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Nov 1, 2021

Exclusive Supply Chain Career Fair Goes Virtual

For most, career fairs are synonymous with a shuffle of students exploring a wide range of careers and employment opportunities. For supply chain students at the Poole College of Management, however, the Supply Chain Career Fair is a different experience entirely.

Oct 30, 2021  |  Articles

Los Angeles Port Bottlenecks Don’t Have Any Short-term Fixes

There is no question that the LA port is one of the biggest economic bottlenecks facing the United States.  The success of the port is undeniably tied to the success of the global economy.  The Los Angeles port has experienced […]

Oct 28, 2021

Rob Handfield: Shortages Caused Bottlenecks in Supply Chains

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, explains that shortages caused by unhappiness in the labor force led to current bottlenecks in supply chains. “It’s not going to be fixed. Labor is the biggest problem right now,” said Handfield. […]

Oct 28, 2021

New Faculty Member Combines 27 Years of SCM Experience, Passion for Teaching

In August, the Poole College of Management introduced Brian Brosnan as one of its four newest faculty members.   We followed up with Brosnan to learn more about his background in industry, what he’ll be focusing on during his time at […]

Oct 26, 2021  |  Articles

The Increasing Role of Climate Change in Supply Chain Disruptions

Major supply chain disruptions due to weather-related incidents are on the rise, and one can’t dismiss these as a “once-in-a-century” event any more.  The Texas freeze and Hurricane Ida severely disrupted petrochemical production, which had a ripple effect on the […]

Oct 20, 2021

Will Supply Issues Affect Holiday Shopping This Year?

As we enter the holiday shopping season, North Carolina State University experts say consumers may encounter supply-related roadblocks when checking off their shopping lists. Robert Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State, spoke with […]

Oct 15, 2021  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Predicts Higher Costs for Consumers

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, breaks down how supply chain issues will inevitably hike up prices. “You’re going to see a surge in demand and a loss of supply. Economics 101 says you are going to […]

Oct 15, 2021

Rob Handfield Sees Pharmaceutical Packaging Becoming a Problem

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, explains as aluminum shortages develop it could develop pharmaceutical packaging problems. Along with this, Handfield can also see deliveries slowing with packaging issues as the holidays are approaching. “I think Johnny […]

Oct 15, 2021  |  Articles

Pandemic Not Entirely to Blame for Supply Chain Issues, Rob Handfield Explains

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, says that the COVID-19 pandemic is not solely to blame for the current supply chain issues. “The warehouse, distribution and truck driver shortages were bad before COVID,” said Handfield. Read more […]

Oct 13, 2021

Alert Your Parents: They’re Already Late on Their Holiday Shopping

BY DEBORAH B. SOLOMON · ILLUSTRATION BY ANA CUNA IF YOU HAVE ORDERED ANYTHING ONLINE LATELY — whether it’s a new bike, a pair of sneakers or a laptop — you may have noticed: Everything is taking a really long […]