CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
March 18, 2018

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.
Forward Thinking

Turn supply chain barriers into success

CSCMP Europe keynote details strategies for freeing up cash and reducing supply chain risk.

Few measure carbon footprints

Accenture survey finds only 10 percent actively manage carbon emission levels.

India as economic superpower

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

Carbon limits could harm trade

Book argues that carbon tax and cap-and-trade could lead to protectionism and interfere with global trade.

Supply chain planning not a high priority for many

Capgemini survey finds that 55 percent say supply chain planning just a support function.

Supply chain executives fear rising protectionism

Survey uncovers concerns that economic troubles will encourage anti-trade initiatives.

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.

The Waiting Game

Supply chain professionals are determined to hold out for comparable pay if they lose their jobs.

Cranfield leads the publishing pack

Study lists universities with the most published articles on supply chain topics.

Yes, there is a national motor carrier in India

Letters and comments from our readers

CSCMP Notebook

News and ideas for success from CSCMP
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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Happy (or maybe not) New Year
Are you ready to respond to the disruptions that may be in store for 2018?

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
Understanding "crowd logistics"
New research examines how crowd logistics differs from traditional logistics service models and which type of crowd logistics might be the most disruptive.
Forward Thinking
Be resilient, or be gone! interview with Aaron Parrott
Resiliency is on the lips of a lot of supply chain practitioners. After a traumatic 2017, it needs to be, says Deloitte's Aaron Parrott.

Forward Thinking
Grand Theft Warehousing?
The creator of the violent video game Grand Theft Auto has turned his attention to virtual reality training modules for the warehouse.

Forward Thinking
Study: Shippers see TMS as customer service tool
ARC says users are finding the software can do more than rate discovery.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: Eliminating the "tunnel vision" approach to supply chain optimization
"Micro-optimization" of individual processes for cost and efficiency produces only isolated benefits. "Macro-optimization" brings widespread improvement to the enterprise as a whole.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: Rubber sole
Citing abuse, L.L. Bean gives lifetime returns policy the bounce.

Forward Thinking
Kohl's fights back—with its stores
Direct-from-store fulfillment, improved collaboration, and improving the use of data are among key drivers moving retailer forward.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: How blockchain and IoT can help you track your assets
Tracking asset provenance poses a huge challenge for global supply chains and insurance providers. Using blockchain and Internet of Things technologies in combination offers a solution that could reshape future supply chains.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: Distribution networks may need to be reimagined—again
How will the rise of automated vehicles change distribution networks?

Forward Thinking
One answer to China's ban on scrap imports
merQbiz and C.H. Robinson are helping companies navigate big changes in the recycling market.

Forward Thinking
Three supply chain software trends to watch
Look out for more consolidations, analytics, and automation in 2018, says the analyst group Nucleus Research.

CSCMP Notebook
Nominate a leader for CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award
CSCMP is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service Award through April 30.

Know a rising supply chain star?
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will be accepting nominations for its Emerging Leader Award through April 15.

2017 State of Logistics panel discussion now available on CSCMPtv
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' video library also provides a variety of digital courses.

Get your entry-level employees certified in inventory management
Inventory management is one of eight tracks offered by the SCPro Fundamentals Certification program.

Looking for supply chain pioneers
CSCMP is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service Award through April 30.