CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
April 20, 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
Latest Video

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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Perspective
Happy (or maybe not) New Year
Are you ready to respond to the disruptions that may be in store for 2018?

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
Understanding "crowd logistics"
New research examines how crowd logistics differs from traditional logistics service models and which type of crowd logistics might be the most disruptive.
Forward Thinking
Flood of cross-border e-commerce packages challenges customs authorities to keep up, ensure security
U.S. and other governments are missing trade and product data while struggling to identify security risks for time-sensitive shipments, customs broker says.

Forward Thinking
How the maritime industry can compete in the age of Amazon
Port of Long Beach head says ecosystem must adopt "24/7 thinking" and a range of operational improvements to meet businesses' need for speed.

Forward Thinking
What, me worry about tariffs?
Many international traders are concerned about the possibility of a trade war with China. Their worries may be overstated.

Forward Thinking
Marketplaces becoming popular among global online shoppers, UPS-commissioned survey says
Consumers seeking different delivery options, survey finds.

Forward Thinking
The three biggest barriers impeding adoption of the "digital supply chain"
New MHI industry report identifies the five key technologies necessary for the next generation of supply chain management and the three biggest barriers standing in the way.

Forward Thinking
Capacity crisis (surprise!) hogs the spotlight at TIA annual conference
Public, private networking chatter focus on the rate pain likely to come.

Forward Thinking
Zebra Technologies reveals insights from omnichannel study
In spite of growing complexity, more than half of companies are still using pen and paper to manage e-commerce deliveries.

Forward Thinking
Put your trust in crowd sourcing and big data, McAfee urges keynote crowd
In the "digital future," conventional wisdom is replaced with new playbook for business success, MIT author says.

Forward Thinking
Modex keynote provides a how-to guide to "disrupting yourself"
UPS CIO Juan Perez challenges Modex attendees to create a culture of—and structure for—innovation within their company.

Forward Thinking
Warehouse network ill-suited for e-commerce needs, report finds
New construction activity makes just minor dent in the problem, CBRE says.

CSCMP Notebook
Amazon EU director will present at CSCMP European Conference
Amazon's Sean Olson-Roy leads a strong lineup of sessions on supply chain's latest trends and developments.

What is the consumer Internet of Things?
New Hot Topics report from CSCMP outlines the evolution of IoT and advocates for strong standards.

Nominate a leader for CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award
CSCMP is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service Award through April 30.

Know a rising supply chain star?
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals will be accepting nominations for its Emerging Leader Award through April 15.

2017 State of Logistics panel discussion now available on CSCMPtv
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' video library also provides a variety of digital courses.

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