CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
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December 18, 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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In harm's way
Supply chain management doesn't just happen behind a desk. Sometimes it requires brave people to venture into risky situations.
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Global trade and container flow index: Uneven growth and stability across the globe
Geopolitical risks have had adverse consequences on world trade in some regions, while others have held steady.

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The problem with new products
An annual study from Terra Technology finds that product proliferation is having a negative impact on demand forecasting accuracy.

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Pressure for sustainable supply chains grows
An international survey shows that 80 percent of businesses are facing customers' demands that their supply chains be socially responsible.

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How to talk to "outsiders" about transportation budgets
A new CSCMP publication offers advice on how to explain transportation budgets to decision makers in other functions.

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Retail backroom: From storage closet to key supply chain node
With the growth of omnichannel retailing and pressure for faster deliveries, leading-edge retailers are reimagining the backroom as mini distribution centers.

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Procurement pendulum is swinging back to centralized models, study finds
KPMG International has documented a strong trend toward the adoption of centralized and "center-led" procurement operating models, but cautions that decentralized activities can be beneficial for many companies.

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Industrial property business basks in the glow of a virtuous cycle
Solid demand, tight supply, higher prices? What's not to like, if you're on the supply side.

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ALAN appoints Fulton as executive director
The American Logistics Aid Network has named its interim executive director to a permanent post; Joel Anderson and Felicia Alexander also join the group in volunteer positions.

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New book shows how to build a supply chain roadmap
A book by Supply Chain Quarterly contributor Hernán David Pérez expands on his popular article, "Supply chain strategies: Which one hits the mark?"

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Global trade and container flow index: Still fixing leaks in the global economy
World trade is growing—but only slightly.