Real World Procurement - Robert Handfield

Rob Handfield

Robert Handfield

Executive Director of the Supply Chain Resource Co-Operative

Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management

Handfield founded the SCRC as the first major industry-university partnership to integrate student projects into the MBA classroom in an integrative fashion, and has had over 25 major Fortune 500 companies participating as industry partners since 1999. He teaches an MBA project-based class, Supply Chain Relationships, which focuses on supply market intelligence, supplier performance management, and completion of an SCRC company student-led project.

Handfield is the Consulting Editor of the Journal of Operations Management, one of the leading supply chain management journals in the field, and is the author of several books on supply chain management, the most recent being Biopharmaceutical Supply Chains, Supply Market Intelligence, Supply Chain Re-Design and Introduction to Supply Chain Management (Prentice Hall, 1999, 25,000 copies sold, and translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Korean).

He has co-authored textbooks for MBA and undergraduate classes including Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 6th revision (with Robert Monczka) and Operations and Supply Chain Management 3rd revision (with Cecil Bozarth). He recently led a global study on Global Logistics Trends and Strategies for BVL International in 2013, as well as a report entitled Future Buy: The Future of Procurement published by KPMG.

Handfield has consulted with over 25 Fortune 500 companies, including Biogen Idec, Caterpillar, John Deere, GlaxoSmithKline, Boston Scientific, Delphi, Chevron, British Petroleum, Chevron Phillips, Bank of America, Tennessee Valley Authority, Timken, Sensata, KPMG, Shell, Federal Express, SAP, Toshiba, and others. He has published more than 100 articles in top management journals including California Management Review, Sloan Management Review, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and Decision Sciences. His work has been cited in over 23,000 publications according to Google Scholar.

Robert's Webinars:

Leveraging Supplier Innovation - Register Here

Innovative Data Leveraging for Procurement Analysis - Register Here

The Digital Procurement Era - Register Here

Creating Transparency in the Supply Chain to Reduce Risk - Register Here

Strategic Cost Management - Register Here

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