CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
July 16, 2018

Issue Archives: Quarter 1 2013

Supply chain strategies: Which one hits the mark?

Strategy
Supply chain strategies: Which one hits the mark?

Supply chain strategies generally conform to one of six types. Choose the best one for your organization, and you'll manage your business more effectively.

Strategy

The 7 characteristics of strong S&OP teams

This excerpt from the new book The Market-Driven Supply Chain explains what makes a productive and effective sales and operations planning (S&OP) team and outlines what that team should accomplish.
Strategy

Kimberly-Clark connects its supply chain to the store shelf

In its quest to achieve a demand-driven supply chain, Kimberly-Clark turned to software that generates shipment forecasts based on point-of-sale data. Now the consumer products giant can better serve some of its customers with a lot less inventory.
Strategy

A five-point plan for meeting your goals

Don't leave the story of your life to chance. If you want to achieve professional and personal success, following this simple plan will help you get where you want to go.
Logistics

Transportation: The road ahead

New developments in freight transportation, including innovations in fuel and infrastructure, could have a major influence on supply chain operations. But the biggest impact may come from advances in software.
Columns
Perspective

Three trends to watch in 2013

"Reshoring," demand-driven replenishment, and big data are likely to become more widespread in the coming year.
Afterword

A giant pulling sound

End users—businesses and consumers—are sucking away control of order fulfillment and shipping from manufacturers and retailers.
Career Ladder

Supply chain specialist or generalist: Which is right for you?

Specialize, and you might get "locked in" to a particular area of responsibility. Broaden your knowledge and experience, and you could move further up the career ladder.
Direct Connection

CSCMP celebrates its Golden Anniversary

This year, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) will celebrate reaching an important milestone: its 50th anniversary.
Monetary Matters

Demography has spoken

Several global demographic trends have productivity and supply chain implications. Two that deserve particular attention: urbanization and aging.
Forward Thinking

One-third of manufacturers expect supplier problems this year

An American Society for Quality (ASQ) survey finds that buyers are taking action to prevent anticipated parts shortages.

Supply chain executives foresee increasing costs from disruptions

Deloitte Consulting survey finds that supply chain breaks have become more costly to companies.

U.S. CEOs plan to tighten supplier links

PwC's "16th Annual Global CEO Survey" finds executives are concerned about the cost and reliability of materials and energy.

Book examines impact of "macrotrends" on supply chains

Several global economic and consumer trends are likely to disrupt modern business practices and add unprecedented complexity to supply chains, creating challenges for supply chain managers.

Supply Chain Quarterly launches new video series

Our "Supply Chain Spotlight" series of video interviews offers a wealth of commentary about new developments in the field.

Reducing supply chain barriers would do more to increase trade than ending import tariffs

Even "half measures" toward implementing best practices would be six times more beneficial to global growth than eliminating tariffs, report says.

Global trade growing amid uncertainties

Container throughput is expected to gain momentum in Q1/2013, as countries ramp up their efforts to prevent an economic slowdown.
Departments

Datebook

Conferences and educational events worldwide

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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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
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.

Forward Thinking
Barcoding Inc. partners with Samsung on consumer electronics
Deal will bring more tablets and smartphones to supply chain operations, company says.

Forward Thinking
What can 83 cents an hour buy you? A UPS-Teamster contract
Proposed 5-year pact raises full-timers' pay by 83 cents an hour per year.

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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