CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
June 24, 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
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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