CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
October 17, 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

CSCMP Notebook

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Webcast

Leveraging Free Trade Agreements: Revealing the Hidden Cost Savings
Learn how Benjamin Moore saved millions by automating the NAFTA qualification process.
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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
The young and the ambitious
Take the time to learn more about the talented, motivated young people who are entering our profession. There's much you can do to help them achieve their goals.

Top-Performing Supply Chains
Supply chain excellence: It's tough to make it to the top—and stay there
Research for Supply Chain Insights' 2017 Supply Chains to Admire list shows that very few companies outperform their peers—and those that do often struggle to maintain their leadership positions.

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
U.S. import box rates continue fall despite solid U.S. traffic flows
Spot-market data from online quote portal Freightos shows persistent rate declines.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: Unleashing your supply chain's potential through a bimodal approach
Gaining the full benefits of this valuable approach requires integrating two ways of thinking.

Forward Thinking
New report goes inside the minds of young supply chain professionals
YPs give high marks to their jobs, their employers, and the profession as a whole, but they're always on the lookout for career development and advancement opportunities, a survey of nearly 300 young CSCMP members finds.

Forward Thinking
Will Amazon dominate last-mile delivery? Consensus, right now, is probably not
Industry observers see rumored U.S. testing of the company's "Seller Flex" service as an attempt to stay ahead of surging demand, not as a market-share play.

Forward Thinking
Twin hurricanes may go down as nation's most expensive natural disaster, report says
Harvey, Irma to shave 1.2 percent off Q3 GDP growth; transport services back to normal in Houston.

Forward Thinking
GE enrolls 35 employees in MIT supply chain course
Students in GE's anagement leadership students will attend mix of online and in-person courses.

Forward Thinking
Disruptive business models require disruptive supply chain strategies
Nike, Blue Apron, and Peloton executives discussed how they are adapting their supply chains for their direct-to-consumer business models at the CSCMP EDGE Annual Conference.

Forward Thinking
Trump's Jones Act waiver to aid Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands may not solve near-term problem
Stevedores want cash to move boxes, but many banks aren't open to provide it, says Kathy Fulton of the American Logistics Aid Network.

Forward Thinking
Which supply chain innovations are ready for the mainstream?
A new report from Gartner Inc. identifies nine new technologies and strategies that it predicts will see widespread adoption by 2022.

Forward Thinking
Digitization will boost supply chain value, executives say
CSCMP EDGE panel says that technology will help improve delivery times to meet strict customer demands.

CSCMP Notebook
CSCMP names 2017 Emerging Leader Award winners
Nathan Chaney of Mainfreight and David Perez of Cushman & Wakefield will be recognized at CSCMP's annual conference for their contributions as young supply chain professionals.

CSCMP EDGE conference to offer three facility tours
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Atlanta Community Food Bank, a Home Depot fulfillment center, and a Kroger distribution center.

CSCMP and TSC Advantage offer cybersecurity resources to protect supply chain
The launch of this new training program comes in the wake of a June cyberattack that disrupted operations at Maersk and FedEx.

Arizona Roundtable wins annual CSCMP supply chain simulation game
Online game teaches participants about risk management through running the supply chain for a simulated company.

An AWESOME choice: CSCMP names Nancy Nix as 2017 Distinguished Service Award recipient
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals honors head of women's supply chain association with its highest honor.

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