CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
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May 03, 2015
Supply Chain Executive Insight E-Newsletter
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
Why you should care about material handling equipment
With technology forcing supply chains to undergo rapid transformation, the intersection of material handling and supply chain strategy has become an area you can't afford to ignore.
Top-Performing Supply Chains
Top-performing supply chains: Pharmaceutical companies
In this fast-changing industry, supply chain excellence matters more than ever.
Forward Thinking
When it comes to the Internet of Things, users believe the hype
Two new studies show that business leaders expect big things from the Internet of Things.

Forward Thinking
Companies struggle to find profits from omnichannel retailing
Omnichannel efforts are being hampered by high logistics costs associated with fulfilling orders.

Forward Thinking
Procurement dreams big
A new study from Hackett Group says that procurement executives want their organizations to focus less on cutting costs and more on being a strategic advisor.

Forward Thinking
Help wanted: Supply chains desperately need employees with sophisticated technology skills
As companies look to emerging technologies to improve supply chain operations, they struggle to find employees with the skills to manage and maintain them.

Forward Thinking
Where is your supply chain most vulnerable to climate change?
A report from CDP and Accenture identifies suppliers in the United States, Italy, and China as being particularly vulnerable to disruptions from extreme weather events.

Forward Thinking
Study finds that companies are struggling to handle supply chain complexity
Respondents to a JDA survey expressed interest in sophisticated inventory management strategies but lack the best practices and appropriate technology to effectively implement them.

Forward Thinking
Manufacturers see promise in the Internet of Things (IoT)
According to IDC Manufacturing Insights, more than half of manufacturing companies are exploring IoT initiatives.

Forward Thinking
Driverless vehicles: Where to next?
A new report from DHL forecasts logistics applications for automated vehicles.

Departments
Dialogue: A conversation with an industry leader
Do-it-yourself risk assessment
Five years ago, IBM went in search of a tool to help it better assess the vulnerabilities of its global pool of suppliers. When the company couldn't find what it needed, Louis R. Ferretti and his team built their own.

CSCMP Notebook
Why "big data" is proving elusive in retail supply chains
A new report published by CSCMP and the Food Marketing Institute details the main reasons why the use of big data has been so limited to date.

CSCMP Notebook
Q4 update shows the "State of Logistics" is improving
The first-ever Q4 update to CSCMP's annual "State of Logistics Report" analyzes developments since the original report's release in June 2014.

CSCMP Notebook
Multimedia course covers the essentials of SCM
CSCMP's Web-based course Supply Chain Management Essentials (SCME) uses multimedia to provide a solid grounding in the fundamentals of supply chain management.

CSCMP Notebook
CSCMP Explores... looks at the current state of supply chain visibility
"Supply Chain Visibility: A Missing Link in the Extended Supply Chain" outlines what companies can do to improve performance through increased visibility.