CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
September 25, 2018

Issue Archives: Quarter 3 2013

How to fix the 3PL talent problem

Strategy
How to fix the 3PL talent problem

Third-party logistics companies worldwide say recruiting and retaining managers is one of their biggest challenges. Here are some steps providers can take to remedy this growing concern.

Strategy

How to recognize and reduce risk

Three techniques—segmentation, quantitative risk assessment, and scenario planning—can help managers identify, assess, and mitigate supply chain risk.
Logistics

Collaboration without borders

In Europe, Baxter International's experience with "horizontal collaboration," where two or more shippers share transportation movements, has been so successful that the company plans to expand the program beyond its current boundaries.
Logistics

The Voices of the Pioneers

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) brought together some of its most influential members to record their observations about the past, present, and future of the profession.
Logistics

How the discipline came of age

In this excerpt from Episode 1, supply chain pioneers Joseph Andraski, George Gecowets, Roger Kallock, and Mark Richards discuss how the discipline evolved from physical distribution into supply chain management.
Logistics

The current state of the profession

Logistics and supply chain management have come a long way from the old green eyeshade days. In this excerpt from Episode 8 of the "Supply Chain Pioneers" video series, Kenneth Ackerman, Donald "Dee" Biggs, John Bowersox, Mark Richards, and Thomas Speh discuss what the profession looks like today.
Logistics

Supply chain reaches the C-level

In this excerpt from Episode 6 of "Supply Chain Pioneers," Ann Drake, Ralph Drayer, Nancy Haslip, Frederick "Rick" Schorr, and Justin Zubrod discuss how the supply chain evolved from a tactical cost center to a "strategic weapon."
Columns
Perspective

Retail stores can't handle omnichannel fulfillment on their own

To successfully conduct e-commerce with an omnichannel fulfillment strategy, retailers will have to let supply chain managers oversee pick, pack, and ship at stores.
Afterword

STEM and the supply chain

Employers worry about a shortage of workers with training in science, technology, engineering, and math. Yet a number of economists say the nation actually doesn't have enough jobs for the graduates we're producing.
Career Ladder

How to thrive in times of transition

Learning how to adapt to change is a necessary ingredient for success, both in business and in your career.
Direct Connection

Shaping global business past, present, and future

As the Council of Supply chain Management Professionals celebrates its 50-year anniversary, it's a good time to consider how far the organization has come and what role it will play in the future.
Monetary Matters

Africa rising: The new emerging market of the 21st century?

Africa's nascent consumer base is bound to have a profound impact on future international trade patterns and supply chain dynamics.
Forward Thinking

Mobile technologies could save companies thousands of dollars, study says

Many companies still don't see value in mobile use, according to results of a study conducted by Intermec.

Study finds stores are weak link in omnichannel supply chain

Most retailers have yet to bring the same level of order-fulfillment accuracy they've achieved in distribution centers to their retail outlets.

Demand-driven planning both a focus and a challenge for large companies

Respondents to a survey of manufacturers say they struggle with aligning operations with real-time customer demand.

Ten global trends shaping packaging

Staying on top of these trends will lead to both challenges and opportunities for supply chain executives, says one packaging consultant.

Regulatory compliance biggest pain in global health care supply chain, annual survey finds

A UPS-commissioned poll finds product security trumps cost issues as the second-biggest global concern.

College grads recommend supply chain management as a major

Respondents to a survey of college students give supply chain management the highest marks of all fields of study.

Global Trade and Container Flow Index

Despite modest improvements of late, global recessionary trends could hold back trade.
Departments

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
Pacejet Shipping Software and Single Source Systems partner to support logistics platform
Two firms will leverage Infor ERP software, extend life of SyteLine pick, pack, and ship product beyond 2019.

Forward Thinking
Maersk to combine liner, supply chain units into one product
Ocean shipping, Damco operations to operate with single point of contact.

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.

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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