Poole in the News

Nov 16, 2017

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 […]

Nov 15, 2017

Excess and Obsolete Inventory: You’re All Responsible for It

Executives discuss challenges in managing an overlooked asset: excess and obsolete inventory.

Nov 6, 2017

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 […]

Nov 1, 2017

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 […]

Oct 31, 2017

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.

Oct 31, 2017

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

Oct 30, 2017

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.

Oct 23, 2017  |  Career

Designing Your Life Workshop to Utilize Design Thinking

Workshop provides tools to help students discover, design the life, career they want

Sep 29, 2017

What’s Wrong with the Outdated, Anti-competitive, Protectionist Jones Act?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 ...

Sep 13, 2017  |  Industry

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,” […]