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  • Forecasting – Supply Chain View from the Field
    in the global economy at the SCRC meeting today In his words the US economy is getting rich slowly Prestige Economics measure for global growth is 3 4 and the US is getting richer at 1 7 and 2 4 growth next year China No comments Another Fall semester brings a new batch of 50 SCRC company projects August 18 2013 by handfield categories Commodities forecasting Corporate Social Responsibility Forecasting Logistics MBA Supply Chain Programs Procure to Pay Procurement Sustainability Strategic Cost Management Strategic Sourcing Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Quality Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy Supply Market Intelligence Sustainability As we go into our 2013 fall semester the SCRC team is pulling together the list of project summaries from our 15 corporate partners This is indeed a busy time for everyone as we go into full project planning mode Prior to the beginning of each semester we work with a SCRC project liaison from No comments Using RFID Two Bin Kanban at the University of Chicago Medical Center Healthcare Analytics Innovation July 10 2013 by handfield categories Forecasting Global Distribution Healthcare Supply Management Logistics Retail Logistics Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management When Jon Stegner walked in to his first week at the University of Chicago Medical Center one of the first places he visited was the Emergency Room and the nearby supply room What he saw there was in his words chaos Medical supplies were in boxes strewn in random piles Many of the boxes contained 5 comments Managing supply chains in a fragile environment April 19 2013 by handfield categories Forecasting Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Gerard Chick and I had a good chat over skype this morning and we both started jotting down a few facts Banks are buying up gold and moving currency out since 2009 A friend suggests that the banks feel it is very unstable out there and are hoping for some stability But the dollar the No comments Handfield s Supply Chain Predictions for 2013 January 1 2013 by handfield categories Forecasting Logistics Retail Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Market Intelligence Well we made it through 2012 and it actually turned out to be a reasonably good year in terms of supply chain news and events There were a few disasters of course but this now seems to be a commonplace theme for global supply chain planners the world s logisics network are impacted at least once 5 comments The Global Economic Outlook Jason Schenker s Soothsayings December 4 2012 by handfield categories BRIC Supply Chain Category Management China Supply Chain Forecasting Supply Chain Management Jason Schenker spoke at the SCRC conference today and spoke about his forecasts for the global economy The global economy is expanding albeit at a modest pace US GDP and the US labor markets are showing modest improvements Chinese GDP will grow but central bank monetary policy at home and abroad is likely to remain 2 comments The Fiscal Cliff s Impact on Global Supply Chains November 24 2012 by handfield categories Forecasting Global Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy It s the day after Thanksgiving and we re still talking about the fiscal cliff and the days are ticking away For those of us who study and work in supply chains the impending decision or lack thereof has a few implications worth thinking about First let s talk about the likelihood that it can be averted The fiscal cliff 4 comments A Sustainable Energy Platform for the EU and the World October 25 2012 by handfield categories BRIC Supply Chain Commodities forecasting Forecasting Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Systems At the BVL conference I had the opportunity to speak to the group and provide them with an overview of the insights and trends from the global logistics study that is currently underway I also had the opportunity to introduce Dr Michael Seuss CEO of the Energy Sector for Siemens AG and Member of their 2 comments News from the UK Coffee with Gerard Chick June 10 2012 by handfield categories Forecasting Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Had coffee with my friend Gerard Chick while in London this week who is on the research team at CIPS the Chartered Institute of Professional Supply Management Gerard and I have done a good bit of work in the past in particular holding an executive summit with British CPO s on the status of the supply No comments A new way of looking at the biopharma industry June 1 2012 by handfield categories Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Forecasting Healthcare Supply Management Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy My new book comes out this month which focuses on the biopharma supply chain and the numerous trends and challenges that exist today and which will continue to occur down the road Titled Distribution Regulatory Systems and Structural Changes in Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain the book covers the major themes and changes in the biopharmaceutical supply No comments SCM Talent Management Creating the Next Generation of Superheroes April 25 2012 by handfield categories Category Management Forecasting MBA Supply Chain Programs Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Our upcoming SCRC meeting April 30 May 1 in Raleigh NC is one that I am sure will peak a lot of interest in today s supply chain professional The theme of this meeting focuses a topic that is at the top of almost every company I speak with today supply chain talent management As organizations 1 comment How to Read the Inventory Tea Leaves April 10 2012 by handfield categories Commodities forecasting Forecasting Inventory Management Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy An article in the WSJ provides an interesting set of perspectives on what increasing or shrinking inventory numbers might mean in terms of an organization s supply chain performance As

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  • German supply chain – Supply Chain View from the Field
    of leading thinkers senior executives in procurement logistics and technology management over this past year I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report 6 comments Interview at BVL International Conference The Meaning of Collaboration November 7 2013 by handfield categories German supply chain Logistics I was recently interviewed at the BVL International Congress in Berlin and shared some of the key results from the recent Global Logistics Trends and Strategies study View the interview at the following YouTube link What was unique about this study is that it truly was a global study that spanned many regions including America No comments Hey Mr President Why Can t We Be More Like Germany May 8 2013 by handfield categories German supply chain Global Distribution Logistics Supply Chain Talent For those of you who follow international sports you know that the king of sports is soccer and the Superbowl of soccer tournaments is the European s Champion League And what teams are playing in this year s title game Germany vs Germany Two German clubs one from Dortmund in the Ruhr Valley and the other from 1 comment About Supply Chain View from the Field About The SCRC Producing graduates that are prepared to tackle supply chain management issues with analytical problem solving practical skills and the ability to execute Rob Handfield is the Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management and Consulting Editor Journal of Operations Management He serves as Co Director of the SCRC along with Clyde Crider more Search Translate Recent Posts SCRC Meeting Insights Part II Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies SCRC Meeting Insights Part I A Fireside Chat with John Sculley Apple s former CEO The Do s and Don ts of Deal Making and Contract Management The Drive To 100 Bio based Plastic Bottles Bo Andersson s Supply Strategy Collides With Vladimir Putin s Russia The Performance Triangle Collapses Outsourcing Tesla is Bucking the Trend Can You Trust the Information Your Supply Chain System Tells You Craig Reed from Dupont Battle Tactics for Technology Innovation What are Block Chains Jason Busch on the Future of Money Trust and Transparency Procurement Technology An Update from Spend Matters in Baltimore Upcoming SCRC Meeting to Focus on Transparency in the Global Supply Chain Is it Time for to Move Away from World Class Supply Chains Academics share insights about sustainable supply chains at NC State Workshop Poor Supply Chain Systems will drag down your asset velocity Procurement Analytics Hanging Out and Thinking About Value Supply chain industries have a massive impact on the North Carolina economy 6 Questions on the Minds of Every Chief Procurement Officer Procurement at a Crossroads Spot On and Makes You Think Transparency is the new Sustainability Collaboration is becoming a bad word in some circles Nike partnership with Flex producing innovation coupled with digitization A solution for the New Normal Real Time Supply Chain thinking SCM is smoking hot Why students should consider

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  • Global Distribution – Supply Chain View from the Field
    Supply Chain Inventory Management Logistics Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Historically businesses have used one of two extremes for inventory management push based or pull based Push based inventory management uses demand forecast to manage inventory and replenish from the supply base Pull based inventory management on the other hand uses consumption to replenish from the supply base and manage inventory The push based method relies heavily on forecast accuracy and 5 comments Join BVL International at the North American chapter kickoff on August 12 2013 July 18 2013 by handfield categories BVL International Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Inventory Management Logistics Retail Logistics Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Systems Logistics complexity in the form of fragmented channels increased product variations and consumer demand for customized solutions has been increasing according to a global study published recently by BVL International a worldwide supply chain and logistics membership organization Several trends identified in the study demonstrate that a number of major challenges lie ahead as No comments Using RFID Two Bin Kanban at the University of Chicago Medical Center Healthcare Analytics Innovation July 10 2013 by handfield categories Forecasting Global Distribution Healthcare Supply Management Logistics Retail Logistics Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management When Jon Stegner walked in to his first week at the University of Chicago Medical Center one of the first places he visited was the Emergency Room and the nearby supply room What he saw there was in his words chaos Medical supplies were in boxes strewn in random piles Many of the boxes contained 5 comments Hey Mr President Why Can t We Be More Like Germany May 8 2013 by handfield categories German supply chain Global Distribution Logistics Supply Chain Talent For those of you who follow international sports you know that the king of sports is soccer and the Superbowl of soccer tournaments is the European s Champion League And what teams are playing in this year s title game Germany vs Germany Two German clubs one from Dortmund in the Ruhr Valley and the other from 1 comment Using Scooters for Logistics in China March 7 2013 by handfield categories China Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Retail Logistics A recent article in the Wall Street Journal shows pictures of logistics couriers in China riding scooters with stacks of deliveries teetering six feet up in the air parked outside of office buildings in downtown Shanghai The reporter goes on to describe the increasing salaries for logistics workers and goes on to document the high 1 comment Walmart can t manage their inventory March 1 2013 by handfield categories Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Retail Logistics Students of supply chain and logistics know that when the topic of supply chain excellence and inventory management prowess comes up the companies that comes to mind first are Walmart and Toyota Toyota has already admitted to slowing sales and poor management of their supply chain through shutdowns due to supplier failures lack of attention No comments USDA Funds NC State Study Integrating North Carolina s small farmers and producers in the global food supply chain February 14 2013 by handfield categories Food Supply Chains Global Distribution Retail Logistics Sustainability The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative SCRC in North Carolina State University s Poole College of Management is one of several partners in a five year 3 9 million grant funded project to build and evaluate supply chains for local farmers and fishers to supply large scale markets in North Carolina The project is led by the Center for Environmental No comments Controlling the extended supply chain Horse Bolognese anyone February 10 2013 by handfield categories Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Retail Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Quality Supply chain Relationships Supply Market Intelligence A recent article in the Guardian shows how uncontrollable supply chains can be Managing tier 2 suppliers in this case became problematic when supermarkets found that the beef they were selling was not what they thought it was Several supermarkets in the UK announced that what they thought was beef in the food they were 2 comments Bangladesh Working Conditions A Human Rights Issue Or a Supplier Capacity Issue January 30 2013 by handfield categories BRIC Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Procurement Sustainability Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Strategy Sustainability The recent press in the Wall Street Journal and other papers on Walmart s fire in Bangladesh is raising the ire of corporate responsibility groups and human rights groups alike How can retailers like Walmart support buying clothing in factories that are treating workers with such disregard not to mention exposing them to working conditions 4 comments Where s My Stuff The West Coast Strike is Over Get Ready for the East Coast to Shut Down December 13 2012 by handfield categories Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Logistics Supply Chain Risk Just when you thought that global shipping channels were re opening and imports exports to the US were going to resume after the union settled in Los Angeles the word on the street is that the East Coast ports are ready to strike this coming Monday An official at the National Retail Federation warned that a strike No comments ThyssenKrupp The Amazon of Material Services October 17 2012 by handfield categories Customer Relationship Management Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy ThyssenKrupp is one of the big steel producers in Europe and is getting ready to move to a completely different supply chain model The company competes in a number of areas including steel in Europe steel in Americase Materials Services Inoxum Elevator Technology Plant Technology Components Technology and Marine Systems The Chairman of the Board Dr 1 comment Logistics Notes from the BVL Conference in Berlin by handfield categories Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Logistics This week I

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  • Global Supply Chain – Supply Chain View from the Field
    many products including fragrance home collections apparel paint wallpaper foods and many other products In this environment the supply chain and logistics task becomes even more complex as it involves delivering and fulfilling product and service No comments Don t Forget Tier 2 Suppliers When Deploying SRM July 15 2014 by handfield categories Global Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Several companies I ve interviewed recently have been sharing how to structure or tier their supply base based on impact on tier 2 suppliers or commodities As companies continue to outsource one major segment is the management of leased equipment which entails management of the aftermarket parts for major equipment One company I spoke with works No comments The Emergence of the Biobased Economy June 20 2014 by handfield categories Global Supply Chain Procurement Sustainability Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Systems Sustainability Jay Golden from Duke University and I have been working on a study of the biobased economy Throughout human history agriculture been used for non food purposes including energy clothing shelter medicines and every day human needs With the industrial revolution man was able to achieve great scientific and technological advances were available through the utilization No comments Real Estate A Massive Working Capital Opportunity in Organizational Supply Chains April 18 2014 by handfield categories Contract Management Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Real Estate Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy Working Capital Management I recently had the opportunity to interview a group of individuals who work for a large life sciences company in their facilities management group Like many such groups Facilities are often involved in the typical activities of maintenance and upkeep of construction services including replacement of chillers air handlers carpet furniture etc But the facilities 4 comments Major Trends Impacting the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Ecosystem March 29 2014 by handfield categories Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Healthcare Supply Management Organizing for Supply Chain Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy As Obamacare continues to plow forward the effects on the healthcare environment are slowly but surely being felt One of the biggest recipients of this trend is the pharmaceutical environment Several trends have shaped the pharmaceutical ecosystem in the last few years and Obamacare is only one among many The issues supply chain executives face No comments What is the Trans Pacific Partnership TPP Guest Post by Arun Gupta PhD February 21 2014 by handfield categories BVL International China Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Retail Logistics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Planning Arun Gupta recently went to a conference of the TPP in Washington and was invited to share some insights on his visit and what he learned in a guest blog In its current form the Trans Pacific Partnership TPP is a potential free trade agreement FTA between the US and 11 Asia Pacific APAC countries Canada Mexico No comments New SCM Videos on Managing Relationships and Complexity in the Global Supply Chain by handfield categories BVL International Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Logistics Supply Chain Strategy We have just posted a new set of videos of interviews with executives on establishing and building an integrated supply chain For example one of the videos focused on an interview with John Camp at Lenovo http scm ncsu edu scm articles article global logistics qa with john camp lenovo John talks about getting closer to our customers and enhancing the customer experience and then extending that all No comments The Origins of Category Management February 3 2014 by handfield categories Category Management Commodities forecasting Contract Management Global Supply Chain Procure to Pay Strategic Cost Management Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Strategy I was fortunately enough to have a fascinating discussion with Steve Zimmer who currently leads a team at US Car For those who may have been around for a few years Steve was the architect of the Extended Enterprise concept pioneered by Chrysler during the years of 1989 1998 The origins of the Extended Enterprise went 1 comment Handfield s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014 December 16 2013 by handfield categories Analytics BRIC Supply Chain BVL International Contract Management Corporate Social Responsibility Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain ERP Systems Forecasting German supply chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Logistics MBA Supply Chain Programs Strategic Cost Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Quality Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Systems Supply Market Intelligence Sustainability Transportation Planning 2013 has certainly been an interesting year I ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers senior executives in procurement logistics and technology management over this past year I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report 6 comments Unlocking the Secrets of Guanxi in Supply Chains December 12 2013 by handfield categories Category Management China Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Professor Baofeng Huo left to return to Zhejiang University this week Baofeng and I have spent a great deal of time together this fall discussing and comparing the importance of supply chain relationships in China and North America We have launched several major research programs together that will span the next five to ten years 1 comment Jason Schenker s Views on 2014 Economic Events December 2 2013 by handfield categories BRIC Supply Chain Forecasting Global Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply Market Intelligence Jason Schenker from Prestige Economics provided some insights into where we are headed in the global economy at the SCRC meeting today In his words the US

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  • Government Acquisition – Supply Chain View from the Field
    this space include the application of incentives for contractor performance cost reimbursement contracts approved by 1 comment Applying Strategic Sourcing in Government Acquisition March 9 2012 by handfield categories Government Acquisition Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Management The problems with the federal procurement process are well documented in the literature Bloggers have also suggested that new approaches be adopted by federal acquisition contract officers to apply the practice of strategic sourcing that implies that the collective buying power of the federal agencies can be leveraged to squeeze better prices from suppliers on common 4 comments About Supply Chain View from the Field About The SCRC Producing graduates that are prepared to tackle supply chain management issues with analytical problem solving practical skills and the ability to execute Rob Handfield is the Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management and Consulting Editor Journal of Operations Management He serves as Co Director of the SCRC along with Clyde Crider more Search Translate Recent Posts SCRC Meeting Insights Part II Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies SCRC Meeting Insights Part I A Fireside Chat with John Sculley Apple s former CEO The Do s and Don ts of Deal Making and Contract Management The Drive To 100 Bio based Plastic Bottles Bo Andersson s Supply Strategy Collides With Vladimir Putin s Russia The Performance Triangle Collapses Outsourcing Tesla is Bucking the Trend Can You Trust the Information Your Supply Chain System Tells You Craig Reed from Dupont Battle Tactics for Technology Innovation What are Block Chains Jason Busch on the Future of Money Trust and Transparency Procurement Technology An Update from Spend Matters in Baltimore Upcoming SCRC Meeting to Focus on Transparency in the Global Supply Chain Is it Time for to Move Away from World Class Supply Chains Academics share insights about sustainable supply chains at NC State Workshop Poor Supply Chain Systems will drag down your asset velocity Procurement Analytics Hanging Out and Thinking About Value Supply chain industries have a massive impact on the North Carolina economy 6 Questions on the Minds of Every Chief Procurement Officer Procurement at a Crossroads Spot On and Makes You Think Transparency is the new Sustainability Collaboration is becoming a bad word in some circles Nike partnership with Flex producing innovation coupled with digitization A solution for the New Normal Real Time Supply Chain thinking SCM is smoking hot Why students should consider NC State for a supply chain major Driving Supply Chain Engagement in Oil and Gas NOW is the Time Categories Aerospace Supply Chain Analytics Big Data Biobased Products Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Book Reviews BRIC Supply Chain Business Process Outsourcing BVL International Category Management Change Management China Supply Chain Commodities forecasting Contract Management Corporate Social Responsibility Customer Relationship Management Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Energy Supply Chain ERP Systems Food Supply Chains Forecasting German supply chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Government Acquisition Healthcare Supply Management Innovation in the Supply Chain Inventory Management Labor and Human Rights

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  • Healthcare Supply Management – Supply Chain View from the Field
    of the Obama Healthcare Reform Act and the subsequent vote by the Supreme Court that the requirement that forces individuals to pay a tax if they do not comply is perhaps not as surprising as the press would have you believe As I ve noted in prior blogs Obamacare is simply a symptom of 2 comments A new way of looking at the biopharma industry June 1 2012 by handfield categories Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Forecasting Healthcare Supply Management Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy My new book comes out this month which focuses on the biopharma supply chain and the numerous trends and challenges that exist today and which will continue to occur down the road Titled Distribution Regulatory Systems and Structural Changes in Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain the book covers the major themes and changes in the biopharmaceutical supply No comments The Lowly UNSPSC Is Moving up in the Supply Chain World January 27 2012 by handfield categories Category Management Forecasting Global Supply Chain Healthcare Supply Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management The inauspicious UNSPSC United Nations code began as a historical marriage between the UN code set and a code set with a commercial concern Dunn Bradstreet The focus initially was to begin to drive some standardization in the way that products were coded and overcome the challenges with the many different proprietary coding systems No comments The New Era of Healthcare Visibility Compliance October 7 2011 by handfield categories Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Healthcare Supply Management Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Supply Chain Management At a recent conference held by Tracelink Nexus Conference New Brunswick NJ Septmber 2011 Bob Celeste from the GS1 organization shared his views on how the new era of visibility in the healthcare landscape is evolving Visibility is a term which comprises the entire space including subsets defined as Track Trace Traceability This term can 3 comments Don t blame Obama for the malaise of healthcare October 5 2011 by handfield categories Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Forecasting Healthcare Supply Management Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Over the last eight years I ve had the opportunity to meet with many different participants in the healthcare supply chain drug manufacturers Group Purchasing Organizations retail pharmacies hospital pharmacies physicians consultants academics clinical researchers third party logistics providers pharmacy benefits managers and others Over this period the level of anxiety has been mounting considerably culminating 2 comments Facing the Quagmire of Accountable Care and Comparative Effectiveness September 13 2011 by handfield categories Healthcare Supply Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Systems Attending the IDN Summit in Phoenix today one wouldn t know by the relaxed atmosphere at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore that there is significant tension in the air until you sit down and talk to a few of the supply chain executives attending There are several big themes that are dominating the conversation and number one on No comments Re thinking Healthcare Transportation May 20 2011 by handfield categories Healthcare

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  • Inventory Management – Supply Chain View from the Field
    International a worldwide supply chain and logistics membership organization Several trends identified in the study demonstrate that a number of major challenges lie ahead as No comments Why margin management is the talk of the town in fast moving consumer product supply chains May 23 2013 by handfield categories Inventory Management Logistics Retail Logistics Strategic Cost Management Supply Chain Management Recent discussions with consumer goods companies reveals that margin management is becoming an imperative that goes far beyond just taking out cost of goods sold or using full truck loads on shipment CPG companies are seeking to continuously drive profit margins on the products they sell in retail stores and the world of retail No comments Ralph Lauren s Supply Chain A Lot More Complex Then You Think October 11 2012 by handfield categories BRIC Supply Chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Inventory Management Logistics MBA Supply Chain Programs Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Jeff Holcomb Senior Vice President of Customer Operations and US Transportation at Ralph Lauren s offices in Greensboro NC spoke in my MBA supply chain class last week He told the story of when Ralph Lauren came to visit the Greensboro offices and shared his previous experiences Apparently Lauren once had an idea about creating a 1 comment Three Key Trends in the Brazilian Logistics Market September 19 2012 by handfield categories BRIC Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Inventory Management Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy I recently interviewed a senior logistics executive at one of the top three largest logistics service provider firms in Brazil This gentleman provided a very cogent and insightful set of ideas about what is happening in the logistics environment in Brazil Brazil is one of the four largest growth market in the world and with 4 comments Five Not so Easy Pieces Globalizing the Industrial Supply Chain July 17 2012 by handfield categories Global Supply Chain Inventory Management Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Systems This summer we kicked off a new research project being sponsored by for BVL International entitled Trends and Strategies in SCM Logistics BVL International is a non profit neutral platform to promote an awareness logistics and supply chain management in industry science and the public sphere to systematically document logistical problem definitions and to develop methods and 3 comments Emphasizing PEOPLE and PROCESS in Beiersdorf s global supply chains June 20 2012 by handfield categories Global Supply Chain Inventory Management Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy I sat in on a panel debate today at the World Trade Group meeting for Supply Chain and Logistics Europe in Berlin During the panel I had an opportunity to speak with Clemens Woerhle Head of Beiersdorf s global end to end supply chain operations including manufacturing logistics procurement and S OP Most of you have probably 2 comments Building the Integrated Delivery System at Honeywell Aerospace April 18 2012 by handfield categories Aerospace Supply Chain Inventory Management Sales and Operations

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  • Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain – Supply Chain View from the Field
    December 16 2013 by handfield categories Analytics BRIC Supply Chain BVL International Contract Management Corporate Social Responsibility Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain ERP Systems Forecasting German supply chain Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Logistics MBA Supply Chain Programs Strategic Cost Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Quality Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Systems Supply Market Intelligence Sustainability Transportation Planning 2013 has certainly been an interesting year I ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers senior executives in procurement logistics and technology management over this past year I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report 6 comments SCRC Fellows Study Local Food and Sustainable Supply Chains October 10 2013 by handfield categories Food Supply Chains Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Sustainability A recent story posted by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems highlights the role of our two research fellows Jessica Newsome and Sebastian Naskaris The fellows will provide supply chain research and expertise to develop successful economically viable connections between local food producers and mainstream retail and institutional food buyers Fellows will analyze the sourcing 2 comments Auditing visibility and collaboration The keys to a socially responsible supply chain September 11 2013 by handfield categories BRIC Supply Chain Contract Management Corporate Social Responsibility Customer Relationship Management Global Supply Chain Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Systems In the September issue of the Supply Chain Management Review Andreas Wieland from Berlin Technical University and I have published a thoughtpiece on the application of social responsible criteria to the supply chain As we discussed this concept it became clear that three key elements lay at the foundation of creation of social responsibility when 2 comments Corporate supply chain social responsibility in the news September 2 2013 by handfield categories Corporate Social Responsibility Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Management Today s New York Times has a front page story on how supply chain inspections of factories have become a vital link in the supply chain of overseas production An extensive examination by the authors reveals how the inspection system intended to protect workers and ensure manufacturing quality is riddled with flaws The inspections are often so No comments So Your Supply Chain is Banning Bangladesh and Going to Cambodia The Ugliest Race to the Bottom May 8 2013 by handfield categories Corporate Social Responsibility Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Procurement Sustainability Supply Chain Management Sustainability In our ongoing discussion of labor and human rights violations in the supply chain we ve discussed in prior posts the problems that occurred in Bangladesh resulting in over 700 dead Companies like Nike

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