CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
July 07, 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
A do-it-yourself approach to filling the supply chain talent shortage
Formal academic degree programs won't fully meet the growing need for professionals with industry-specific knowledge. An education program designed for the automotive industry offers a potential solution.
Top-Performing Supply Chains
Top-performing supply chains: Automotive
As our review of automotive companies' performance measures reveals, the most efficient supply chain is not necessarily the most effective.
Forward Thinking
"State of Logistics Report": U.S. business logistics costs hit $1.45 trillion in 2014, up 3.1 percent from 2013
Logistics costs accounted for 8.3 percent of U.S. GDP last year, according to the annual report issued by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

Forward Thinking
Top 25 supply chains + 2?
The analyst firm Gartner has added a new "Masters" category to its annual Supply Chain Top 25 list.

Forward Thinking
Five technologies that will transform procurement
A research report from Accenture says that "digital disruptors" will change how the procurement function is organized.

Forward Thinking
Are the days of global supply chains numbered?
Automation, sustainability, and risk management efforts may influence companies to create more regional supply chains, according to a report by Standard Chartered Bank.

Forward Thinking
How do you get the greatest benefits from innovation?
The latest issue of CSCMP Explores... uncovers lessons from past winners of its Supply Chain Innovation Award.

Forward Thinking
Global Trade and Container Flow Index: Container throughput to rise as global economy grows
Global container throughput is expected to grow slightly, in the first quarter after dipping -0.11 percent in Q4.

Forward Thinking
Now hiring: supply chain analyst, inventory specialist … anthropologist?
The "digital supply chain" will require different jobs and skill sets than supply chain organizations currently look for, one Gartner executive predicts.

Forward Thinking
31 ways to create a supply chain with a conscience
A report from Accenture and the World Economic Forum argues that leading supply chains gain a "triple advantage" when they create not just business benefits but socio-economic and environmental ones as well.

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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.