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Jun 22, 2021

Dare to Fail

Jeff Stonebraker is no stranger to wrong turns and dead ends. Before he graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of South Florida, he changed his major five times. He went on to earn an M.S. in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University, which he calls a “humbling experience” that required every drop…

Jun 15, 2021  |  Director's Blog

Behind the Numbers of the SCRC Supply Management Index

The SCRC’s Supply Management Maturity Index was highlighted in a recent Wall Street Journal article, that identified the companies best prepared to weather the storm ahead in terms of supply chain disruptions.  In this blog, I’ll explain a bit more […]

Jun 11, 2021

Supply Shortages Continue to Plague Healthcare

A lot of the vaccine problems surrounding healthcare products continue to occur, including syringes, many of which are made from polyurethanes and polypropylenes. During the Texas freeze, 14 or the 16 resin manufacturers declared force majeure. They then decided to […]

Jun 10, 2021  |  Director's Blog

Will Supply Chain Price Increases Result in Inflation? The Fed isn’t Worried…

As vaccination rates in the US, the UK, and Europe have risen, economies have shifted back and capital projects are beginning to resume.  However, significant problems remain with respect to major shortages and price increases that exist in supply chains. […]

Jun 8, 2021

Marcus Grevel on Humanitarian Supply Chain, Serving and ‘True Grit’

By employing courage, maintaining a headstrong demeanor and sense of humble servitude, Jenkins MBA student and active duty soldier Marcus Grevel is helping to strengthen the humanitarian supply chain.

Jun 8, 2021

Virtual Practicum Projects Prepare Students for Evolving Work Environments

14 student teams spent last semester working on practicum projects for nine of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative’s (SCRC) corporate partners, overcoming and adapting to the challenges of working remotely to provide their clients with valuable recommendations and solutions. 

Jun 7, 2021

Painting Success: How Radhika Date Uses Art to Understand Supply Chain

While some would argue that industrial engineering and supply chain are technical and logically-oriented fields, recent MIE grad Radhika Date believes creativity has a place in her area of study.

Jun 3, 2021  |  Director's Blog

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 […]

Jun 2, 2021

Rob Handfield Puts More Emphasis on Cybersecurity During Meat Processor Hack

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, sees no reason for consumers to rush out and buy meat amid the recent meat processor hack. Instead, he implores companies to be wary of potential cyber attacks. “It’s a sign […]

Jun 2, 2021

Tim Kraft Explains the Challenges of the Shipping Pallet Shortage

Tim Kraft, assistant professor of operations and supply chain management, sees the recent shortage of wood shipping pallets as detrimental to the supply chain of other essential products spanning from electronics to food. “The pallet, surprisingly, is the secret lifeblood […]