CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
September 25, 2018

Issue Archives: Quarter 2 2007

SCM: The past is prologue

Strategy
SCM: The past is prologue

A pioneer in the field shares his historical perspective on the birth of the discipline and offers some thoughts on the direction it might take in the future.

Strategy

Want to be agile? Master your data

Your supply chain's speed and efficiency depends on the flow of synchronized data between you and your partners. The first step: making sure your own data is clean and consistent.
Strategy

Why has CPFR failed to scale?

The consumer goods industry has paid too much attention to planning and forecasting, and too little to synchronizing product flow with demand, according to a longtime industry observer.
Global

Metamorphosis of a supply chain

By reorganizing and consolidating supply chain operations at its business units, Motorola is improving the three "Cs": cost, cash, and customer service. More benefits will accrue as the transformation continues.
Strategy

Mapping a lean strategy

Ask the right questions about the current state of your supply chain, and you'll get the answers you need to create a lean operation for the future. Two experts explain how to do it.
Logistics

A framework for network optimization

Need to better align distribution with changing business conditions? Use a modeling tool to assess your current network as well as alternatives for meeting your goal.
Technology

The end of cheap oil: Are you ready?

Supply chain managers must take action today to prepare for the end of the Oil Age tomorrow.

Book Excerpt: Know the ABCs of Retail Supply Chain Costs

This chapter from the forthcoming book, Retail Supply Chain Management, focuses on activity-based costing (ABC) as an effective method for understanding actual supply chain costs. With an accurate view of those costs, retailers can assess product profitability, adjust markups, reduce costs, and much more.
Columns
Afterword

Untangling the supply web

No supply web is ever a static thing, and keeping its parts connected is the supply chain manager's perpetual challenge.
Career Ladder

So you think you're ready to be chief supply chain officer?

The focus for supply chain leaders is not just on managing costs, but also on maximizing a company's profitability by improving asset productivity and even identifying new sources of revenue generation.
Direct Connection

On a mission

We are constantly reviewing how best to reach you, our customers, and this new publication is a result of that process.
Monetary Matters

Export diversification will change China's relationships

New ocean shipping options are emerging to handle Chinese exports, especially to its largest trading partner, the United States.
Perspective

Turning up the intellectual heat

CSCMP'S Supply Chain Quarterly was started with a mission: to be the premier journal of thought leadership for the supply chain profession.
Forward Thinking

China's future success may depend on supply chain talent

A report by the Chinese Academy of Sciences says that domestic and foreign-funded companies are having a difficult time finding qualified supply chain and logistics professionals.

CSCMP bridges China education gap

This June in Tianjin, the organization held its third annual conference on advanced technologies and supply chain management.

Sense and respond: MIT blog forecasts supply chain trends

The site also hosts a "Directions" section that includes more abstract, speculative reflections that are not related to specific events.

Land ho! New warehouses will be farther from shore

A severe land shortage around North American ports is driving warehouses farther and farther inland, according to the study "Import-Driven Warehousing in North America: Challenges and Opportunities."

Women favor logistics careers despite challenges

Even though they still must deal with an "old boys'" network in the workplace, respondents to the "2006 Career Patterns for Women in Logistics" study are bullish on logistics as a career.

Playing games with supply chains

In March of this year, game-based learning went global when 12 teams from top business schools around the world vied to create the most efficient supply chain in the first-ever Global Supply Chain Competition.

New translation of famed Toyota book now available

Now that Toyota has become the world's number one automaker, it's only fitting that a new English translation of the seminal Japanese book describing its famed production methods has been released.

Why marketing majors need to get out into the warehouse

Students with marketing degrees often enter the business world without understanding how supply chain practices affect marketing initiatives and strategies.

Say goodbye to "supply chain" and hello to "value network"?

The focus of supply chain management is shifting, moving away from "upstream," or the supply side, to "downstream," or the demand side, causing supply chain managers who participated in a recent study to suggest that that the term "supply chain management" be replaced by a more appropriate term.

An out-of-this-world supply chain

If you think setting up a world-class supply chain network is challenging, consider the task that faces NASA's logisticians as the agency prepares to built a permanent space station on the moon.

outsourcing standouts

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals released its 2007 list of the top outsourcing companies in such areas as information technology, business processes, facility services, and logistics.

World Economic Forum offers prescription for risk mitigation

Supply chains may be wrapping themselves around the world and the global economy may be expanding faster than ever, but it all remains increasingly vulnerable to disruption, says the World Economic Forum in its recently released "Global Risks 2007" report.
Departments

Open Enrollment

Upcoming professional education programs around the world
Latest Video

TIA sees no limit to 3PL sector growth
Robert Voltmann, president and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), joins us from CSCMP's annual EDGE Conference in Atlanta to discuss the state of the industry, and specifically the role of 3PLs in the market.

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Top-Performing Supply Chains
Five seismic shifts in supply chain technology
Supply chain technology is changing rapidly as new, innovative solution providers leave traditional legacy players behind.

Research for the Real World
Making the most out of flash sales
E-commerce sites have found that flash sales can be an effective way of getting rid of excess inventory. But setting the right price and forecasting the success of these sales is difficult. A new model may help.
Forward Thinking
Pacejet Shipping Software and Single Source Systems partner to support logistics platform
Two firms will leverage Infor ERP software, extend life of SyteLine pick, pack, and ship product beyond 2019.

Forward Thinking
Maersk to combine liner, supply chain units into one product
Ocean shipping, Damco operations to operate with single point of contact.

Forward Thinking
Supply chains shift from global to local
A new A.T. Kearney report says that companies are increasingly feeling the pressure to customize their supply chain operations to match local conditions instead of relying on a one-size-fits-all global model.

Forward Thinking
Survey: retailers turning to AI to improve demand management
Artificial intelligence seen as tool for generating more accurate forecasts, Symphony RetailAI says.

Forward Thinking
Diesel to power smaller share of U.S. truck orders by 2040, study says
Battery electric vehicles to gain share as urban trucking grows, technology improves, IHS Markit report says.

Forward Thinking
Florence flooding keeps Port of Wilmington, NC, closed to trucks until Monday
Planned 14-day closure could squeeze imports of bananas, clementines.

Forward Thinking
Florence's winds continue to slow, but heavy rain triggers road, track, and port closures.
Carriers warn clients of freight delays, as floods shutter logistics sites.

Forward Thinking
Small trials can lead to big results with blockchain and AI, panel says
GE and IBM advise launching internal pilots of emerging technologies, Project44 speakers say.

Forward Thinking
South Carolina ports set all-time monthly box record in August
Figure breaks June's prior record.

Forward Thinking
Analyst: shippers are leading carriers in progress toward digital supply chain practices
Logistics industry is only at level two out of ten in digitalization process, as customers demand change, Project44 panel says.

CSCMP Notebook
A mixed bag
The U.S. economy is growing. However, logistics capacity has not been able to keep up with increased demand, and costs are rising.

Back on the "unchained" gang?
CSCMP looks to reunite "CSCMP Unchained" band at this fall's Edge conference.

Gattorna to receive CSCMP Distinguished Service Award
A 40-year veteran of the supply chain and logistics profession, Gattorna is best known for his work on dynamic supply chains.

SCPro Bridge Exam offered at annual conference
For the first time, attendees of CSCMP's EDGE Conference can take the SCPro Bridge certification exam. The proctored exam will be held on Monday, October 1, at 10:30 a.m.

CSCMP honors military members with benefits
The council now offers discounted rates for military membership and registration for its EDGE annual conference as well as 100-percent reimbursement on SCPro certification exams.

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