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NC State Ethical Apparel Index

Aug 25, 2022

Rob Handfield Leading the Charge for Ethical Apparel

Rob Handfield and fellow NC State researchers have developed the Ethical Apparel Index to promote ethical, sustainable supplier factories worldwide. 

Jun 23, 2022

Rob Handfield Weighs in on Summer Travel Surge

Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain management and director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, provides expert insight into the summer travel surge this year.  

Supply Chain Convergence In A Disruptive Environment

May 31, 2022

Supply Chain Convergence in a Disruptive Environment

Originally Published by GEP “Organizations are facing a cascading series of disruptions and need to adapt their supply chain operations in response. However, in a disruptive environment, gaps are exposed, and the problems arising from them are amplified — leading […] 

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Nov 29, 2021

Study Details Baseline Needs to Bring Factories into Compliance with Labor Standards

The study is a significant step toward building support for making the needed changes. 

Oct 20, 2021

Will Supply Issues Affect Holiday Shopping This Year?

NC State supply chain management expert Robert Handfield weighs in. 

Aug 12, 2021

An Economic Impact Analysis of U.S. Biobased Industries

A report co-authored by Professor Rob Handfield analyzes the economic and environmental impact of biobased product industries. 

Jun 22, 2021

Supply Chain Bottlenecks Will Likely Continue for the Remainder of the Year

By Rob Handfield As vaccination rates in the US, the UK, and Europe have risen, economies have shifted back and capital projects are beginning to resume. However, significant problems remain… 

Episode 6

Jun 7, 2021

Poole Podcast Episode 6: Lessons Learned: COVID-19 and the Global Supply Chain, with Rob Handfield and Joydeep Ganguly

Poole supply chain and operations professor Rob Handfield and Gilead Science and Jenkins MBA alumni Joydeep Ganguly share their expertise and provide actionable insight into supply chain strategy. 

May 11, 2021

State of Emergency: Rob Handfield Comments on Gas Shortage in North Carolina

Governor Roy Cooper issued a state of emergency on May 10 in response to the recent cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline causing a shutdown. Around North Carolina, many citizens are lining… 

Jan 5, 2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain: Potential Problems and Bottlenecks

Handfield and Finkenstadt combine their expertise of the global supply chain, medical supply chain, government acquisition and enterprise sourcing for the federal government to evaluate Operation Warp Speed’s strategic plan and the national infrastructure available.