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  • Local Food Systems – Supply Chain View from the Field
    inventory turns They are also re thinking the design of their supply chains thinking about how much of their product goes through distribution centers distributed to stores or shipped directly 1 comment Challenges and possible solutions for local seafood supply chains February 18 2014 by handfield categories Food Supply Chains Local Food Systems Procurement Sustainability Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Sustainability Professor Gary Bullen and SCRC Research Scholar Jessica Newsome spoke in my Local Seafood class this afternoon Both pointed out some critical points that are indeed challenges for the seafood supply chain in North Carolina as well as some avenues to explore that may drive solutions First Gary pointed out that 91 of the seafood 2 comments Challenges Facing Local Foods in North Carolina January 9 2014 by handfield categories Local Food Systems Logistics Retail Logistics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management In the second half of my class on Tuesday Rebecca Dunning one of the lead researchers on the NC Growing Together grant explained some of the channels and opportunities the team has already explored to date As we noted in my prior blog one of the biggest challenges for local food producers is the ability No comments Origins of the Local Food Systems Movement in North Carolina January 7 2014 by handfield categories Food Supply Chains Local Food Systems Sustainability We kicked off our first class on Local Food Systems today with a strong cadre of students from the MBA program from agroecology agriculture and other areas This is an exciting new class that I was tasked to assemble as part of a grant from the US Department of Agriculture awarded to NC State University No 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

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  • Logistics – Supply Chain View from the Field
    Dunning one of the lead researchers on the NC Growing Together grant explained some of the channels and opportunities the team has already explored to date As we noted in my prior blog one of the biggest challenges for local food producers is the ability No comments 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 Introducing the Masters of Supply Chain Engineering and Management MSCEM at NC State December 2 2013 by handfield categories Analytics Logistics MBA Supply Chain Programs Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent In 2008 Jim Owens the Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar gave the Poole College of Management a 2 2M gift to support the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative Part of the mandate Mr Owens wanted was to establish a joint program with industrial engineering in the supply chain area CAT recognized that they like other companies needed No 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 Transportation Network Planning Public and Private Common Ground October 21 2013 by handfield categories Analytics Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Planning I spent the day in Washington DC listening to a variety of really intelligent people talk about transportation planning models This may not sound like everybody s idea of fun but I found the discussion compelling and fascinating The most interesting thing was observing the types of problems that people in Metropolitan Planning Organizations as well No comments Vendor Managed Inventory Think twice and consider the risks August 28 2013 by handfield categories Design for Supply Chain Global Distribution Global 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 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 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 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 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

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  • Luxury Brands – Supply Chain View from the Field
    categories Analytics BRIC Supply Chain China Supply Chain Corporate Social Responsibility Customer Relationship Management Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Luxury Brands Supply Chain Management More and more global luxury brands such as Gucci Louis Vuitton and others are promoting themselves as Lifestyle brands spanning 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 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 in the Supply Chain Local

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  • MBA Supply Chain – Supply Chain View from the Field
    The theme of the general meeting will focus on a topic of great interest to supply chain professionals at every level of the organization Creating a Supply No comments Vendor Profiling Survey Now Open April 10 2015 by handfield categories MBA Supply Chain Organizing for Supply Chain Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management A group of my MBA students are working on a project benchmarking vendor profiling approaches If you re interested in this topic be sure to take the survey The goal of the study is to Understand different information companies ask from suppliers Identify industry classification codes for categorizing suppliers Compare your company s supplier profiling practices to No comments The Internet of Things Does more data really make us more intelligent March 3 2015 by handfield categories Forecasting MBA Supply Chain Organizing for Supply Chain Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Market Intelligence Recent articles posts and future trends studies are all awash with excitement about the Internet of Things For instance Mike Morley writes on the Material Handling and Logistics site that the Internet of Things will change everything Billions of connected devices associated with global supply chains will transform the amount of information that can track shipments No comments Omni Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School February 26 2015 by handfield categories Analytics Business Process Outsourcing Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain ERP Systems Forecasting Global Distribution Inventory Management Logistics Luxury Brands MBA Supply Chain Retail Logistics Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Systems Transportation Planning Working Capital Management A senior executive from a large global manufacturer came to speak in my MBA class this week and discussed the major shifts in global business that was occurring due to the emergence of omni channel capabilities in the supply chain His insights and presence were most appreciated by everyone especially given the snowfall we were experiencing 2 comments 15 in 15 years not bad NC State advances in the Gartner Supply Chain Program Rankings September 19 2014 by handfield categories MBA Supply Chain MBA Supply Chain Programs Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management A new Gartner 2014 Top US Supply Chain MBA Program Rankings report of top graduate supply chain programs within the United States came out yesterday with the NC State Jenkins MBA and the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative advancing seven spots to 15th place This follows the college s undergraduate supply chain ranking of 24 in August its first 1 comment SCRC Student Project Lineup Off to a Great Start August 27 2014 by handfield categories Aerospace Supply Chain Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Category Management Commodities forecasting Design for Supply Chain MBA Supply Chain Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Strategic Cost Management Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Students NC State kicked off classes last week and as usual our incoming group of MBA

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  • MBA Supply Chain Programs – Supply Chain View from the Field
    of top graduate supply chain programs within the United States came out yesterday with the NC State Jenkins MBA and the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative advancing seven spots to 15th place This follows the college s undergraduate supply chain ranking of 24 in August its first 1 comment More on the importance of human relationships in local food systems February 12 2014 by handfield categories Food Supply Chains MBA Supply Chain Programs Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Sustainability Ben Filippo is Food System Coordinator for the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association a farmer driven membership based 501c3 non profit organization to help people in the Carolinas grow and eat locally He also spoke in my class this week Ben notes that a big chunk of what we do are work with artisans and our No comments 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 Introducing the Masters of Supply Chain Engineering and Management MSCEM at NC State December 2 2013 by handfield categories Analytics Logistics MBA Supply Chain Programs Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent In 2008 Jim Owens the Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar gave the Poole College of Management a 2 2M gift to support the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative Part of the mandate Mr Owens wanted was to establish a joint program with industrial engineering in the supply chain area CAT recognized that they like other companies needed No comments NC State Takes 2013 APICS Student Poster Competition October 4 2013 by handfield categories Analytics MBA Supply Chain Programs Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Congrats to George Vincent who took 1st place in the 2013 Student Poster Competition at the APICS Conference in Orlando George is a second year INdustrial Engineering student who has taken several supply chain MBA classes and worked on several SCRC projects including one this semester George discussed his project which foucsed on how to 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 For supply chain managers to become a trusted advisor talent management is key May 29 2013 by handfield categories MBA Supply Chain Programs Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management A CPO in the financial services industry also noted that a need to redefine procurement s role in the enterprise is happening driven by the recognition that a new type of procurement capability is needed Prior to our transformation the ONLY metric by which our performance was measured is how much money we saved for the No comments Easy steps for supply chain students to ensure they remain unemployed May 21 2013 by handfield categories MBA Supply Chain Programs Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management I recently visited with a large services company and learned a few things talking to their supply chain recruiters that provided some great insights for students to think about First the managers I spoke with talked about things every student who is serious about finding a job should do before an interview Be prepared No comments Do We Need More Lawyers in Procurement Or Do Lawyers Need More Procurement Managers March 29 2013 by handfield categories Contract Management MBA Supply Chain Programs Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Talent As I ve continued with my research on the future faces of procurement a consistent theme that has come up again and again is the need for increased interaction between the legal and procurement groups in organizations Today this interaction is often poorly handled with clumsy templates being exchanged between the two groups and in some 2 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 They re Posted Latest Supply Chain Sustainability Benchmark Reports July 3 2012 by handfield categories Aerospace Supply Chain MBA Supply Chain Programs Procurement Sustainability Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Sustainability Every other year a team of MBA students from the Poole College of

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  • Oil and Gas Procurement – Supply Chain View from the Field
    Demand management and specification management are some of the biggest problems encountered in post award contracting A few years ago we reviewed this situation and found that the biggest problems were often ones that 3 comments Making Sense of the Economic Numbers February 7 2015 by handfield categories Forecasting Oil and Gas Procurement Supply Chain Management Supply Market Intelligence There has been a huge amount of economic data pouring out in the last two weeks all the while in the face of news of increasing violence in the Ukraine Jordan and the Middle East Domestically we seem to be in a situation negative total inflation the Fed will be on hold until December delaying No comments The Politics of Global Oil December 15 2014 by handfield categories Oil and Gas Procurement Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Oil prices continued to plummet last week to below 60 and experts predict that it could continue to drop All of a sudden what seemed like a boost to the global economy has caused consternation and worry among economists as the recognition that the oil supports jobs across a number of important sectors There are of No comments Changing SRM Behaviors in a Period of 70 bbl Oil November 12 2014 by handfield categories Category Management Contract Management Oil and Gas Procurement Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships I was in Houston yesterday evening speaking to a large group of procurement executives at a roundtable held by KPMG s Procurement Advisory Group at the fabulous Brennan s restaurant on Smith Street The event was sponsored by Coupa one of the leading providers of software and several of the Coupa executives from the Houston area and 1 comment Collaborative Approaches to Design Build Contracts in Oil and Gas Construction October 13 2014 by handfield categories Contract Management Customer Relationship Management Oil and Gas Procurement Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Many companies are still proclaiming that they have collaborative relationships but nowhere is this less the case then in the construction industry in oil and gas In this environment traditional Design Build relationships are more risk prone and litigious then ever Recently I met with a group of companies in Niagara Falls at a meeting hosted by Aecon a 1 comment Natural Gas is Cheaper and More Sustainable for Transportation Just Ask Truckers October 30 2013 by handfield categories Corporate Social Responsibility Oil and Gas Procurement Supply Chain Innovation Sustainability Transportation Planning Today s story in the Wall Street Journal discusses how more operators of the largest truck fleets in the US are in the process of converting their fleets over to natural gas powered trucks These big companies including Procter Gamble United Parcel Service FedEx and North Carolina based Lowes are all recognizing that the cost 1 comment Emerging Issues for Procurement in Oil and Gas October 19 2013 by handfield categories Category Management Oil and Gas Procurement Organizing for Supply

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  • Procure to Pay – Supply Chain View from the Field
    I discuss some of the major changes going on in the procurement area and how we are at a crossroads for driving change Gerard added a great blog post No comments Notes from ProcureCon Indirect West at the Wigwam in Phoenix Arizona September 16 2014 by handfield categories Business Process Outsourcing Contract Management Procure to Pay Social Media in Supply Chains Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Had a great time today speaking at the ProcureCon conference in Phoenix today and spent a good deal of time talking to a number of the different solutions providers in the vendor area I was amazed at the speed and convenience of the technical solutions emerging in the procurement area based on the discussions I No comments Supplier Financial Health Don t Wait for the Worst Reach out and Talk September 6 2014 by handfield categories BRIC Supply Chain Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Working Capital Management Supply management research has established the axiom that firms are no longer operating independently but indeed are part of an extended global network that is subject to high degrees of volatility increasing customer expectations and is subject to major forms of disruption risk However what is not well understood is whether supply manager behaviors have No comments Understanding Your Sourcing Footprint is the Key to Procurement Analytics August 4 2014 by handfield categories Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supply chain analytics Direct conversations through on site engagement with different lines of business is the most direct and effective means of understanding how sourcing processes are occurring today as well as understanding how the sourcing need evolves and is expressed to suppliers The initial approach should be selected based on the greatest likelihood of success not necessarily the 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 Future Procurement Capabilities Supply Managers Need to Think like CFO s December 14 2013 by handfield categories Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Forecasting Procure to Pay Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management In this first of a series of blogs I will be exploring many of the key themes that emerged in the recent Future of Procurement study I co authored with KPMG s Procurement Advisory Council The first of the themes we will explore is the procurement manager s role as a support to the Chief Financial Officer A No comments Beyond Spend

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  • Procurement Sustainability – Supply Chain View from the Field
    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 and Disney have publicly stated that they are not going to Bangladesh for apparel sourcing in the future But that leaves these No comments 600 Dead in Bangladesh Is there a soul to the enterprise May 6 2013 by handfield categories Procurement Sustainability Retail Logistics Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Sustainability News of the increasing death toll in Bangladesh continues to pour in with the latest at 600 found dead in the rubble of the Rama factory complex Demonstrators are protesting apparel offices such as Gap s offices in San Francisco to demand better working conditions in Bangladesh factories But how easy is it for companies to 3 comments Moving beyond minimally acceptable sustainable supply chains April 23 2013 by handfield categories Procurement Sustainability Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Sustainability A lot of people are emphasizing the need to drive sustainable supply chains If we have a more sustainable supply base we hear from advocates it will cost less and we will be better corporate citizens I m not sure I buy this line of thought although I would certainly put myself squarely in the camp No 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 The business case for extending sustainability in the supply chain The Burt s Bees Story January 26 2013 by handfield categories Procurement Sustainability Supply Chain Strategy Sustainability Jenny Sebley former supplier sustainability manager at Burt s Bees spoke in my sustainable supply chain class today Sustainable supply chains was a key issue at Burt s Bees and continues to play an important role There were several business drivers behind this The first focus was on reducing waste and leaning the supply chain The brand 2 comments Bio based Feedstock Supply Chains Subject Matter Experts Speak in Washington November 29 2012 by handfield categories Commodities forecasting Procurement Sustainability Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy Sustainability I attended a conference today in Washington DC hosted by Duke University and Yale University on Biobased Feedstocks The discussion led to some interesting observations about the

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