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.
We all know searching for a job can be frustrating — whether it’s spending hours working on an online application only to be greeted by radio silence, or worse, finding out the employer had been grooming an internal candidate for the position all along. Now consider the added complexities that the COVID-19 pandemic has added
This year, as in the past five years, our supply chain index contributed to the overall ranking of firms in the top 250 best managed companies, as ranked by the Drucker Institute. The top companies in 2011 included the following: Microsoft Amazon Apple IBM Intel NVidia Johnson and Johnson Cisco Systems Procter and Gamble HP