What Are Organizations Focused on Improving in Supply Chains in 2021?
The world we knew in 2019 has forever changed. Although global supply chains have grown more efficient through improvements in software technologies, cloud computing, mobilization, etc., many of the supply chains I’ve studied encountered are poorly equipped to operate a […]
Procurement Leadership is Needed for the New Era of Disruption Ahead
I recently spoke at the National Contract Management Association on the subject of human capital in supply chains, and the need for building leadership skills in our procurement and supply chain professionals. This subject has become of critical importance in […]
Can we re-shore and create a US semiconductor industry? Maybe…
I participated today in the National Academies of Engineering, Science, and Medicine’s “Logistics and Manufacturing under Attack Virtual” Workshop, that involved a number of Department of Defense, private sector companies (GE, Pratt & Whitney), and academic partners, to discuss the […]
Supply Chain Explores Digital Scouting in the Era of COVID-19
In the spring of 2020, economic prosperity came to a standstill when COVID-19 mushroomed across the globe, leaving the flow of supply chain stagnant. A year later, supply chain, along with many other jobs, began to utilize digital scouting as […]
Advice to Students Getting Ready for Internship Recruiting Season: Put Away Your Cell Phones!
Editor’s Note: This post is to address a more overarching need and general approach towards professional etiquette, and is not directed towards the use of cell phones during the college’s recruiting events themselves. Students have been instructed to use the Career […]
Guest Post: An MBA student’s perspective on the ISM Meeting 2019
This week’s guest post is from my MBA student, Nikhil Singh, who accompanied me to the recent Institute for Supply Management conference in Houston. I enjoyed hearing his perspectives on the sessions, and invited him to post to my blog. […]
Dell’s Supply Chain Data Analytics Center (SCDnA)
Dell and EMC merged last year, producing a power combination of products including laptops, PC’s, and high end servers. As part of this shift, Dell moved towards creating a series of Data Analytics Centers across the organization, including one for […]
Relational Contracts Student Insight: Codifying the Deal is Key!
In Part 2 of our blog series leading up to the SCRC meeting this coming Thursday on “Relational Contracting”, we feature a white paper developed by Tracy Burnett, a second year MBA in our online program. Tracy here discusses some […]
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 […]
Creating the Right Team Culture for A Deluge of Data: Storytelling as a Core Capability
A core element in the LIVING supply chain is the concept around the “Anti-Control Tower”, of what has been called a “data democracy”. An important shift in human behavior is required to adopt to a world where individuals at a […]