CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
June 22, 2018

Issue Archives: Quarter 2 2013

Supply chain management: A look back, a look ahead

Strategy
Supply chain management: A look back, a look ahead

Key events in the past that have made supply chain management what it is today are likely to shape what the profession and discipline will become in the future.

Technology

"Master data! Master data! My supply chain for master data!"

With data quality and consistency becoming critically important factors in supply chain performance, companies will have to pay more attention to master data management. That may require supply chain managers to change the way they think about and utilize data.
Logistics

Collaboration bears fruit

By working with a competitor to boost transportation efficiency, Ocean Spray cut freight costs by 40 percent and greenhouse gases by 20 percent in one major lane.
Procurement

The 10 hidden costs of outsourcing

Outsourcing production overseas used to be a can't-miss strategy. But the combination of changing business dynamics and the original outsourcing assumptions has revealed costs that may prompt companies to re-evaluate their outsourcing decisions.
Strategy

How a "3-D" supply chain process system could revolutionize business

The emergence of three-dimensional supply chain processes could alter the business landscape, helping small and medium-size businesses to become more competitive.
Columns
Perspective

SCM: The next 50 years

The supply chain profession has seen dramatic change in the past 50 years. There's much more to come.
Afterword

Voices of the "Pioneers"

A series of videos that will debut at CSCMP's 2013 Annual Global Conference will highlight the people, practices, and ideas that have shaped the supply chain management as we know it today.
Career Ladder

Build your professional "brand"

If you want to have a successful career as a supply chain professional, it's important that you focus on building and marketing an exceptional professional brand.
Direct Connection

Ten great reasons to attend our Annual Global Conference

We have a number of special events planned during our 2013 Annual Global Conference to celebrate CSCMP's 50th anniversary.
Monetary Matters

Emerging markets: The "Per Capita Problem"

With emerging markets growing more slowly, supply chain managers will have to rethink their strategies for serving those markets.
Forward Thinking

Report: "Big data" will have a big impact

Respondents to a recent survey say they expect the ability to analyze huge amounts of data from disparate sources will help improve their companies' performance.

Study: Buyers are focusing too much on short-term savings

Chief procurement officers say short-term thinking limits the value that could be gained from supplier relationships.

Europe eyes a legal framework for shared supply chains

Proposed guidelines would help companies collaborate without violating antitrust laws.

Urbanization will drive more logistics spending

Four trends will cause logistics expenditures in cities worldwide to double by 2020, predicts a new Frost & Sullivan research report.

Apple tops Gartner's best supply chain list again

The consumer electronics giant is number one on the research firm's "top 25 supply chains" list for the sixth consecutive year.

Three innovations that will change transportation

A report by the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group identifies technologies that could have the greatest impacts on freight and passenger transportation in the future.

Space: the final supply chain frontier

An infographic developed by Florida Tech University illustrates the size and complexity of space project supply chains.

Global trade and container flow index

Trade gains momentum but growth is still modest.
Departments

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
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
Commentary: When failure is really not an option
You shouldn't have to worry about the hospital supply chain when wheeled into the OR.

Forward Thinking
Putting logistics on a low-carbon diet
New book explores ways to cut industry's greenhouse-gas footprint.

Forward Thinking
XPO to build highly automated DC in U.K.
The warehouse will open in 2020 and handle consumer packaged goods for Nestle as well as testing new technologies.

Forward Thinking
LevaData announces $12 million venture funding for AI tools
Artificial intelligence software can cut supply chain risk and cost, firm says.

Forward Thinking
Truckers sitting in sweet spot as decade winds down, State of Logistics Report says
Truckers seen taking share from rails as technologies drive down costs, improve service, annual report says; transport, inventory costs climbed well above inflation in '17, it adds.

Forward Thinking
Jump in dedicated revenues highlights strong 2017 for 3PLs, Armstrong says
Dedicated grows much higher than historical average as shippers seek capacity assurance.

Forward Thinking
Home Depot launches pilot for ambitious outbound delivery plan
Four-year, $1.2 billion initiative aimed at making next-day deliveries to all U.S. customers.

Forward Thinking
Transport, warehousing employment gains in the U.S. fueled by warehousing, truck, couriers
U.S. government data shows sector gained 19,000 jobs over April figures.

Forward Thinking
How Unilever funds supply chain innovation
To encourage employees to be more innovative, the consumer packaged goods company set up a microfunding effort for small experimental supply chain implementations.

Forward Thinking
International air freight to have tradable futures market
TAC Holdings establishes platform to remedy pricing "inefficiencies."

CSCMP Notebook
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.

CSCMP launches Supply Chain Professionals Day
The annual event is set for the third Monday in May and will include online photo campaign.

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.

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