Supply Chain Management Articles Library

Jul 9, 2020  |  Articles

PPE Shortages Disrupting Hospitals Nationwide: Portrait of a Broken Healthcare Supply Chain

A recent article in the Washington Post highlighted the massive shortages of PPE that are now decimating hospitals nationwide, as the number of new cases of Coronavirus goes through the roof.  The Post notes that: “Health-care workers on the front […]

Jul 7, 2020  |  Articles

COVID and Touchless Logistics for Home Delivery: Guest Post by Michael Kay PhD

Today’s blog was provided by Professor Michael Kay of the Edwards Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State University.  This is a reprint of an article he published in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Work.  With so […]

Jul 6, 2020

Gartner Ranks NC State Jenkins MBA No. 10 in Supply Chain

The NC State Poole College of Management’s Jenkins MBA supply chain management program rose five places to No. 10 in Gartner Research’s 2020 ranking of graduate supply chain programs in North America. Several key trends among top-ranked programs in the […]

Jun 26, 2020

Creating a Vision of the Future – An Evolution or Revolution of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain [ISPE Webinar]

via ispe.com In this “fireside chat” webinar hosted by ISPE, speakers discussed their vision of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain in the next 3 to 5 years as the Pandemic and other factors accelerate change. Gain an increased awareness of where the […]

Jun 25, 2020  |  Director's Blog

U.S. Government Poised To Award ‘Commercial Platforms’ Contracts That Will Open Online Marketplaces To Federal Purchasers

I was recently involved in a research discussion with Chris Yukins of George Washington University’s Law School’s Government Procurement Program, and Thomas Kull from Arizona State University, exploring the impact of the rise of electronic marketplaces in government procurement. In […]

Jun 25, 2020  |  Director's Blog

The PPE Shortage Nightmare is Far From Over — It’s About to Get Worse

Given the lack of discussion in the media on supply chain shortages in healthcare, one would think that this crisis has been averted, and that shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), medicines, and hospital supplies is now a history lesson.  […]

Jun 24, 2020  |  Director's Blog

Government’s Big Move to Electronic Marketplaces

I was recently involved in a research discussion with Chris Yukins of George WAshington University’s Law School’s Government Procurement Program, and Thomas Kull from Arizona State University, exploring the impact of the rise of electronic marketplaces in government procurement.  In […]

Jun 19, 2020  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Explores Resilient Supply Chains for Post-COVID World

In the wake of COVID-19, Rob Handfield goes in to detail on what it takes to be a resilient supply chain following the global crisis.

Jun 17, 2020

Partner Spotlight: Cheniere Energy

Cheniere Energy, Inc. is an international energy company based in Houston, Texas, and has been one of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative’s (SCRC) proud partner companies since 2018. The company specializes in the production and distribution of liquefied natural gas […]

Jun 7, 2020  |  Director's Blog

Integrating “The Edge”, or “The Rise of the Machines”

Flow improvements from the integration of supply chain partners and the elimination of layers of traditional communication can also facilitate movement. Machine to Machine — or more appropriately, App to App — communications, without humans in the loop, are going […]