of the International Logistics Center.  He shares some interesting information about freight forwarding, that anyone in logistics should be aware of. Freight forwarding is one of the most widely used methods of international […]

Dec 2, 2017  |  Articles

SCRC Meeting Part 2: DHL’s Advanced Analytical Team Models Logistics Challenges

In our second SCRC presentation, a team from DHL Supply Chain spoke about how digital issues are changing their business. DHL is a global business that manages 3.6M tons of airfreight, but also operates as Deutsche Post in Germany.  It […]

Nov 21, 2017  |  Articles

The Legal Implications of Transport Visibility is NOT Good News for Truckers

Our prior post discussed the benefits and challenges of visibility in logistics.  But WAIT!  There’s more to it than just benefits. Carriers and shippers should also proceed carefully as they move into the era of visibility, and start asking the […]

Nov 21, 2017  |  Articles

Transportation Providers are not All Happy About Visibility

At a recent CSCMP meeting, I attended a session of transportation providers called “Supply Chain Visibility and the Possible Legal Implications” – and the participants shared some insights into their serious concerns about the implications of visibility in the transport […]

Nov 21, 2017  |  Director's Blog

Exploring Visibility in the Supply Chain: Themes for the Nov 2017 SCRC Meeting

Our upcoming meeting on November 29th, the 36th semi-annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting, will explore some of the more interesting aspects of how organizations are coping with the availability of greater visibility in the supply chain.  While the benefits […]