CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
July 23, 2018

Issue Archives: Quarter 2 2011

Consumer product fraud—how to stop it now

Strategy
Consumer product fraud—how to stop it now

The melamine scare and similar incidents show that consumer goods remain vulnerable to tampering. Here are five strategies for detecting and deterring this type of fraud in your supply chain.

Logistics

Turbocharge your high-tech supply chain

High-tech companies must deal with a high level of demand uncertainty, product obsolescence, and pricing pressures. By taking advantage of five "levers" they can overcome those challenges and cut total supply chain costs by as much as 40 percent.
Global

Sharing supply chains for mutual gain

Kimberly-Clark helped to pioneer the concept of collaborative supply chains. The benefits have been so great that the practice is now sweeping through Europe.
Procurement

Adding value through process mapping

When DineEquity combined the supply and distribution networks for two of its restaurant chains, it used process mapping to identify where to make changes. A top executive tells how this technique helped the company create a single, streamlined supply chain.
Strategy

7 ways everyone can cut supply chain costs

You don’t need to be a corporate giant to save big on supply chain costs. These seven areas offer significant savings opportunities for companies of all sizes and across all industries.
Columns
Perspective

Lessons from Japan's earthquake

The supply chain disruptions resulting from the tragedy in Japan clearly demonstrate why it's important to diversify sources of supply.
Afterword

More than just a job

For the World Food Programme's Stephen Cahill, supply chain delays, disruptions, and costs are literally a matter of life and death.
Career Ladder

How to turn past failure into future success

The ability to accept that you have failed, learn from the experience, and "bounce back" to a position of strength is a hallmark of great leaders.
Direct Connection

Good for business, good for the world

Sustainability is a good thing—for our companies, our customers, our communities, and our grandchildren.
Monetary Matters

The economic impact of e-commerce

E-commerce has altered the practice, timing, and technology of B2B and B2C markets, affecting everything from transportation patterns to consumer behavior.
Forward Thinking

Demand forecasting top of mind for supply chain leaders

A new study highlights how semiconductor makers are trying to improve visibility of demand signals.

Customization to prompt changes in pharma supply chains

Four approaches to supply chain design will provide a source of market differentiation for pharmaceutical manufacturers, says a new report.

Rising supply chain costs will push up retail prices

Some manufacturers and importers plan to pass increases in logistics costs on to retailers and consumers, according to results of a recent survey.

Think "customer chain," not "supply chain"

Consultants Atlee Valentine Pope and George F. Brown Jr. say companies can grow by identifying where their customers find value in the "customer chain."

Mexico draws more production away from Asia, India

Manufacturers that want to move production closer to end users named Mexico as the top location for serving U.S. markets.

High-tech companies worry about supply chain risk

Most technology companies cited supply chain issues among their most worrisome risks.

Japan's problems affect global trade growth

Global trade was flat in Quarter 1 of 2011 due to belt-tightening by governments in the world's major economies and the effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Departments

Chain Reactions

Letters and comments from our readers

Open Enrollment

Upcoming professional education programs around the world

CSCMP Notebook

News and ideas for success from CSCMP
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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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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
Making the most out of flash sales
E-commerce sites have found that flash sales can be an effective way of getting rid of excess inventory. But setting the right price and forecasting the success of these sales is difficult. A new model may help.
Forward Thinking
Genpact acquires Barkawi in merger of consulting firms
Supply chain management services will focus on consumer packaged goods, industrial manufacturing, and high-tech sectors, Genpact says.

Forward Thinking
GE goes 3-D
General Electric donates three-dimensional printers to schools to help promote additive manufacturing.

Forward Thinking
Ports of Los Angeles and Antwerp host innovation competition
Annual "hackathon" will award prizes for technology solutions to port and maritime challenges.

Forward Thinking
Sea container imports expected to set record in July
Strong consumer spending delays impact of tariffs on Chinese imports, NRF-Hackett report says.

Forward Thinking
The maritime industry's digital future
Companies involved in ocean freight will need to embrace emerging technologies such as big data analytics, blockchain, and automated operations in order to stay afloat, says ABI Research.

Forward Thinking
Amazon enters next phase of logistics build-out with delivery partner program
The initiative aims to create partner relationships that would control the supply of drivers and capacity.

Forward Thinking
Daimler enlists Penske and NFI in electric truck trials
Partners will share data about truck design and performance ahead of full production launch in 2021.

Forward Thinking
JDA acquires artificial intelligence firm Blue Yonder
The deal will add pricing optimization and forecasting replenishment to supply chain software suite, JDA says.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: Machines are our friends
While many workers fear losing their jobs to automation, those fears—at least in the supply chain—are largely unfounded.

Forward Thinking
Volvo Trucks, FedEx test platooning truck technology
The demo was the first time technology was used on the road in the United States by a major truck manufacturer and a transportation company.

CSCMP Notebook
Gattorna to receive CSCMP Distinguished Service Award
A 40-year veteran of the supply chain and logistics profession, Gattorna is best known for his work on dynamic supply chains.

SCPro Bridge Exam offered at annual conference
For the first time, attendees of CSCMP's EDGE Conference can take the SCPro Bridge certification exam. The proctored exam will be held on Monday, October 1, at 10:30 a.m.

CSCMP honors military members with benefits
The council now offers discounted rates for military membership and registration for its EDGE annual conference as well as 100-percent reimbursement on SCPro certification exams.

New CSCMP report explores blockchain and data sharing
CSCMP's latest Hot Topics report looks at how companies can use emerging blockchain technology to improve data sharing and speed up transactions.

Level up: CSCMP EDGE keynote speakers will inspire attendees to improve their supply chains, work environment
The founder of Zipline; a panel of supply chain executives from IBM, Amazon, and Nike; and a happiness expert will discuss technology and the keys to future supply chain success at the industry association's annual conference.

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