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Mar 22, 2021

New Railway System to Connect Mexico, United States and Canada

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) announced last week that it will purchase Kansas City Southern in a $29 billion deal to create a new entity called Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), which is still pending approval by the U.S. Surface Transportation […]

Mar 19, 2021

Data Boom Forecasted for 2021

A press release published by Gartner predicts that 2021 will be the year data and analytics becomes an essential component for many companies strategies.  Rita Sallam, distinguished research vice president at Gartner, stated that the global pandemic has served as […]

Mar 17, 2021  |  Director's Blog

The Big Texas Chemical Freeze Raises Issues on Resiliency of the Petrochemical Supply Chain

Today’s Wall Street Journal article on the impact of the Texas winter storm on the petrochemical industry highlights many of the challenges that exist with this supply chain, that have been overlooked for too long. Christoper Matthews points out that […]

Mar 17, 2021  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Explains Rubber Shortage Slowing Vaccine Distribution

While President Biden has promised all adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by May, there are supply chain shortages that are standing in the way. Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, says that the rubber […]

Mar 17, 2021

Increase in Take-Out Raises Sustainability Concerns

Since the start of the global pandemic, there has been an increase in people ordering take-out food. This boost in ready-made meals calls for a demand in better sustainability practices, as the leftover trash is harmful to the environment.  One […]

Mar 16, 2021

Key Steps in Building National Supply Chain Immunity [Podcast]

SCRC Executive Director Rob Handfield was recently the featured guest on the IBM Center for The Business of Government podcast, “The Business of Government Hour,” as part of its series on how the pandemic has transformed government management and operations. […]

Mar 14, 2021  |  Articles

How to Improve Warehouse Safety Standards

Before the pandemic, safety standards for most operations were limited to reducing workplace injuries as much as possible, and simply remaining away from the jobsite if you were sick. However, many companies were caught off-guard during the pandemic, creating health […]

Mar 12, 2021  |  Director's Blog

Supply Chain Preparedness Lessons Learned: The Gulf Coast Refineries and the Texas Storm

I interviewed some individuals who work in the Houston area and learned more about what happened.  One supply chain executive shared with me some of the challenges they experienced during the Texas Winter Storm that hit last week. “It was […]

Mar 11, 2021  |  Articles

The COVID vaccine is a utility, and what we need is a global vaccine visibility system

Let’s face it – the COVID vaccine is not a medical product in the traditional open market sense, produced by a company that competes with others based on the strength of their intellectual property.  The vaccine should be considered in […]

Mar 9, 2021  |  Director's Blog

Challenges and Opportunities to Expand the COVID19 Vaccine Supply Chain: A Global Summit

Over the last two days, I had the honor of attending a virtual C19 Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing Summit, hosted by COVAX, CEPI, DCVMN, IFPMA, and BIO.  The speakers included a critical number of major vaccine manufacturers, suppliers, government […]