CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
September 22, 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
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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
Maersk to combine liner, supply chain units into one product
Ocean shipping, Damco operations to operate with single point of contact.

Forward Thinking
Supply chains shift from global to local
A new A.T. Kearney report says that companies are increasingly feeling the pressure to customize their supply chain operations to match local conditions instead of relying on a one-size-fits-all global model.

Forward Thinking
Survey: retailers turning to AI to improve demand management
Artificial intelligence seen as tool for generating more accurate forecasts, Symphony RetailAI says.

Forward Thinking
Diesel to power smaller share of U.S. truck orders by 2040, study says
Battery electric vehicles to gain share as urban trucking grows, technology improves, IHS Markit report says.

Forward Thinking
Florence flooding keeps Port of Wilmington, NC, closed to trucks until Monday
Planned 14-day closure could squeeze imports of bananas, clementines.

Forward Thinking
Florence's winds continue to slow, but heavy rain triggers road, track, and port closures.
Carriers warn clients of freight delays, as floods shutter logistics sites.

Forward Thinking
Small trials can lead to big results with blockchain and AI, panel says
GE and IBM advise launching internal pilots of emerging technologies, Project44 speakers say.

Forward Thinking
South Carolina ports set all-time monthly box record in August
Figure breaks June's prior record.

Forward Thinking
Analyst: shippers are leading carriers in progress toward digital supply chain practices
Logistics industry is only at level two out of ten in digitalization process, as customers demand change, Project44 panel says.

Forward Thinking
How to prepare your supply chain for a hurricane
New report from DHL offers tips for "battening down the hatches" when your supply chain is threatened by a major storm.

CSCMP Notebook
A mixed bag
The U.S. economy is growing. However, logistics capacity has not been able to keep up with increased demand, and costs are rising.

Back on the "unchained" gang?
CSCMP looks to reunite "CSCMP Unchained" band at this fall's Edge conference.

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.

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