NC State Jenkins MBA Professor Launches Blog

Raleigh, NC, April 04, 2010 --( The NC State Jenkins MBA ( has announced that Robert Handfield, professor of supply chain management, has launched a blog about the current trends and developments within the supply chain and operations field. A recognized leader in the industry, Handfield has been named a Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at N.C. State University, as well as director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, which works to bring the industry into the classroom at NCSU by involving faculty and students in finding solutions to the real industry problems of member companies.

The NC State Jenkins MBA supply chain management program was ranked 20th among supply chain schools by practitioners, 14th by academics and 18th overall. The ranking was included in “An Update on the State of Supply Chain Education,” a study led by Stanley E. Fawcett, the Donald L. Staheli Professor of Business Management at Brigham Young University, and published in Supply Chain Management Review.

“I’m excited to announce the launch of my blog,” said Handfield. “This is a great opportunity for me to let others know what is going on in the field of supply chain management, and a chance for me to stay in touch with those who share a common interest in my work.”

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- Handfield holds a doctorate in operations management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is the consulting editor of the Journal of Operations Management, one of the leading supply chain management journals in the field.

- The author of several books on supply chain management, Handfield’s most recent works include Supply Market Intelligence, Supply Chain Re-Design and Introduction to Supply Chain Management.

- In 2007, Handfield was identified as one of a handful of individuals in the “Pros to Know” list compiled by Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine.

About Jenkins Graduate School of Management:
The Jenkins Graduate School of Management is part of the North Carolina State University College of Management in Raleigh, N.C. In addition to the Jenkins MBA program, it offers graduate programs in accounting and economics. The Jenkins MBA program was established in 2002 to provide graduate management education with an emphasis on technology and innovation. Its real world approach to learning brings students, top educators and professionals together in a research and technology focused environment that supports the knowledge, skills and leadership development needed for today’s global marketplace. The Jenkins MBA program offers concentrations in biosciences management, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, financial management, innovation management, marketing management, services management and consulting, and supply chain management for both full- and part-time students. Consistently rated among the top 75 MBA programs, the Jenkins MBA continues to receive national and international attention for its commitment to quality education and research. For more information, visit

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