CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
May 04, 2015

Issue Archives: Quarter 2 2009

Why you should lead the green charge

Strategy
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.

Procurement

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.
Technology

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.
Manufacturing

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.
Strategy

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.
Strategy

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.
Columns
Afterword

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.
Perspective

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.
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Perspective
Why you should care about material handling equipment
With technology forcing supply chains to undergo rapid transformation, the intersection of material handling and supply chain strategy has become an area you can't afford to ignore.
Top-Performing Supply Chains
Top-performing supply chains: Pharmaceutical companies
In this fast-changing industry, supply chain excellence matters more than ever.
Forward Thinking
When it comes to the Internet of Things, users believe the hype
Two new studies show that business leaders expect big things from the Internet of Things.

Forward Thinking
Companies struggle to find profits from omnichannel retailing
Omnichannel efforts are being hampered by high logistics costs associated with fulfilling orders.

Forward Thinking
Procurement dreams big
A new study from Hackett Group says that procurement executives want their organizations to focus less on cutting costs and more on being a strategic advisor.

Forward Thinking
Help wanted: Supply chains desperately need employees with sophisticated technology skills
As companies look to emerging technologies to improve supply chain operations, they struggle to find employees with the skills to manage and maintain them.

Forward Thinking
Where is your supply chain most vulnerable to climate change?
A report from CDP and Accenture identifies suppliers in the United States, Italy, and China as being particularly vulnerable to disruptions from extreme weather events.

Forward Thinking
Study finds that companies are struggling to handle supply chain complexity
Respondents to a JDA survey expressed interest in sophisticated inventory management strategies but lack the best practices and appropriate technology to effectively implement them.

Forward Thinking
Manufacturers see promise in the Internet of Things (IoT)
According to IDC Manufacturing Insights, more than half of manufacturing companies are exploring IoT initiatives.

Forward Thinking
Driverless vehicles: Where to next?
A new report from DHL forecasts logistics applications for automated vehicles.

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News and ideas for success from CSCMP

Chain Reactions
Yes, there is a national motor carrier in India
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.