Directors’ Experience Doesn’t Always Pay Off
It may seem obvious that shareholders stand to benefit when outside directors on a company’s board have experience in the industry the company operates in. However, that doesn’t hold true in the case of highly diversified companies, where directors tend […]
Excess and Obsolete Inventory: You’re All Responsible for It
Executives discuss challenges in managing an overlooked asset: excess and obsolete inventory.
Survey: Triangle Entrepreneurs Planning to Increase Hiring, Capital Spending
WRAL TechWire posted this story about the Quarterly Outlook of Triangle Entrepreneurs’ latest survey results, noting that those responding remain optimistic about the economy entering 2018 and as a result more are expecting to increase capital spending as well as […]
What Data Show about NC’s Progress as a Startup Ecosystem
This wrap-up story in ExitEvent about the startup environment in North Carolina shows growth in data available to measure the state’s startup ecosystem. Among the data sources cited is the Quarterly Outlook of Triangle Entrepreneurs (QuOTE), an ongoing research project […]
Economist Thomas Grennes Comments on Jones Act Impact on Puerto Rico
Thomas Grennes, NC State Poole College of Management professor of economics, emeritus, comments on a Wall Street Journal editorial, Puerto Rico’s Backlog, about the impact of the Jones Act on the U.S. island territory. Read more.
Economist Roy Cordato Comments on Proposed Federal Income Tax Changes
Roy Cordato explains why he opposes a plan to end the federal income tax deduction for state and local income and property taxes in this radio interview
CVS is Plotting a $66 Billion Takeover – and It Has a Lot to Do with Fending Off Amazon
Robert Handfield, Bank of American Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at the NC State Poole College of Management, comments on the recently announced potential deal by CVS to buy Aetna. The full story is here.
Designing Your Life Workshop to Utilize Design Thinking
Workshop provides tools to help students discover, design the life, career they want
What’s Wrong with the Outdated, Anti-competitive, Protectionist Jones Act? Just About Everything …..
Requiring Americans to use American-built ships on domestic routes increases shipping costs, reduces innovation, slows growth ...
The Impact of Digital Tools in the Supply Chain is Discussed in this Story about Book Co-authored with Prof. Rob Handfield
“Digital tools allow us to operate the supply chain in real-time,” says Tom Linton, chief procurement and supply chain officer at California’s Flex , in this article about “The LIVING Supply Chain: The Evolving Imperative of Operating in Real Time,” […]