Supply Chain Management 101

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Why Supply Chain Planning is More Critical Than Ever Before

November 20, 2023
This is the first in a series of blog posts based on the applied research report, “Advanced Supply Chain Planning: Leading Edge Capabilities Needed to Win in 2030,” by the research team of Michael Burnette, Dan Pellathy, Karen Mathews, and Daniel Myers. Download the white paper.
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Challenge Area #3: Developing Agile Relationships with External Stakeholders

August 30, 2023
This is the final in a series of blog posts based on the applied research report “Meeting the Challenge of Supply Chain Agility” by the research team of Bruce Behn, Pradeep Charath, Paul Ditmann, and Dan Pellathy. The first article introduced agility and its benefits for businesses; the second addressed the challenges businesses face when considering agility; the third focused on making the business case for agility.
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Challenge Area #2: Making the Business Case for Agility

August 23, 2023
This is the third in a series of blog posts based on the applied research report “Meeting the Challenge of Supply Chain Agility” by the research team of Bruce Behn, Pradeep Charath, Paul Ditmann, and Dan Pellathy. The first article introduced the concept and its benefits for businesses; the second addressed the initial challenges businesses face when considering agility.
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Making Sense of Sustainability Reporting Requirements

August 22, 2023
In previous blog posts, professor and transportation expert Alex Scott examined current standards for measuring truck emissions and proposed a science-based, data-driven method for improving how Scope 3 truck emissions are measured. Here he shares how to make sense of sustainability reporting requirements.
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Challenge Area #1: Thinking About Supply Chain Agility

August 16, 2023
This is the first in a series of blog posts based on the applied research report “Meeting the Challenge of Supply Chain Agility” by the research team of Bruce Behn, Pradeep Charath, Paul Ditmann, and Dan Pellathy. The first article introduced the concept and its benefits for businesses. Download the white paper.
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Meeting the Challenge of Supply Chain Agility

August 9, 2023
This is the first in a series of blog posts based on the applied research report, “Meeting the Challenge of Supply Chain Agility,” by the research team of Bruce Behn, Pradeep Charath, Paul Ditmann, and Dan Pellathy.
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Will China Restricting Metal Exports Bring on a New Era for Mining in North America?  

August 3, 2023
This post is the fifth in the series Raw Materials and Natural Resources in the Supply Chain, which explores the understudied and often misunderstood processes for sourcing natural resources used as raw materials by the industries that make the products we buy every day.

A Better Approach for Calculating Scope 3 Truck Emissions

June 28, 2023
In the first article of this two-part series, Alex Scott, a transportation researcher with more than two decades in the trucking industry, examined current standards for measuring truck emissions. Here he shares a science-based, data-driven method for improving how Scope 3 truck emissions are measured.
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Measuring Scope 3 Truck Emissions

June 21, 2023
Companies may soon be required to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions across their supply chains. The first article in this two-part series examines current standards for measuring truck emissions. In the second article, Alex Scott, a transportation researcher with more than two decades in the trucking industry, recommends a science-based, data-driven method he’s developed for improving how scope 3 truck emissions are measured.

Understanding our Apples: Renewable Natural Resource Supply Chains

June 8, 2023
This post is the fourth in the series, Raw Materials and Natural Resources in the Supply Chain, which explores the understudied, and often misunderstood, processes for sourcing natural resources that are used as raw materials by the industries that make the products we buy every day.