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Best Practices in Forming Centers of Excellence

Join us for an overview of the key findings from a recent study on supply chain Centers of Excellence (COE) from Professor Robert Handfield.

Results from the study include an overview of the different types of COEs currently in use and a set of guidelines for supply management executives to follow when establishing and managing COEs.

Additionally, understand the best practices and lessons learned when forming COEs. Other key takeaways include: 

  • How to staff and govern COEs
  • How to sustain and fund COEs
  • How to ensure the entire organization fully leverages the COE


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This event was designed for supply management professionals interested in exploring strategies and best practices in emerging trends in their organization.

Attend free-of-charge but register early. 
These events have limited seating and are well attended. Secure your seat now.

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Meet our presenter

Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, and Executive Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

Handfield is Editor-in-Chief of the online Logistics journal, Consulting Editor of the Journal of Operations Management, one of the leading supply chain management journals in the field, and the author of several books on supply chain management, including “FLOW: How the Best Supply Chains Thrive” (2022), “Supply Chain Immunity” (2023), “The LIVING Supply Chain: The Evolving Imperative of Operating in Real Time” (2017), and “Introduction to Supply Chain Management” (1999, 25,000 copies sold, and translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Korean).

His current research involves work on understanding how to restructure the public health response system, based on his pro bono work with the Joint Acquisition Task Force during the COVID pandemic in March – October 2020. He has been supported by multiple grants exceeding $10M, including the United States Department of Agriculture to study market forecasts for bio-based products ($200,000), a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation to create an Ethical Apparel Index ($1.2M over three years), a $500K grant to study the use of serious gaming in supply chain resilience wargames, and has received multiple NSF grants for studies in supply chain management.