CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
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October 01, 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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Focus your supply chain on profitable customers
It's costly and difficult to determine which customers are the most profitable. But it could cost you in the long run if you don't.
Forward Thinking
Gooley named editor of CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
Veteran business journalist will lead supply chain journal's editorial content and operations

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Perceptions of countries' cost competitiveness are outdated, report says
Changing labor and production costs are leading companies to rethink their global production strategies, according to the Boston Consulting Group.

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Poor visibility still a barrier for manufacturers
KPMG's annual survey finds that a lack of supply chain transparency as well as poor supplier performance remain as challenges for many manufacturers.

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Research: 3-D printing looms large over logistics
Logistics service providers differ in their predictions of how three-dimensional printing could affect their industry.

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Offshoring and reshoring—what's really going on?
A new book from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) examines trends and best practices in reshoring and offshoring.

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Retail supply chains focus on "unified commerce"
An annual survey conducted by Boston Retail Partners finds that creating a seamless shopping experience in stores, on the Web, and on mobile devices is a top priority for retailers.

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New book addresses how to build a supply chain roadmap
In a follow-up to his popular article in CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly, Hernán David Perez explains how to align supply chains with business strategies.

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E-commerce 20 years on
August 11 marked the 20th anniversary of the first online transaction. Much has changed in the ensuing two decades.

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"Big data" is a big mystery to many supply chain managers, report says
Managers need help identifying the right kind of data for big data analyses; tactical applications are most common, according to CSCMP's latest Hot Topics report.

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Supply chain executives fail to properly manage supplier risks
Respondents to a University of Tennessee survey recognize the importance of supplier risk, but few measure it.