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  • Supply Chain Strategy – Supply Chain View from the Field
    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 Transportation Strategy in a Constrained Infrastructure 30th SCRC Meeting Kicks Off Today December 4 2014 by handfield categories Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Logistics Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Planning Working Capital Management The 30th SCRC meeting kicked off today with a theme on Transportation Strategy in an Infrastructure Constrained Environment This is a theme that was discussed a year ago at a conference in DC on Transportation Infrastructure over coffee with William Lucas from Caterpillar We talked about focusing on transportation as an issue that needs to 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 Structuring Relationships With Suppliers Who Are Also Customers June 29 2014 by handfield categories Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Strategy Supply Market Intelligence As organizations go about building supplier relationships using segmentation approaches several of the companies I ve met with are also thinking about how to structure such relationships when their supplier also happens to be an organization that is a major customer While the dreaded reciprocity issue must be avoided at all costs the fact is that 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 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 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

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  • Supply Chain Students – Supply Chain View from the Field
    Pay Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Students Supply Market Intelligence Every fall Betty Minton and Bill Collins my trusted and capable student project advisors and I play a game of musical chairs The challenge involves matching a group of bright eager and hungry young MBA and engineering students to a group of projects identified by a group of companies through the now well established Supply Chain Resource 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 Looking for a supply chain job You need to know what people are looking for October 14 2014 by handfield categories MBA Supply Chain Programs Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Students Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management A recent report by Software Advice a supply chain execution software reviews site provides insights into what a group of executives surveyed is looking for from supply chain job listings Software Advice analyzed 200 job listings to find out what it really takes to be a supply chain manager Some of the highlights included the following On 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 students were lined up with projects as part of their entry class into supply chain management MBA 541 I have been teaching this class called Supply Chain Relationships for the last 15 years at NC State This class develops major 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

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  • Supply Chain Systems – Supply Chain View from the Field
    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 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 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 Key Forces to Consider that will Impact the Future Global Logistics Environment August 7 2012 by handfield categories Global Supply Chain Logistics Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Systems Sustainability Today s global logistics environment is characterized by increasing complexity and a much greater number of parameters shaping the logistics environment The speed of trends is breathtaking and increasingly complicated and there is a need for the public sector to provide greater levels of support to facilitate economic growth One of the immediate implications is 1 comment 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 The Paperless Office Pipe Dream Procurement Mandate or Sustainability Boondoggle May 17 2012 by handfield categories Category Management Procurement Sustainability Strategic Cost Management Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Systems Sustainability In today s cost cutting environment many procurement and category management teams are sharpening their pencils and looking at ways to reduce indirect spend in areas such as printing document management and paper In addition the

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  • Supply Chain Talent – Supply Chain View from the Field
    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 Is Procurement a True Profession Yet May 13 2014 by handfield categories Organizing for Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Talent Supply Market Intelligence Gerard Chick and I are working on a new book that is effectively questioning whether procurement as we know it is on the right track and if not what it will take to get it back on track There is certainly a lot of work to be done and this exciting project that we ve been 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 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 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 Future of Procurement Study Available November 16 2013 by handfield categories Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence I recently completed a study of 25 CPO s each providing their view of what procurement will look like in 2025 You can download the full report at this link Procurement has a history that is linked in the core concepts of centralization volume leveraging and cost reduction The earliest traces of this can be linked 1 comment 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 Boston Procurement Leaders part 3 Talent Management Challenges September 19 2013 by handfield categories Contract Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Ethics Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management One of the most interesting panels from the Boston Procurement Leaders conference was focused on Talent Management We heard from a number of speakers 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 Procurement Leaders Forum Part 2 Procurement s Role in Open Innovation September 18 2013 by handfield categories Contract Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Supply Market Intelligence Steve Baggott the leader of Procter and Gamble s Connect Develop open innovation program spoke at Procurement Leaders this morning and shared the importance of changing views of working with suppliers Steve emphasized that it is about connectedness identifying ecosystems outside the enterprise with whom you can connect to accelerate This might include retirees from P G 3 comments Procurement needs to follow in the steps of marketing August 22 2013 by handfield categories Category Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence A recent interview I conducted with a former Chief Procurement Officer who has worked for over 25 years in procurement in various industries captures what I believe is the true opportunity that exists for supply management executives The space occupied by procurement is not well understood by the CEO or the CFO in most companies No comments Creating an analytics organization for supply chain May 31 2013 by handfield categories Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent I ve been leading a few calls for the International Institute of Analytics as a faculty lead for the manufacturing group We are preparing for the Chief Analytics Officer meeting coming up in Chicago in June One of the issues that comes up is where the analytics function should reside in IT or in the 6 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

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  • Supply Chain Talent Management – Supply Chain View from the Field
    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 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 Future of Procurement Study Available November 16 2013 by handfield categories Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence I recently completed a study of 25 CPO s each providing their view of what procurement will look like in 2025 You can download the full report at this link Procurement has a history that is linked in the core concepts of centralization volume leveraging and cost reduction The earliest traces of this can be linked 1 comment Boston Procurement Leaders part 3 Talent Management Challenges September 19 2013 by handfield categories Contract Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Ethics Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management One of the most interesting panels from the Boston Procurement Leaders conference was focused on Talent Management We heard from a number of speakers 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 Insights From Procurement Leaders Conference Part 1 Making HR Your Friend September 17 2013 by handfield categories Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence I am on the road this week acting as Chair e g master of ceremonies for the Procurement Leaders Forum in the heart of Boston at Sixty State Street There were hundreds of brilliant individuals in the room and in the space of two minutes I had run into two fellow Wolfpackers the Chief Procurement Officer No comments Procurement needs to follow in the steps of marketing August 22 2013 by handfield categories Category Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence A recent interview I conducted with a former Chief Procurement Officer who has worked for over 25 years in procurement in various industries captures what I believe is the true opportunity

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  • Supply Market Intelligence – Supply Chain View from the Field
    be done and this exciting project that we ve been 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 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 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 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 Future of Procurement Study Available November 16 2013 by handfield categories Strategic Sourcing Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence I recently completed a study of 25 CPO s each providing their view of what procurement will look like in 2025 You can download the full report at this link Procurement has a history that is linked in the core concepts of centralization volume leveraging and cost reduction The earliest traces of this can be linked 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 Chain Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Market Intelligence This past week I hosted a meeting with a small group of oil and gas procurement executives in Houston to share thoughts on some of the major trends occurring in oil and gas changes to the global oil and gas organization structure as well as the impacts on procurement capability in the emerging ecosystem As No comments Procurement Leaders Forum Part 2 Procurement s Role in Open Innovation September 18 2013 by handfield categories Contract Management Supplier Relationship Management Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Supply Market Intelligence Steve Baggott the leader of Procter and Gamble s Connect Develop open innovation program spoke at Procurement Leaders this morning and shared the importance of changing views of working with suppliers Steve emphasized that it is about connectedness identifying ecosystems outside the enterprise with whom you can connect to accelerate This might include retirees from P G 3 comments Insights From Procurement Leaders Conference Part 1 Making HR Your Friend September 17 2013 by handfield categories Procure to Pay Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence I am on the road this week acting as Chair e g master of ceremonies for the Procurement Leaders Forum in the heart of Boston at Sixty State Street There were hundreds of brilliant individuals in the room and in the space of two minutes I had run into two fellow Wolfpackers the Chief Procurement Officer No comments Procurement needs to follow in the steps of marketing August 22 2013 by handfield categories Category Management Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships Supply Chain Talent Supply Chain Talent Management Supply Market Intelligence A recent interview I conducted with a former Chief Procurement Officer who has worked for over 25 years in procurement in various industries captures what I believe is the true opportunity that exists for supply management executives The space occupied by procurement is not well understood by the CEO or the CFO in most companies 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

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  • Sustainability – Supply Chain View from the Field
    supply chains This is an area that is proving to be a challenge for marketers and supply chain types alike Forrest captured my thoughts and a number of other 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Posts from the BVL Conference on Logistics Innovation Continental s Vision for the Automated Vehicle October 24 2013 by handfield categories Analytics Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Systems Sustainability I had the opportunity to participate in the BVL International Logistics Congress in Berlin Germany this week There was a great deal of discussion regarding expectations for the global economy as well as the outlook for logistics management In general the expectation is above average with an upward trend and an expansive sector predicting more No comments Riva Krut Chief Sustainability Officer from Praxair discusses sustainable productivity October 14 2013 by handfield categories Supply Chain Strategy Sustainability Riva Krut spoke at NC State today and shared the exciting story of sustainable productivity at Praxair The company focuses on industrial gases and serves multiple sectors including gases that might be in your beer or soda The company covers a lot of different segments and with a mission of making the planet more productive No 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 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

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  • Transportation Planning – Supply Chain View from the Field
    as an issue that needs to 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 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 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 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 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

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