CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
September 21, 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
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.

Forward Thinking
Hurricane Florence threatens to swamp Carolinas by Thursday
CSX, Kion, and others brace for impact and prepare logistics recovery plans as storm brews.

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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