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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 […]

Oct 6, 2021  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Breaks Down the Many Factors of Global Supply Chain Shortages

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, explains how container shortages, protein production issues and natural disasters have impacted and will continue to disrupt global supply chains as well as economic recovery. “People are going to see inflation […]

Oct 6, 2021  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Emphasizes the Need for Automation in the PPE Supply Chain System

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, reviewed the documentation on the medical equipment supply chain control tower and found that automation is needed for it to be successful. “It sounds very sexy. … But from what I’ve […]

Oct 6, 2021  |  Articles

Rob Handfield Doubts Price Fixing is Contributing to Higher Meat Prices

While many believe price fixing is to blame for rising meat prices, Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, finds the issue lies in the down cycle of the supply chain. “It is basically the fact that demand is […]