CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
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July 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
A do-it-yourself approach to filling the supply chain talent shortage
Formal academic degree programs won't fully meet the growing need for professionals with industry-specific knowledge. An education program designed for the automotive industry offers a potential solution.
Top-Performing Supply Chains
Top-performing supply chains: Automotive
As our review of automotive companies' performance measures reveals, the most efficient supply chain is not necessarily the most effective.
Forward Thinking
"State of Logistics Report": U.S. business logistics costs hit $1.45 trillion in 2014, up 3.1 percent from 2013
Logistics costs accounted for 8.3 percent of U.S. GDP last year, according to the annual report issued by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

Forward Thinking
Top 25 supply chains + 2?
The analyst firm Gartner has added a new "Masters" category to its annual Supply Chain Top 25 list.

Forward Thinking
Five technologies that will transform procurement
A research report from Accenture says that "digital disruptors" will change how the procurement function is organized.

Forward Thinking
Are the days of global supply chains numbered?
Automation, sustainability, and risk management efforts may influence companies to create more regional supply chains, according to a report by Standard Chartered Bank.

Forward Thinking
How do you get the greatest benefits from innovation?
The latest issue of CSCMP Explores... uncovers lessons from past winners of its Supply Chain Innovation Award.

Forward Thinking
Global Trade and Container Flow Index: Container throughput to rise as global economy grows
Global container throughput is expected to grow slightly, in the first quarter after dipping -0.11 percent in Q4.

Forward Thinking
Now hiring: supply chain analyst, inventory specialist … anthropologist?
The "digital supply chain" will require different jobs and skill sets than supply chain organizations currently look for, one Gartner executive predicts.

Forward Thinking
31 ways to create a supply chain with a conscience
A report from Accenture and the World Economic Forum argues that leading supply chains gain a "triple advantage" when they create not just business benefits but socio-economic and environmental ones as well.

Departments
Dialogue: A conversation with an industry leader
Bringing the real world to the classroom
For more than three decades, Joseph Estrella held logistics and transportation positions at major companies. Now he's using that experience to help prepare students for careers in supply chain management.

CSCMP Notebook
Starbucks, Amazon executives to headline annual conference
The 2015 CSCMP Annual Conference, to be held September 27-30 in San Diego, will offer more than 90 sessions in five "Cornerstone" subject areas that cover all aspects of the end-to-end supply chain.

CSCMP Notebook
Premium Career Center package can help you find the right candidate
The "Jobs Flash e-mail plus enhanced posting" package offered by CSCMP's Career Center will bring your job opportunities to the attention of highly qualified candidates.

CSCMP Notebook
How to innovate for the long term
The latest issue of CSCMP Hot Topics, "Sustaining and Expanding Supply Chain Innovations," explains how successful companies get long-term benefits from supply chain innovations.