CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
April 19, 2014

Current Issue: Quarter 1 2014

Conflict minerals and corporate supply chains: The challenge of complying with Dodd-Frank

Procurement
Conflict minerals and corporate supply chains: The challenge of complying with Dodd-Frank

In just a few months, publicly traded U.S. companies will have to report their use of certain minerals and their derivatives to the government. Not ready just yet? Here's how to get your compliance efforts under way.

How Costa Express brewed up a better supply chain
Procurement

How Costa Express brewed up a better supply chain

When its original logistics and procurement model threatened to constrain its rapid growth, the U.K.-based coffee retailer went all-in: new leadership, new supply chain strategy, new logistics provider, and new software. Here's how it all paid off.
Too-great expectations?
Strategy

Too-great expectations?

Many young supply chain professionals have unrealistic expectations about job requirements and career paths. Employers and educators must do a better job of communicating what skills and traits new hires will need in the real world.
A fresh approach to improving total delivered cost
Strategy

A fresh approach to improving total delivered cost

Most companies calculate total delivered cost (TDC) based on inaccurate and outdated assumptions. Using optimization technology to more accurately forecast TDC by product and customer will help them to improve both their supply chain planning decisions and their costs.
The real impact of high transportation costs
Logistics

The real impact of high transportation costs

High transportation costs are driving three main shifts in supply chain strategies. These changes are having a beneficial impact not just on transportation budgets but also on broader supply chain and financial performance.
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Perspective

"Green" supply chains are still too costly

It's not surprising that cost and insufficient return on investment remain the biggest roadblock to adoption of emission-reductions program.
Career Ladder

Stop the "energy crisis"!

Your personal energy is the foundation of everything you do as a supply chain professional. Here's some advice on how to take care of yourself so you can be at your best.
Direct Connection

Supply chain risk: Takeaways from our Singapore conference

A stellar lineup of speakers talked about the array of risks faced by global supply chains today, and how they and their companies are responding to and mitigating those risks.
Monetary Matters

The American consumer and the retail supply chain

After their 2013 experience, retailers are likely to tighten store inventories during the 2014 holiday season. Here's why.
Afterword

Ethical supply chains: Complex, but essential

While building a global supply chain can have enormous financial benefits, it also brings with it enormous ethical responsibility.
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Trading partner support is crucial to "big data" analysis
Supply chain partners that are unwilling to share information prevent others from achieving the benefits of big data analysis.
Forward Thinking
Study: No link between supplier expenditures and risk
Study: No link between supplier expenditures and risk
The supplier you spend the most money on isn't necessarily the one that could cause you the most trouble.

Forward Thinking
Starbucks adds risk management program to help protect its supply chain
The coffee chain's enterprise risk management initiative identifies macro trends that could interrupt its supply chain and helps it to mitigate those risks.

Forward Thinking
Companies are reducing investments in emission-reduction programs
According to research conducted by CDP and Accenture, companies are becoming more cautious about investing in emission-reduction and supply chain sustainability programs.

Forward Thinking
Practitioners name top supply chain schools, certifications
The supply chain research and education organization SCM World has published its members' picks for the best sources of supply chain talent.

Forward Thinking
Improving U.S. economy boosts global trade growth
Global trade is seeing an uptick thanks in part to stronger economic performance in the United States.

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Dialogue: A conversation with an industry leader
Omnichannel navigator
For many retailers, omnichannel commerce is new and uncharted territory. But consultant Kerry W. Coin has been there, and now offers some guidance on how retailers can master a strategy that's fraught with supply chain challenges.

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