Supply Chain Talent Management

Dec 4, 2015  |  Director's Blog

Interview on Buyer's Meeting Point BlogTalk Radio: Creating Procurement Value is a Lot of Work!

Gerard Chick and I were recently interviewed by Kelly Barner on the Buyer’s Meeting Point Blog Talk Radio yesterday, and this was posted on their site for any interested parties to view.  We spent a lot of time talking about […]

Oct 23, 2015  |  Director's Blog

What Recruiters are Looking For in Supply Chain Students….

This is a guest post from Director Clyde Crider of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, based on an MBA panel he sat in on yesterday at NC State’s Poole College of Management. We are frequently asked to provide guidance 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 […]

Oct 4, 2015  |  Director's Blog

Five Predictions (About Prediction) that Every Procurement Professional Should Consider

I am speaking at the Zycus Horizons conference this week, being held at the Reynolds Plantation in Georgia.  As part of the conference, I’m delivering a talk on five predictions that every procurement professional should consider.  These aren’t so much […]

Sep 3, 2015  |  Director's Blog

Interview: Get ready for Supply Chain Outlook conference!

The Supply Chain Management Review, one of the leading practitioner journals in the field of supply chain, is hosting their first ever conference in November at the Rosemount Hilton at O’Hare Airport in Chicago.  The conference, titled Supply Chain Outlook […]

Jun 10, 2015  |  Director's Blog

Review of "Procurement Value Proposition" misses the point…ISO "Mr. Impossible"!

A recent review by Peter Smith of my new book, “The Procurement Value Proposition”, co-authored with Gerard Chick, provides some solid support for the message Gerard and I were seeking to develop.  Peter Smith is a writer for the organization […]

Oct 14, 2014  |  Director's Blog

Looking for a supply chain job? You need to know what people are looking for..

A recent report by Software Advice – a supply chain execution software reviews site – provides insights into what a group of executives surveyed is looking for from supply chain job listings.Software Advice analyzed 200 job listings to find out what it really […]

Sep 19, 2014  |  Director's Blog

#15 in 15 years ….not bad! NC State advances in the Gartner Supply Chain Program Rankings

A new Gartner 2014 Top US Supply Chain MBA Program Rankings report of top graduate supply chain programs within the United States came out yesterday – with the NC State Jenkins MBA and the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative advancing seven spots to 15th […]

May 5, 2014  |  Articles

Winning Student Posters Focus on Visibility, Total Cost of Ownership, and Procurement Processes

We had another great set of student projects during our Spring SCRC student poster session.  Students presented a total of 26 projects, including both practicum projects from our undergraduates, our MBA, and the new Local Food Systems Class. A big […]

Nov 16, 2013  |  Director's Blog

Future of Procurement Study Available

I recently completed a study of 25 CPO’s, each providing their view of what procurement will look like in 2025.  You can download the full report at this link. Procurement has a history that is linked in the core concepts […]