CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
March 29, 2015

Issue Archives: Quarter 2 2009

Why you should lead the green charge

Why you should lead the green charge

With their experience leading cross-functional initiatives and implementing best practices, supply chain professionals may be in the best position to lead enterprise-wide sustainability efforts.


Purchase capacity, not products

Instead of simply buying parts and products from suppliers, manufacturers should reserve those suppliers' capacity. By doing so they'll gain more flexibility, better cost control, and higher product quality.

A rudder for course correction

"Sales and operations management" (S&OM) offers a strategy—plan-do-check-act—that allows companies to quickly get back on course when events deviate from plan.

A pet project pays off

A Web portal for communicating order and shipping information improved visibility, timeliness, and accuracy for a pet products company and its contract manufacturers.

When supply chains merge: 5 mistakes to avoid

Most mergers and acquisitions fail to live up to expectations. All too often companies focus on quick-fix cost-cutting opportunities and ignore the long-term, strategic supply chain implications. Following these five steps will help you avoid that trap.

The making of a Supply Chain Master

To promote the development of supply chain expertise in its ranks, Intel set up a special career track. Its program later inspired CSCMP's Supply Chain Management Professional designation.

Supply chains and peace

Can trade really be a force for peace and stability? It is a tempting proposition for supply chain professionals to embrace.

Join the "Green Team"

It seems likely that all companies will soon be required to carbon-map their supply chains to find ways to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
Monetary Matters

Better days ahead—eventually—for U.S. trucking industry

Anyone who does business in or with the United States should be concerned that the last few years have not been kind to the for-hire trucking industry.
Career Ladder

Interviewing? Be prepared!

If it's been some time since you last interviewed for a management position, you might be surprised at how much things have changed.
Direct Connection

CSCMP—your global support network

When you become a member of CSCMP, you become a member of the global family of supply chain managers.
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Tailoring supply chain practices to unique local conditions and culture can have a big impact on residents' quality of life.
Top-Performing Supply Chains
Top-performing supply chains: Consumer packaged goods
Product complexity appears to be holding back performance improvement
Forward Thinking
Turn supply chain barriers into success
CSCMP Europe keynote details strategies for freeing up cash and reducing supply chain risk.

Forward Thinking
Few measure carbon footprints
Accenture survey finds only 10 percent actively manage carbon emission levels.

Forward Thinking
India as economic superpower
New book explores opportunities and obstacles companies in India will face in regard to offshoring, manufacturing, information technology, and, logistics..

Forward Thinking
Carbon limits could harm trade
Book argues that carbon tax and cap-and-trade could lead to protectionism and interfere with global trade.

Forward Thinking
Supply chain planning not a high priority for many
Capgemini survey finds that 55 percent say supply chain planning just a support function.

Forward Thinking
Supply chain executives fear rising protectionism
Survey uncovers concerns that economic troubles will encourage anti-trade initiatives.

Forward Thinking
Cold supply chain will be crucial to stopping swine flu
Temperature-controlled logistics services will be key to a successful response to the H1N1 flu outbreak.

Forward Thinking
The Waiting Game
Supply chain professionals are determined to hold out for comparable pay if they lose their jobs.

Forward Thinking
Cranfield leads the publishing pack
Study lists universities with the most published articles on supply chain topics.

CSCMP Notebook
CSCMP Notebook
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Chain Reactions
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Letters and comments from our readers

Dialogue: A conversation with an industry leader
A winning strategy for tough times
Longtime supply chain executive Fred Mead—in the job market himself—shares his thoughts on finding the right SCM position in a difficult economic environment.