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Robert B. Handfield

Robert B. Handfield is Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University. The author of Re-engineering for Time-based Competition, he has published over 25 academic and professional articles on a wide range of issues related to time-based competition, procurement and sourcing strategy, environmentally friendly materials management, and TQM.

Handfield was co-investigator on two National Science Foundation Research Grants: Integrating Suppliers into New Product/Process Development, and Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing: Integrating Environmental Issues into Product Design Planning and Manufacturing. His consulting clients have included Spartan Motors, Newport News Shipbuilding, Mead, Honeywell, Turkish Petroleum, ITT Avionics Division, and many others.