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Supply Chain Disruptions

Jun 22, 2023

Scattered distribution manufacturing – a shift towards more nearshoring or reshoring of manufacturing to North America

Professor Rob Handfield speaks candidly with Austin Denean from The National Desk on what major electronics producers must do to source their products and parts as another shortage is on… 

May 5, 2014

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… 

Jul 18, 2013

Join BVL International at the North American chapter kickoff on August 12, 2013

Logistics complexity – in the form of fragmented channels, increased product variations, and consumer demand for customized solutions – has been increasing, according to a global study published recently by… 

Apr 22, 2011

The World Feels the Ripples from Japan's Tsunami

After the first shock of hearing about the loss of life in Japan, managers in companies such as Microsoft, Ford, Nintendo, and Komatsu around the world then begin to feel the global impact caused by this major event on their supply chains. Those impacts may last for many years to come. 

Jun 4, 2010

The Role of Supply Management in Acquisitions: What about supply base risks?

The role of supply management in enterprise strategy, particularly in the area of acquisitions, is suddenly getting more important.  The C-Suite is recognizing now that when ac acquisition occurs, the… 

Apr 11, 2010

SCRC Event April 29-30: What's the Deal with Black Swans?

What do Black Swans have to do with supply chains?