CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
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July 29, 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
Cybersecurity and your supply chain
Properly vetting suppliers—and making data security a condition of doing business—can help reduce vulnerabilities to cyberattacks.
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
Robert Martichenko to receive CSCMP's Distinguished Service Award
CEO of LeanCor Supply Chain Group recognized for contributions to the supply chain profession.

Forward Thinking
To fulfill increasing customer demands, go small
A "micrologistics" approach will allow companies to fulfill the needs of omnichannel retailing and customers' desire for next-day delivery, says a report from IDC.

Forward Thinking
New lab focuses on research at the "Internet edge"
Arizona State University's new Internet-Edge Supply Chain Management Lab studies how the Internet and mobile technology are transforming the supply chain.

Forward Thinking
A leap forward in 3-D printing?
A new technology might finally make additive manufacturing faster and cheaper.

Forward Thinking
CSCMP Hot Topics… explores supply chain innovation
Find out why some supply chain innovators are more successful than others in sustaining and building on their innovations over time.

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.

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
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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.