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Nov 3, 2023

Rob Handfield Explains Why Black Friday Shopping Could Look Different This Year

Lingering effects from a weekslong autoworkers strike could create shipping delays for holiday shoppers and retailers, as could a federal government shutdown. 

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Oct 25, 2023

Rob Handfield Weighs In on Challenges of U.S. Vape Import Ban

Handfield offers insight on the challenges customs officials face in intercepting banned products at U.S. ports. 

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Oct 3, 2023

Rob Handfield on ‘Taming the Counterfeiting Epidemic’

From counterfeiting to unauthorized sales, Rob Handfield offers organizations a comprehensive solution to combat the impact of criminal activity on supply chains. 

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Sep 26, 2023

Rob Handfield Explains How Panama Canal Drought Impacts Supply Chain

Poole College's Rob Handfield sheds light on how the Panama Canal drought is causing a shipping bottleneck with ripple effects on the supply chain. 

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Sep 21, 2023

Rob Handfield Discusses How United Auto Workers Strike Could Impact Supply Chain, Car Prices

Handfield says the United Auto Workers strike could drive up car prices and cause shortages of some vehicle models. 

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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.