CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
October 10, 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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Starbucks chairman and CEO pays tribute to supply chain management in CSCMP first-day remarks
Schultz says supply chain needs to be at the top of the corporate checklist.

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Amazon launches mobile app to hire part-time couriers
"Amazon Flex" rolls out in Seattle to support one-hour deliveries.

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Evaluating the strength and potential of logistics clusters
A new paper from Prologis determines whether an area's logistics strength is based on its role in overall global trade or because it is simply serving local consumers' needs.

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Procurement study recommends segmenting internal customers
The Hackett Group finds that basing the level of responsiveness to an internal stakeholder on its importance to the company brings significant benefits.

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CSCMP launches a supply chain simulation game for all levels of experience
The first-ever Roundtable Global Challenge is designed to bring together young professionals, middle management, and senior executives in a global competition.

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Digital technology in the supply chain: Still in its infancy
Even companies with strong connections to complex technology, such as aerospace and defense, are still in the initial stages of implementing analytics, wearables, and the industrial Internet of Things, according to a report by Accenture.

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Interest in nearshoring remains strong, but trend may be slowing
Many executives are attracted to the potential cost savings of moving production closer to the end market. But concerns about safety, security, and the availability of skilled labor in these locations are giving some pause.

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Supply chain's youth problem
A Brookings Institution report suggests that distribution and logistics companies need to do a better job of bringing young people into the industry.