MBA Supply Chain and Marketing Research Teams

MBA student teams from the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and Consumer Innovation Consortium at NC State University’s Poole College of Management have worked with NCGT staff and partner entities since summer 2013 to investigate and address food business processes and supply chain issues across the local-to-mainstream food supply chain. For information on the NC Growing Together MBA program, please contact Rebecca Dunning, or 919-389-2220.

Supply Chain Scholars

In the 2013-2014 academic year, NCGT sponsored two Supply Chain Scholars at the Poole College of Management to tackle supply chain questions related to the project. Jessica Newsome spent the year researching the seafood supply chain nationally and within the state, and conducting a market readiness assessment. Supply Chain Scholar Sebastian Naskaris worked with NCGT’s grocery partners Lowes Foods and MDI (Lowes Foods’ wholesale distributor) to understand and create visual walkthrough documents for produce and meat products. A summary of their work and links to their full reports are given below.

UNC-Chapel Hill Grocery Consumer Demand Project