CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
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June 28, 2016
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
Language lessons
English may be the principal language of international business, but it isn't—and shouldn't be—the only one.

Top-Performing Supply Chains
Top-performing supply chains: Contract manufacturing
Analysis suggests that the contract manufacturing model is failing to produce supply chain efficiencies and resiliency in the high-tech industry.

Procurement Priorities
Talent supply issue nags at procurement
Procurement leaders are used to dealing with supply shortages. But here's one that's proving to be particularly challenging: the shortage of procurement talent.
Forward Thinking
Global awards program honors companies with innovative supply chains
SCM World is now seeking nominations for its annual Power of the Professional Awards, which recognize "breakthrough" supply chain initiatives and talent development programs.

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As Europe and the rest of the world reel from Britain's vote to leave EU, concern turns to "Nexit"
In the wake of the stunning outcome, transportation and logistics providers pledge continuity.

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"State of Logistics Report" says end of cheap inventory financing will create supply chain challenges
Inventory carrying costs in 2015 rose 5.1 percent over the year-earlier period, according to the report.

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E-commerce and the warehouse of tomorrow
How are rapidly changing fulfillment requirements affecting warehouse operations? According to a recent survey, they're triggering widespread changes in everything from facility footprints to long-standing value-chain partnerships.

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Warehouses are improving efficiencies with "Internet of Things," AT&T executive says
To justify the cost of expensive sensors and data networks, companies will need to understand where the data will provide a strong return on investment, the IOT expert said.

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Switzerland boasts the world's most resilient supply chains
The alpine nation topped FM Global's annual Global Resilience Index, which ranks 130 countries and territories on their ability to bounce back from a supply chain disruption.

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Levi Strauss' "wonderful world" of RFID
The standards organization GS1 US has honored the clothing company's pioneering efforts to use auto-identification technology to improve inventory control and accuracy.

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Logistics providers in the United Kingdom express pessimism about sector's outlook
Survey finds leaders worried about pricing pressure, higher costs, impact of possible "Brexit."

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Citigroup, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and others receive national awards for minority supplier development
The National Minority Supplier Development Council recently recognized both individuals and corporations for their leadership in supplier diversity.

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Nestlé puts 36,000 supply chain minds to work
The global food manufacturer is using internal crowdsourcing to solve problems and develop new business solutions worldwide.

CSCMP Notebook
Caplice chosen to receive annual Distinguished Service Award from CSCMP
The MIT professor is being recognized for his research as well as for his innovations in supply chain education, particularly through online learning.

CSCMP State of Logistics Report to be released next week
Results from the report will be presented by consulting company A.T. Kearney.

CSCMP's Mentorship Program fosters cross-generational learning
Applications for the mentorship program are due at the end of June 2016.

Supply chain conference in Peru will feature world-renowned speakers
CSCMP's Peru Roundtable will co-host presentations and discussion sessions on supply chain practices, education, and data analytics, June 22-23 in Lima.

2016 Annual Conference takes an in-depth look at top supply chain trends
An astronaut who spent a year in space, a digital technology guru from GE, and a drummer all hope to inspire attendees at the CSCMP Annual Conference in Orlando.

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