CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
June 27, 2017

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

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Perspective
If you don't know what blockchain is, start studying
Get familiar with this technology now. Originally designed for managing digital currency, it's well on its way to adoption as a means of tracking supply chain transactions.

Procurement Priorities
Starved for resources?
Sustainable procurement now has management's attention. But a recent study finds that executives may not be willing to commit the human and financial resources needed for such programs to succeed.

Top-Performing Supply Chains
We haven't done enough to promote diversity
A recent supply chain talent survey shows that while the profession continues to evolve, it still lacks diversity. Let's vow to do better.

Research for the Real World
How supply chain complexity affects buyer-supplier relationships
Authors of a selected Journal of Business Logistics (JBL) article explain the real-world implications of their academic research.
Forward Thinking
E-commerce growth drives DC demand in smaller U.S. markets
Warehouse rental rates in "secondary" markets like Denver, Detroit, and Portland now exceed prerecession levels, CBRE says.

Forward Thinking
Study calls for digitization of maritime shipping data
The ocean supply chain incurs expensive inefficiency due to poor data sharing in five key areas, a survey shows.

Forward Thinking
Annual "State of Logistics Report" shows industry looking in cloudy rear-view mirror
Expenditures dropped in 2016 for the first time in six years; logistics-spending-to-GDP ratio is at its lowest level since 2009

Forward Thinking
Long-time supply chain thought leader Art van Bodegraven dies at age 78
A prolific writer and well-known consultant, van Bodegraven had a 55-year career focused on supply chain management and leadership development.

Forward Thinking
AI adoption in supply chain is accelerating, but barriers to success abound, analyst says
In a recent conference presentation, Gartner's Noha Tohamy outlined promising supply chain applications for artificial intelligence and discussed potential barriers to adoption.

Forward Thinking
The new supply chain imperative
It's no longer enough for your supply chain to get goods to customers "cheaper, faster, today." It also must further long-term strategic growth.

Forward Thinking
Report sheds new light on supposed end of U.S. manufacturing
More jobs were created than lost since 1979, and manufacturing gained 11 percent during various downturns, the report says.

Forward Thinking
NASSTRAC honors Mac Donald
Supply Chain Quarterly's editorial group director receives shipper association's President's Award.

Forward Thinking
How Lenovo tackles the global workforce challenge
The technology giant strengthens its supply chain talent pool by focusing on geographic, cognitive, skill, and generational diversity; its unusual approach to leadership development has created a deep bench of internationally savvy managers.

Forward Thinking
Pre-commitments for warehouse, DC space at highest level since 2000, report says
CBRE says 43 percent of space under construction is already spoken for.

CSCMP Notebook
CSCMP's annual conference to focus on leading-edge thinking
CSCMP EDGE Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition is expected to draw more than 3,000 supply chain processionals from across the globe.

Hunting for qualified interns? Ask CSCMP!
CSCMP's online Career Center has a new feature dedicated to internships.

CSCMP and Truckstop.com collaborate on supply chain paper contest
The first-place winner of the annual Call for Papers for Young Professionals will receive a complimentary registration to the CSCMP EDGE conference.

In their own words: Members tell why CSCMP is important to them
A new video produced by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals features members' thoughts on the personal and professional benefits of membership in the organization.

CSCMP EDGE conference announces its lineup of keynote speakers
A writer from Pixar Animation Studio, an artificial intelligence expert, and a war hero will provide advice on leading during times of change.

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