CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
June 18, 2018

Issue Archives: Quarter 2 2014

Lifting the fog: Three steps to supply chain visibility

Technology
Lifting the fog: Three steps to supply chain visibility

To achieve supply chain visibility, you need to collect and analyze vast amounts of data. But how do you choose the right data? Following this three-step approach will help you leverage valuable data from both existing and new sources.

Global

How Diageo reduced risk in Asia

By tailoring its supply chain strategy for specific product segments, the global beverage company reduced the risk of disruption to its growing Asian business. In the process, it gained a competitive advantage in this vast and variable market.
Global

A supply chain redesign for omnichannel success

To maintain its lead in omnichannel retailing, the venerable U.K. retailer John Lewis has adopted a very modern strategy: converting to "hybrid" distribution centers that fill orders for both retail stores and online sales.
Global

Building a winning supply chain in Latin America

Its size, strong growth, and relative wealth make Latin America an increasingly appealing market—but only for companies that can overcome the region's supply chain complexities.
Procurement

How business intelligence can improve strategic sourcing

Applying business intelligence (BI) solutions to procurement resolves traditional customer/supplier conflicts and provides a wealth of benefits to both parties. A longtime supply chain executive explains how it works.
Columns
Perspective

Wanted: Data scientists

To gain real advantage from complex "big data" analysis, you may need to bring in outside experts—but they're not so easy to come by.
Afterword

Remembering a great humanitarian

We urge all who knew, or knew of, Jock Menzies to take a moment to pause, reflect, and honor his memory.
Direct Connection

CSCMP's Annual Global Conference—a great educational value

The vibrant city of San Antonio, Texas, USA, will host the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) 2014 Annual Global Conference, September 21-24.
Career Ladder

Mentoring: A big commitment, with big rewards

Thinking about becoming a mentor? Here are some guidelines for developing and maintaining a successful relationship that will benefit both mentor and mentee.
Monetary Matters

Global trade in transition: From hyperglobalization to a globalized world

A combination of slow and/or uneven growth in global trade could have important implications for global supply chain dynamics.
Forward Thinking

Supply chain executives' ambitions exceed their grasp—for now

A study conducted by MHI and Deloitte reveals the goals of supply chain executives and the constraints they face.

New book offers guidelines for evaluating 10 world regions

Global Supply Chains: Evaluating Regions on an EPIC Framework—Economy, Politics, Infrastructure and Competence presents a systematic approach to evaluating 10 world regions with respect to supply chain activities.

Study: Superior supply chains = superior growth

Recent research by Deloitte Consulting quantifies the financial benefits of superior supply chain capabilities.

New supply chain excellence index set to debut

A new index compiled by Arizona State University and Supply Chain Insights will rank companies on supply chain excellence by industry.

Industrial purchasers are embracing e-commerce

What was once the sole province of consumers has migrated to the realm of industrial purchasing, according to the results of a recent surveyed sponsored by UPS.

Global Trade and Container Flow Index

Despite the eurozone's fiscal troubles, global trade in Q1/2014 increased at an estimated rate of 1.3 percent, to US $2.234 billion. That growth was largely fueled by rising exports and domestic market demand in developed economies.

Apple rules Gartner's "Supply Chain Top 25" list again

The global consumer electronics company retains the top spot for the seventh consecutive year.
Departments

Letters to the Editor

Letters and comments from our readers

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
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."

Forward Thinking
NOAA forecasters predict normal to above-normal 2018 hurricane season
U.S. agency predicts that there will be a less active Atlantic storm season this year compared to last.

Forward Thinking
A blueprint for successful supply chain innovation
How can you foster innovation within the supply chain? The four principles put forth in this article can provide a foundation for implementing new ideas in a way that is successful and can be replicated across the business.

Forward Thinking
Commentary: Will Amazon suck oxygen out of the driver room?
As the e-tailer eyes partnerships with fleets of three or more trucks, some worry it will reduce the driver pool in the U.S. even more.

Forward Thinking
Manhattan updates WMS software with warehouse execution module
Enhancement to allow simultaneous waved and waveless processes.

Forward Thinking
Report: mobile robot revenue to reach $7 billion by 2022
Logistics fastest growing vertical market, demanding automation to handle e-commerce and omnichannel, Interact Analysis says.

CSCMP Notebook
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.

Nominate a leader for CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award
CSCMP is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service Award through April 30.

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