CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
February 13, 2016

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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Procurement priorities
Our new monthly column will discuss issues and trends affecting procurement practices and policies, giving you greater insight into this critical link in the supply chain.

Top-Performing Supply Chains
Top-performing supply chains: Industrial packaging
When it comes to improving their supply chains, industrial packaging companies (for the most part) have stalled out, but a few companies are making headway.

Procurement Priorities
Cheaper oil has procurement rethinking strategies
With oil and other commodity prices lower than they have been in over a decade, procurement leaders are reassessing contracts with suppliers.
Forward Thinking
Health-care industry continues to struggle with managing inventory
Hospitals could significantly cut costs by using technology to improve supply chain visibility, says a report from Cardinal Health.

Forward Thinking
The evolution of procurement: From "backwater" to driving force
A prize-winning new book presents a tantalizing view of the future of procurement.

Forward Thinking
Ten ways the manufacturing supply chain will transform itself in 2016 (and beyond)
The next 24 months will bring radical changes in manufacturers' supply chain strategies and operations, says analyst group IDC. The drivers: technologies such as cloud-based commerce networks, demand-sensing technology, and 3-D printing.

Forward Thinking
Retailers turn to 3PLs for help in home delivery
Survey shows consumers expect free, fast shipping.

Forward Thinking
Building resilience into the supply chain: interview with Yossi Sheffi
In his new book, The Power of Resilience, MIT professor Yossi Sheffi looks at how businesses can anticipate, prepare for, and respond to disruptive events.

Forward Thinking
Global Trade and Container Flow Index: China slows down global trade
A slowdown in emerging markets was a drag on global GDP growth.

Forward Thinking
Face-to-face with supply chain thought leaders
"Supply Chain Spotlight" video series features advice, challenges, and success stories from 18 top supply chain professionals.

Forward Thinking
Report forecasts future shifts in global logistics hubs
Cities like Shanghai, Los Angeles/Long Beach, and Rotterdam are major nexus points for global supply chains. Demographic, policy, and economic trends will allow other cities to join their ranks, according to the industrial real estate firm CBRE.

Forward Thinking
Interconnected supply chains lead to rise in "business interruption" property claims, report says
BI-related claims much higher than typical property-damage claims, Allianz unit says.

Forward Thinking
Survey shows progress in curing some of health care's supply chain pain
Three-fourths of all respondents to a UPS survey say they are successfully handling product security.

CSCMP Notebook
Seminar to explore European supply chain management issues
CSCMP is seeking submissions of research papers, work-in-progress papers, or discussion topics for its 11th annual European Research Seminar.

Who is your supply chain hero?
Nominations for CSCMP's 2016 Distinguished Service Award are now open; nominations are due by April 30.

CSCMP, college consortium work to bridge the supply chain skills gap
CSCMP is the industry sponsor and certifying body of the LINCS national supply chain management education and certification program.

Liquor Control Board of Ontario wins Supply Chain Innovation Award
Government agency is recognized for its innovative automated palletizing process, which uses optimization software, 3-D visualization, and simulation.

Hot Topic: Zero-based budgeting in the supply chain
CSCMP publication takes a fresh approach to funding supply chain information technology.

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