SCM Resources

Apr 2, 2017  |  Articles

What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)?

What is Supply Chain Management (SCM)? Supply chain management (SCM) is the active management of supply chain activities to maximize customer value and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. It represents a conscious effort by the supply chain firms to develop and […]

Jul 30, 2013  |  Articles

Global Logistics, Q&A with John Camp, Lenovo

Questions and Answers on Global Logistics, with John Camp, Lenovo Big Issues in Global Logistics Rob Handfield (Co-Director of SCRC): Hi, I’m here with John Camp, director of logistic solutions and transformation at Lenovo. John manages a lot of the […]

Sep 18, 2012  |  Articles

SCRC Fellows and Bloomberg Terminal

The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) Fellowship from North Carolina State University’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management is structured to be a win-win for the student and the sponsoring industry partner. In my case, Caterpillar’s Building Construction Products Division sponsors […]

Jun 18, 2012  |  Articles

Labor & Human Rights Supply Chain: Market Research Aerospace & Defense Sustainability Report

h2. Introduction & Key Issues p. Aerospace & Defense is an industry dependent on high dollar contracts to deliver high end products such as airplanes, fighter jets, tanks and other high dollar items. Since the main driver of this industry […]

Jun 18, 2012  |  Articles

Energy (Utilities) Sustainability Report

Key Sustainability Issues in the Energy Industry Reliance on coal (especially on the east coast) Limited suppliers Expense of constructing new Nuclear Plants Issues with current plants – Florida’s Crystal River Nuclear Plant rate case issues Methodology and Rating System […]

Jun 18, 2012  |  Articles

Food and Beverages Sustainability Industry Report

Introduction Today Food and Beverages industry is more competitive than ever. As the companies in the various sectors compete and grow sustainability becomes a very important concern. Sustainability issues in food industry can cover a range of topics concerning environmental, […]

Jun 18, 2012  |  Articles

Consumer Products Sustainability Report

The apparel toys/games, and general merchandise industries have a wide range of variability in their sustainability efforts. Overall, the literature review showed a high level of effort on the part of many of the companies. The key issues concerning these […]

Dec 15, 2011  |  Articles

NC State’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative Educates in the Real World

North Carolina State University’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) is a unique university-industry initiative that provides MBA and undergraduate students with opportunities to apply supply chain (SC) theory and concepts to field-based projects over a semester. We integrate field-based student […]

Apr 21, 2011  |  Articles

The Supply Chain IT Investment Enigma: Companies are Rethinking IT Investments

After a period of significant downsizing and reduction in IT, supply chain executives need to re-think their IT investment strategies, particularly given the dominance of the Web, social media and cloud computing. Fundamentally, there are two components of IT investment: […]

Apr 20, 2011  |  Articles

A Quick Primer on BPM: Business Process Management

The concept of business process management (BPM for short) has been around for a number of years now, but just what does it entail? What are the major activities and decisions surrounding BPM? And where can an interested reader go […]