CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
August 23, 2014

Current Issue: Quarter 2 2014

Lifting the fog: Three steps to supply chain visibility

Technology
Lifting the fog: Three steps to supply chain visibility

To achieve supply chain visibility, you need to collect and analyze vast amounts of data. But how do you choose the right data? Following this three-step approach will help you leverage valuable data from both existing and new sources.

How Diageo reduced risk in Asia
Global

How Diageo reduced risk in Asia

By tailoring its supply chain strategy for specific product segments, the global beverage company reduced the risk of disruption to its growing Asian business. In the process, it gained a competitive advantage in this vast and variable market.
A supply chain redesign for omnichannel success
Global

A supply chain redesign for omnichannel success

To maintain its lead in omnichannel retailing, the venerable U.K. retailer John Lewis has adopted a very modern strategy: converting to "hybrid" distribution centers that fill orders for both retail stores and online sales.
Building a winning supply chain in Latin America
Global

Building a winning supply chain in Latin America

Its size, strong growth, and relative wealth make Latin America an increasingly appealing market—but only for companies that can overcome the region's supply chain complexities.
How business intelligence can improve strategic sourcing
Procurement

How business intelligence can improve strategic sourcing

Applying business intelligence (BI) solutions to procurement resolves traditional customer/supplier conflicts and provides a wealth of benefits to both parties. A longtime supply chain executive explains how it works.
Columns
Perspective

Wanted: Data scientists

To gain real advantage from complex "big data" analysis, you may need to bring in outside experts—but they're not so easy to come by.
Afterword

Remembering a great humanitarian

We urge all who knew, or knew of, Jock Menzies to take a moment to pause, reflect, and honor his memory.
Direct Connection

CSCMP's Annual Global Conference—a great educational value

The vibrant city of San Antonio, Texas, USA, will host the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) 2014 Annual Global Conference, September 21-24.
Career Ladder

Mentoring: A big commitment, with big rewards

Thinking about becoming a mentor? Here are some guidelines for developing and maintaining a successful relationship that will benefit both mentor and mentee.
Monetary Matters

Global trade in transition: From hyperglobalization to a globalized world

A combination of slow and/or uneven growth in global trade could have important implications for global supply chain dynamics.
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Perspective
Shrinking truck capacity a sign of economic equilibrium
Truck capacity is adjusting to a shift in demand caused by the growth of e-commerce.
Forward Thinking
Supply chain executives' ambitions exceed their grasp—for now
Supply chain executives' ambitions exceed their grasp—for now
A study conducted by MHI and Deloitte reveals the goals of supply chain executives and the constraints they face.

Forward Thinking
New book offers guidelines for evaluating 10 world regions
Global Supply Chains: Evaluating Regions on an EPIC Framework—Economy, Politics, Infrastructure and Competence presents a systematic approach to evaluating 10 world regions with respect to supply chain activities.

Forward Thinking
Study: Superior supply chains = superior growth
Recent research by Deloitte Consulting quantifies the financial benefits of superior supply chain capabilities.

Forward Thinking
New supply chain excellence index set to debut
A new index compiled by Arizona State University and Supply Chain Insights will rank companies on supply chain excellence by industry.

Forward Thinking
Industrial purchasers are embracing e-commerce
What was once the sole province of consumers has migrated to the realm of industrial purchasing, according to the results of a recent surveyed sponsored by UPS.

Forward Thinking
Global Trade and Container Flow Index
Despite the eurozone's fiscal troubles, global trade in Q1/2014 increased at an estimated rate of 1.3 percent, to US $2.234 billion. That growth was largely fueled by rising exports and domestic market demand in developed economies.

Forward Thinking
Apple rules Gartner's "Supply Chain Top 25" list again
Apple rules Gartner's
The global consumer electronics company retains the top spot for the seventh consecutive year.

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Letters to the Editor
Letters and comments from our readers

Dialogue: A conversation with an industry leader
Social media champion
Social media can offer supply chain managers a better way to break down organizational silos and solve supply chain problems, argues consultant Tony Martins.

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