We are writing to request your participation in a research project being undertaken by Professor Rob Handfield, Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative at NC State University (http://scrc.ncsu.edu). The study is funded by BVL International, a non-profit global logistics institute dedicated to promoting knowledge and best practices in logistics.
The project investigates the current state of global trends that are shaping the logistics environment, as well as the strategies organizations are using to cope with or in some cases, exploit these trends. In addition, we are seeking your input on current logistics performance capabilities that will enable you to benchmark your performance relative to others within your industry, as well as globally.
You can expect the survey to take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Participation in this study is voluntary, but your support in completing the survey is greatly appreciated. Academic research relies heavily on executives to complete surveys like these, and it is only with your help that we can collect the data to advance our knowledge and understanding of complex management practices in the life sciences.
In return for your time and opinions, you will receive a report that documents the key trends and insights based on not only the survey results, but detailed interviews with subject matter experts in several supply chain industries.
All information provided will remain strictly confidential and not attributed to you or your organization. Queries may be directed to Dr. Handfield (email@example.com) or (919) 515 4674. Again, your support for this research is appreciated.
Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management
Director, Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, North Carolina State University