CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
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April 23, 2014
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Each month the Supply Chain Executive Insight e-newsletter will include brief articles about developments that are often overlooked by other supply chain publications. We will present you with summaries of the latest research as well as new ideas on how to make your supply chain operations more effective. And we'll offer commentary that sheds light on what's happening in supply chains today.
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Perspective
Trading partner support is crucial to "big data" analysis
Supply chain partners that are unwilling to share information prevent others from achieving the benefits of big data analysis.
Forward Thinking
Study: No link between supplier expenditures and risk
The supplier you spend the most money on isn't necessarily the one that could cause you the most trouble.

Forward Thinking
Starbucks adds risk management program to help protect its supply chain
The coffee chain's enterprise risk management initiative identifies macro trends that could interrupt its supply chain and helps it to mitigate those risks.

Forward Thinking
Companies are reducing investments in emission-reduction programs
According to research conducted by CDP and Accenture, companies are becoming more cautious about investing in emission-reduction and supply chain sustainability programs.

Forward Thinking
Practitioners name top supply chain schools, certifications
The supply chain research and education organization SCM World has published its members' picks for the best sources of supply chain talent.

Forward Thinking
Improving U.S. economy boosts global trade growth
Global trade is seeing an uptick thanks in part to stronger economic performance in the United States.

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Chain Reactions
Letters to the editor

Dialogue: A conversation with an industry leader
Omnichannel navigator
For many retailers, omnichannel commerce is new and uncharted territory. But consultant Kerry W. Coin has been there, and now offers some guidance on how retailers can master a strategy that's fraught with supply chain challenges.

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