CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
March 05, 2015

Current Issue: Quarter 4 2014

T = MIC<sup>2</sup>: Game-changing trends and supply chain's

Technology
T = MIC2: Game-changing trends and supply chain's "new normal"

Five technology trends are shaping a future where mobility, integration, complexity, and competition will be the defining characteristics of successful supply chain strategy.

Bringing a supply chain back to life in Afghanistan
Global

Bringing a supply chain back to life in Afghanistan

Decades of war have devastated the Afghan hand-knotted carpet industry. Now a new public-private initiative will help traditional artisans rebuild the supply chain that provides raw materials like wool and dyes and delivers finished carpets to domestic and export markets.
Tackling urban congestion: The Off-Hour Delivery Project in The Big Apple
Strategy

Tackling urban congestion: The Off-Hour Delivery Project in The Big Apple

A successful collaboration among the local community and the public and private sectors is helping to increase supply chains' profitability and sustainability in New York City.
Machine learning: A new tool for better forecasting
Technology

Machine learning: A new tool for better forecasting

Business volatility and the complexity of factors influencing demand are making it hard to reliably model the causes of demand variation. Machine learning can help companies overcome that challenge.
Seven technology trends shaping the future of material handling
Strategy

Seven technology trends shaping the future of material handling

Many of the disruptive technologies that are changing our society are making their way into warehouses and distribution centers. What are they, and how will they influence the way products move through the supply chain?
Columns
Perspective

What it really takes to start a revolution

You don't have to be a technological genius to be an innovator, says tech entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki. You just have to think different.
Direct Connection

CSCMP: Your best supply chain resource, bar none

Rick Blasgen, President and CEO of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, talks about the value CSCMP provides and invites supply chain professionals worldwide to join the organization.
Afterword

To connect, you need to look up

Worried about missing something really important? Then you'll need to glance up from that phone or tablet once in a while.
Monetary Matters

Payroll cycle economics and supply chain dynamics

By understanding the timing of consumer paydays and the impact that has on spending patterns, supply chain managers for many retail and consumer goods manufacturers can better identify the factors that may be contributing to a surge in sales.
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Perspective
Greetings from snow-covered Boston
Unusually severe weather events have an enormous impact on supply chains. But there's only so much you can do to plan for them.
Top-Performing Supply Chains
How do you define supply chain excellence?
Each month, this new column will track the supply chain performance of key companies in a specific industry group. First up: electronics and high tech.
Forward Thinking
Research: 3-D printing looms large over logistics
Research: 3-D printing looms large over logistics
Logistics service providers differ in their predictions of how three-dimensional printing could affect their industry.

Forward Thinking
Global trade and container flow index: Uneven growth and stability across the globe
Geopolitical risks have had adverse consequences on world trade in some regions, while others have held steady.

Forward Thinking
Supply chain struggles to keep up with retailers' omnichannel ambitions
Results of two studies outline some of the challenges retailers face in fulfilling orders from the store floor and the backroom.

Forward Thinking
The problem with new products
A new Terra Technology study finds that product proliferation is having a negative impact on demand forecasting accuracy.

Forward Thinking
UT report: The future belongs to regional supply chains
A new paper from the University of Tennessee's Global Supply Chain Institute argues that many companies' decisions to shift manufacturing to Asia failed to fully consider the challenges and risks inherent in managing a global supply chain.

Departments
Dialogue: A conversation with an industry leader
Supply chain evangelist
Over a four-decade career, Michael Regan has earned recognition as a tireless advocate for the logistics profession and one of its most prominent, innovative—and often provocative—thinkers.

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