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May 28, 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
A dangerous disconnect
Failure to consider the impact of each step in the supply chain on all downstream activities can prove costly—or even fatal
Top-Performing Supply Chains
Top-performing supply chains: Chemical companies
The chemical industry is feeling the pain as downstream manufacturers push costs back onto suppliers.
Forward Thinking
Now hiring: supply chain analyst, inventory specialist … anthropologist?
The "digital supply chain" will require different jobs and skill sets than supply chain organizations currently look for, one Gartner executive predicts.

Forward Thinking
31 ways to create a supply chain with a conscience
A report from Accenture and the World Economic Forum argues that leading supply chains gain a "triple advantage" when they create not just business benefits but socio-economic and environmental ones as well.

Forward Thinking
Deloitte study: Corporate leadership and supply chain executives differ sharply in their assessments of supply chain talent
Disparities between company leaders and supply chain professionals could materialize into actual barriers to success, a new report suggests.

Forward Thinking
Sourcing internationally: Six risks, and how to mitigate them
Berlin Packaging's Adam Brosch offers good advice for importers of any product, not just packaging.

Forward Thinking
What do supply chain managers think of "big data"?
A new study from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) reveals global managerial perceptions of the increasingly popular approach to data analysis.

Forward Thinking
High-tech leaders seek cost cuts with shorter supply chains
A UPS-sponsored survey documents a decline in offshoring strategy among high-tech manufacturers worldwide.

Forward Thinking
When it comes to the Internet of Things, users believe the hype
Two new studies show that business leaders expect big things from the Internet of Things.

Forward Thinking
Companies struggle to find profits from omnichannel retailing
Omnichannel efforts are being hampered by high logistics costs associated with fulfilling orders.

Departments
Dialogue: A conversation with an industry leader
Do-it-yourself risk assessment
Five years ago, IBM went in search of a tool to help it better assess the vulnerabilities of its global pool of suppliers. When the company couldn't find what it needed, Louis R. Ferretti and his team built their own.

CSCMP Notebook
Why "big data" is proving elusive in retail supply chains
A new report published by CSCMP and the Food Marketing Institute details the main reasons why the use of big data has been so limited to date.

CSCMP Notebook
Q4 update shows the "State of Logistics" is improving
The first-ever Q4 update to CSCMP's annual "State of Logistics Report" analyzes developments since the original report's release in June 2014.

CSCMP Notebook
Multimedia course covers the essentials of SCM
CSCMP's Web-based course Supply Chain Management Essentials (SCME) uses multimedia to provide a solid grounding in the fundamentals of supply chain management.

CSCMP Notebook
CSCMP Explores... looks at the current state of supply chain visibility
"Supply Chain Visibility: A Missing Link in the Extended Supply Chain" outlines what companies can do to improve performance through increased visibility.