Listen to this episode of Talking Supply Chain podcasts.wherever you get your podcasts. We’re hearing a lot about Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) these days, and not just for gaming with your kids. It’s still early days, but distribution center and plant managers are exploring ways to put these technologies to use to
While the rush of holiday gifts appears to have made it to their final destinations to end 2021 through myriad delivery networks, amid some unique challenges, 2022 has kicked off with its own new set of challenges, ones with familiar themes—winter storms on both U.S. coasts and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, specifically the Omicron variant—which
Procurement and supply chain executives are on the “same team” – and in general, a recent study conducted by the SCRC and GEP suggests that there is strong alignment between the two functions when it comes to prioritizing lower risks and reducing uncertainty in supply chains. Both procurement and logistics are aware of the increased
In the true spirit of NC State’s ‘Think and Do’ mantra, supply chain students at the Poole College of Management have the opportunity to participate in events hosted by the Supply Chain Club, which includes touring facilities at some of the area’s most prominent organizations. Most recently, students ventured to Toshiba Business Solutions in Morrisville,
Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management, offers risk mitigation strategies for supply chain leaders to ease current port congestion that include rerouting options, backup transportation options and alternative supplies. “However, even with more lead time, route alternatives aren’t always the simple solution they appear to be, particularly in the U.S.,” said Handfield.