CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
April 20, 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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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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