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  • Supply Chain Economics – Supply Chain View from the Field
    Supply Chain Business Process Outsourcing Contract Management Design for Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Healthcare Supply Management Organizing for Supply Chain Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy Joydeep Ganguly from Biogen Idec spoke in my Supply Chain Relationships class last week and shared his insights on how Biogen s supply chain evolved Since graduating from the NC State Jenkins MBA program in 2006 Joydeep Ganguly has risen through the ranks at Biogen Idec the world s oldest independent biotechnology company and the largest No comments What s New in 2015 for the supply chain world See 2014 s predictions January 13 2015 by handfield categories Analytics Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Forecasting Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Strategic Cost Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy Last year around this time I made a lot of predictions about what 2014 would hold in store Let s revisit some of these and see what has happened or what hasn t Here are my predictions from 2014 and an update on what I think will happen in these areas Most of them really haven t panned out 2 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 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 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 The Origins of Category Management February 3 2014 by handfield categories Category

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  • Supply Chain Ethics – Supply Chain View from the Field
    on the subject of how the need for talent is shifting dramatically in the years ahead The first to comment on this was Ken Litton CPO at Deutsche Bank and a 2 comments Tarpon Springs FL A Bastion of Integrity August 6 2013 by handfield categories Supply Chain Ethics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Sustainability An article entitled Spillapalooza How BP Got Screwed in the Gulf by Paul Barrett provides some astounding statistics on the volume of litigation that continues to occur and the widespread abuse of this event by the legal community to pull money out of big bad oil companies Barrett points out that following the litigious feeding 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

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  • Supply Chain Innovation – Supply Chain View from the Field
    was excited by the discussions and feedback over the course of today I arrived in Palermo yesterday and had an opportunity to wander the streets and experience the wonderful food carefree and friendly people and of course the wonderful mix of architecture and cultures that 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 Charlotte Area CPO s Share Insights on Supplier Relationship Management June 1 2014 by handfield categories Category Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships I had the opportunity to host a roundtable at Fleming s Steakhouse in downtown Charlotte for a group of Chief Procurement Officers hosted by Accenture sharing thoughts on the subject of SRM The gathering was an opportunity to get to meet peers in the procurement leadership in the Charlotte area and exchange ideas on themes and No comments Supplier Relationship Management is About PEOPLE Sorry it s not about Technology April 25 2014 by handfield categories Customer Relationship Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Market Intelligence We had some great insights from two speakers on our final day of the SCRC Meeting Our first speaker was Lowell Hoffman who spoke about some of the lessons learned he s experienced working for 25 years in procurement as a CPO at National Can Kraft and Colgate Palmolive and 18 years of professional consulting Lowell emphasized 2 comments Insights from the SCRC Meeting on Supplier Led Innovation April 23 2014 by handfield categories Strategic Cost Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Innovation We had a great turnout with over 120 executives at our SCRC meeting today at the downtown Marriott in Raleigh The theme Supplier Led Innvoation featured a number of excellent speakers and insights After I did a kick off discussion emphasizing the importance of trust integrity and leadership in driving innovation Dan Kettler from John Deere followed No 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 Supplier Led Innovation Theme for Upcoming SCRC Meeting April 23 24 2014 March 22 2014 by handfield categories Customer Relationship Management Design for Supply Chain Strategic Cost Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Our SCRC team sent out invitations to our next SCRC meeting on April 23 and 24 which will focus on a theme that is often discussed in the press but which many people have yet to really define effectively Managing Relationships to Drive Supplier Led Innovation The concept of measuring and structuring supplier relationships to drive No comments Supplier Led Innovation Workshop March 3 2014 by handfield categories Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships In 2003 Nokia was in a lawsuit and could not use Qualcomm chips in their phones Nokia was addressing the future of America and Asia driven by China but couldn t buy chips from Qualcomm So the Chief Procurement Officer approached Texas Instruments and HP Micro producers of the best analog chips at the time and No comments Small Business Manufacturing in America Innovate Design Develop and Manufacture February 27 2014 by handfield categories Category Management Design for Supply Chain Organizing for Supply Chain Strategic Cost Management Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Innovation I had a remarkable interview with a medium sized supplier today that has truly found a business model which I believe holds a promise for a new industrial revolution in North America The approach is built on one of America s most important capabilities that makes it stand out globally the ability to generate ideas and 1 comment Look to Your Suppliers to Drive Innovation February 9 2014 by handfield categories Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Innovation Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Talent As organizations face a challenging market for global growth the knowledge that innovation is the life blood for market expansion is well understood As R D budgets become more constrained or have limited opportunities for smaller projects executives recognize that many of the opportunities for innovation lie in the intellectual property technical knowhow and entrepreneurial spirit No comments So what exactly is Supplier Relationship Management anyway January 28 2014 by handfield categories Category Management Customer Relationship Management Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Quality Supply chain Relationships A lot of terminology is being thrown in pubic forums using terms such as collaboration partnering relationship management and other themes These terms are in my opinion being over used without really attaching too much meaning to them They all seem to refer to some form of touchy feely kumbaya type of relationship between buyers and sellers that 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

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  • Supply Chain Legal Issues – Supply Chain View from the Field
    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 Food Systems Logistics Luxury Brands MBA Supply Chain MBA Supply Chain Programs Oil and

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  • Supply Chain Management – Supply Chain View from the Field
    people in organizations to speed things up and provides greater visibility to what is going on in an No comments Is it Time for to Move Away from World Class Supply Chains March 9 2016 by handfield categories Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management An excerpt from our book The Procurement Value Proposition got a nice section of CSCMP s Supply Chain Quarterly edition this week The book looks at what the future procurement capability will need to be in light of the massive game changers of globalization technology cultural diversity demographic issues and sustainable pressure that is changing the entire No comments Academics share insights about sustainable supply chains at NC State Workshop February 27 2016 by handfield categories Corporate Social Responsibility Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Energy Supply Chain Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Procurement Sustainability Supply Chain Management Sustainability I had the opportunity to sit in on a number of academic presentations today as part of the Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chain Management Workshop for Early Career Faculty During the morning we heard from a number of individuals in a session on Inspections disclosures and social responsibility In this session researchers from UVA and MIT explored No comments Procurement Analytics Hanging Out and Thinking About Value February 18 2016 by handfield categories Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply Market Intelligence I had an opportunity to go on a Google Hangout with Alex Zhong from IBM yesterday We recorded the hangout discussion and it gave me an opportunity to share some of my thoughts on how procurement needs to really step up and change You see the video here A lot of the discussion was focused on No comments Supply chain industries have a massive impact on the North Carolina economy February 16 2016 by handfield categories Emerging Issues in Supply Chain MBA Supply Chain Programs Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Students NORTH CAROLINA S SUPPLY CHAIN Conduit for Commerce Economic Development An Economic Impact Statement Analysis This recent study on the state of the supply chain industry and its impact on the North Carolina economy was completed by a team of who students recently presented both in front of the North Carolina Legislature Subcommittee on State Logistics and the No comments 6 Questions on the Minds of Every Chief Procurement Officer February 11 2016 by handfield categories Analytics Change Management Emerging Issues in Supply Chain ERP Systems Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management I spent some time working with IBM this past month on a slide share that covers 6 key questions on the minds of many of the Chief Procurement Officers I ve spoken to in the last year Many of these questions relate to comments that you ve read before if you keep up with this blog but No comments Procurement at a Crossroads Spot On and Makes You Think February 8 2016 by handfield categories Book Reviews Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence I had a chance to review the new book by Jim Hansen and Kelly Barner Procurement at a Crossroads which explores the many changes that the profession is facing and challenges individuals to do things differently I blushed a bit at the number of my citations in the book including an interview I did with 1 comment Collaboration is becoming a bad word in some circles January 26 2016 by handfield categories BVL International Change Management Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Logistics MBA Supply Chain Programs Organizing for Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships The concept of Collaboration has been getting a lot of grief lately For instance recent articles in the Harvard Business Review and the Economist emphasize that collaboration has reached the point of godliness in modern business and that managers are overwhelmed with collaborative tools They complain that multi tasking through collaboration is reducing the quality of No comments Nike partnership with Flex producing innovation coupled with digitization January 21 2016 by handfield categories Analytics Design for Supply Chain Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Inventory Management Logistics Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Market Intelligence I spent the last two days meeting with members of the Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing team at Nike in Beaverton Oregon Nike has developed a partnership with NC State s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and we are working together to explore new approaches to creating a sustainable supply chain The visit comes on the heels No comments A solution for the New Normal Real Time Supply Chain thinking by handfield categories Analytics Design for Supply Chain Social Media in Supply Chains Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Strategy The current environment we find ourselves in is indeed perilous As the stock market continues to spin up and down in a volatile fashion brokers and Wall Street types are looking at a dour projection Growth is projected to be running at an anemic 2 3 or worse China s economy is dragging and the only element 1 comment SCM is smoking hot Why students should consider NC State for a supply chain major January 15 2016 by handfield categories MBA Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management An article published in the Wall Street Journal identifies what I have been saying for years now Supply chain talent is a hot commodity Many of the skills that we ve identified in prior posts on this site have discussed the key skills and knowledge that recruiters are looking for in supply chain students And schools like NC No comments Handfield s Top Supply Chain Predictions for 2016 December 28 2015 by handfield categories Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Supply chain

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  • Supply Chain Quality – Supply Chain View from the Field
    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 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 Using the Influence Model to Improve Quality and Cost in Product Design August 15 2012 by handfield categories Design for Supply Chain Strategic Cost Management Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Quality I recently spoke to an individual whose title was Director of Engineering Operations at a major technology company He shared with me details regarding his role and the relationship to the supply chain organization He first shared that this company has made a big investment in having technical expertise in the supply chain As opposed 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

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  • Supply chain Relationships – Supply Chain View from the Field
    be an exciting event with many leading speakers and academics attending I look No comments Needed An Analytics Platform to Support the New Face of Procurement Transformation August 1 2015 by handfield categories Analytics Emerging Issues in Supply Chain MBA Supply Chain Programs Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships As organizations continue to discuss the notion of procurement value transformation there is a noticeable gap between the stated intentions of organizations to pursue value and their actions as they pertain to on going adversarial approaches to supplier relationships As Gerard Chick and I noted in our recent book The Procurement Value Proposition 2015 many organizations see 1 comment Legal Experts Need to be Front and Center in Negotiating Software Contracts July 22 2015 by handfield categories Contract Management Customer Relationship Management Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Government Acquisition Supply Chain Legal Issues Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships I had the opportunity to engage in a negotiation seminar with a large insurance company last week and had the team work on a software contract role play In the scenario there was both a buyer and supplier and there were multiple facets to consider in the negotiation The problem in preparing for such a No comments A Tale of Two Procurement Books Cox s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis Cox Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy Keith et al July 17 2015 by handfield categories Book Reviews Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain Relationships A new face of procurement is emerging which is recognizing that a new set of value drivers must be developed in the face of massive environmental changes Some of the emerging views on the future of procurement focus on the importance of being a strong internal consultant the importance of building relationships coaching suppliers post award 6 comments Andrew Cox s Sourcing Portfolio Analysis More of the Same July 14 2015 by handfield categories Book Reviews Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Against the many new articles and books being produced on the changing face of procurement and the importance of value creation and collaboration Andrew Cox s new book Sourcing Portfolio Analysis came out earlier this year The book is essentially a series of prescriptive 2 X 2 and 8 X 8 matrices that establish different typologies for No comments The American Red Cross A New SCRC Partner Company Engages the Influence Model June 24 2015 by handfield categories Category Management Contract Management Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Healthcare Supply Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Strategy I had the opportunity to visit with the American Red Cross in Charlotte NC yesterday and held a negotiation workshop with the supply chain directors and managers This was at the request of my good friend Tom Nash who I have known since 2000 when he was an IT Sourcing executive at Shell Oil in No comments Newly minted MBA from NC State heads off to Apple s Supply Chain Organization June 4 2015 by handfield categories MBA Supply Chain Strategic Cost Management Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships One of my recent students from last year Gaurav Chhabra just graduated this semester and landed a job in Apple s supply chain organization I had a chance to catch up with Guarav today and we chatted briefly about his experience in the Jenkins MBA program the role of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative in helping to shape No comments Minority Supplier Payment Term Challenges at Diversity Alliance 4 Science In the Shark Tank May 24 2015 by handfield categories Contract Management Procure to Pay Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Working Capital Management I participated in the Diversity Alliance 4 Science event last week held in Newark NJ For those of you who don t know this is a fantastic event held by most of the major life sciences companies to encourage networking and open collaboration with a host of small minority owned women owned and veteran owned businesses Life Science companies No comments Utility Supply Management Association Notes May 19 2015 by handfield categories Energy Supply Chain Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships I had the opportunity to speak to a group of utility companies and many of their direct suppliers at the annual Utility Supply Management Association in Savannah Georgia on Monday This was a great opportunity to share insights from our recent research on the subject of driving closer buyer seller relationships and the role of No comments Spectra Energy Supplier Forum Driving Collaborative Project Management May 10 2015 by handfield categories Customer Relationship Management Oil and Gas Procurement Organizing for Supply Chain Procure to Pay Project Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships I had the pleasure and honor of attending the 2nd annual Supplier Forum hosted by Union Gas Spectra Energy in Hamilton Ontario at the end of April The meeting was intended to bring together senior executive s from Union Gas s top 100 suppliers in a forum to open discuss how to drive improvement in the No comments SCRC Meeting April 27 28 on Supply Chain Risk Building a Risk Management Capability April 20 2015 by handfield categories Corporate Social Responsibility Design for Supply Chain Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Logistics MBA Supply Chain Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Students Supply Market Intelligence Transportation Planning We are in the last stages of planning for our upcoming 31st Semi Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative SCRC Meeting on Monday and Tuesday April 27 28 2015 at North Carolina State University 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 Omni Channel Supply Chains Are

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  • Supply Chain Risk – Supply Chain View from the Field
    store Let s revisit some of these and see what has happened or what hasn t Here are my predictions from 2014 and an update on what I think will happen in these areas Most of them really haven t panned out 2 comments Apple s Sapphire Supplier A Textbook Example of Supplier Relationships Gone Bad November 20 2014 by handfield categories Category Management Customer Relationship Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Today s breaking Wall Street Journal article provides a great case study on the impacts of not properly managing contractual supplier relationships First consider the type of supply arrangement this represented This was an important and emerging new technology one that would produce manufactured sapphire to cover the face of all of Apple s new iphone products 7 comments How Does Procurement Create Value Insights from CPO Speakers at Zycus Horizons Conference November 10 2014 by handfield categories Category Management Corporate Social Responsibility Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk I was attending the Zycus Horizons 2014 conference at Amelia Island today listening to speakers In addition to the procurement executives I also got to meet Captain Dick Phillips the captain of note in the film Captain Phillips We had a chance to talk about his experience and he also presented to the group about 1 comment 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 Thoughts from EurOMA Palermo Operations Management and the Innovation Economy June 22 2014 by handfield categories Analytics Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Talent Just finished speaking at the EurOMA conference in Palermo and was excited by the discussions and feedback over the course of today I arrived in Palermo yesterday and had an opportunity to wander the streets and experience the wonderful food carefree and friendly people and of course the wonderful mix of architecture and cultures that No comments Winning Student Posters Focus on Visibility Total Cost of Ownership and Procurement Processes May 5 2014 by handfield categories Inventory Management MBA Supply Chain Strategic Cost Management Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Students Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management Undergraduate Supply Chain We had another great set of student projects during our Spring SCRC student poster session Students presented a total of 26 projects including both practicum projects from our undergraduates our MBA and the new Local Food Systems Class A big part of the event involved the bi annual student poster competition Executives voted on the best 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 Insights from the 2014 Institute of Analytics Winter Symposium Building a Culture of Analytics February 5 2014 by handfield categories Analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Supply Chain Systems Supply Market Intelligence Sustainability I had the privilege of leading a session at the Winter Symposium of the International Institute of Analytics with a host of great companies discussing how companies are embedding hardware into products and trying to drive improved supply chain performance in their products The topics ranged on a variety of areas but focused on several 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 Managing the flow of supplier related data in financial services December 3 2013 by handfield categories Strategic Sourcing Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Risk Doug Hague Vendor Analytics Executive from Bank of America shared insights on how the financial services industry is facing a lot of pressure to supply related analytics and management of suppliers A good example is robo signing performed by third party vendors and the need to establish controls and oversight over activities in loan servicing loss 1 comment 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

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