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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 with respect to major shortages that exist in supply chains.   Consumers are finding that everything from appliance parts, bicycles, and other products is in short…

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 up at local gas pumps to fill up in preparation for a surge and shortage in gas. Rob Handfield, professor of operations and supply chain…

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.

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Nov 12, 2020

The Strategic Stockpile Failed; Experts Propose New Approach to Emergency Preparedness

Academic and military experts are calling for a new approach to national emergency preparedness.

Jun 19, 2020

Tom Linton About the Physics of Supply Chain and Paths to Become CPO

Tom Linton, chief procurement officer for Flex Ltd., breaks down lessons learned throughout his career while giving insight to the laws of physics in supply chain, localized supply chains and advice for recent college graduates.

May 20, 2020

Rob Handfield Webinar on Vital Supply Chains in a Pandemic

Rob Handfield, director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and professor of operations and supply chain management, served as a presenter for S&P Global Market Intelligence’s University Essentials webinar on the vital supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with representatives from S&P Global Market Intelligence, Handfield described COVID-19 as the catalyst of supply chain…