CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
September 23, 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
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
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.

Forward Thinking
How to prepare your supply chain for a hurricane
New report from DHL offers tips for "battening down the hatches" when your supply chain is threatened by a major storm.

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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