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Sep 19, 2023

How will the United Auto Workers strike impact automotive companies?

The UAW is not on its fourth day of strikes.  This is on the back of several profitable years for the Big Three, including an announcement by Stellantis that they… 

Sep 16, 2023

“Bad Moon Rising”: Addressing the Climate Emergency Via Place-Based Decision-Making Intelligence – Implications for Policy and Practice

A Guest Blog by Rajinder Bhandal It is accepted that product design and products are becoming increasingly complex. For instance, in automotive design, electric vehicles are steeped in design complexity with… 

Sep 12, 2023

Supply Chain Leadership II: Jodie Clarke, VP of Procurement at Altria Client Services

Communication is Essential for Supply Chain Leaders I had the pleasure of speaking with Jodie Clarke, Vice President of Procurement at Altria Client Services thisweek. Jodie grew up in Western North Carolina and graduated from Virginia Tech with a Master’ of Science… 

Sep 1, 2023

Supply Chain Leadership Series I: An Interview with Amanda Chawla, CSCO, Stanford Health

Today I had a fantastic interview with Amanda Chawla, as part of our new Supply Chain Leadership series within the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative at NC State. Her comments provided some… 

Jun 30, 2023

Insights from the EAI’s attendance at Planet Textiles (The Sustainable Textiles Summit)

Guest Blog by Dr. Marguerite Moore The following blog was written by Dr. Marguerite Moore from the Wilson College of Textiles. Thank you for writing up your insights Marguerite! On… 

Jun 26, 2023

Warehouse Management Systems are the Heartbeat of Distribution Centers

I recently did some work exploring the world of Warehouse Management Systems – which a professional in the 3PL field called “the heartbeat of a DC- you can’t run one… 

Jun 22, 2023

Hanjin sends shippers scrambling…

Hanjin bankruptcy gives shippers crash course in risk mitigation The bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping will have shippers scrambling for transport alternatives during Peak Season, as global seaports also struggle to… 

Jun 22, 2023

Wrestler Macchiavello Savors National Title

NC State’s Mike Macchiavello scores a surprise victory in the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, leading the Wolfpack to a fourth-place finish in team competition and becoming the first N.C. native in more than three decades to win an individual national wrestling title. 

Jun 22, 2023

B Corp Clinic Gives Students Experience While Helping Businesses Achieve Goals

The annual Poole College of Management B-Corp presentations on April 27th will showcase the growing partnerships between students and businesses including the Raleigh local favorite Happy + Hale. 

Jun 22, 2023

Giving Back to Give Forward

Wednesday, March 28 is Student Giving Day. Three NC State students — Matthew Cherry, Alex Ives and Caleb Parker — are leading the efforts to motivate their classmates to make a difference and provide education on the impact of private support.