CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly
November 30, 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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Two recent articles in Supply Chain Quarterly look at fast-moving developments that bear watching.
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Top-performing supply chains: Retail
The retail industry shows marked improvement in supply chain performance.
Forward Thinking
Logistics leaders bullish on 2016 spending plans
Respondents to DC Velocity's Annual Outlook Survey see smooth sailing for business conditions, material handling spending, and technology investment.

Forward Thinking
CSCMP publication looks at "new normal" in China
Update to Global Perspectives/China addresses how economic downturn, new international environment will affect logistics and supply chain strategy in China.

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Companies need to do more to incorporate financial controls into their planning process
Consulting company Oliver Wight Americas says sales and operations planning must be linked to financial indicators or the company risks making uninformed decisions during the planning process.

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3PL CEOs say they're tackling disruptive changes in their industry
E-commerce, mergers, and new sources of competition are top concerns for third-party logistics providers according to Northeastern University's 22nd annual survey.

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Regionalized supply chains are on the rise
Trends in the engineering and manufacturing sector, such as growing demand from emerging markets and an increase in product customization, are requiring companies to change how they organize their supply chains, says a DHL report.

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Llamasoft acquires supply chain software division from Barloworld
Michigan firm adds Cast and Optimiza platforms to suite of supply chain design applications.

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Ikea assembles zero-emissions drayage plan
Swedish retailer will use nonpolluting electric vehicles to move containers at the Port of Los Angeles.

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Global Trade and Container Flow Index: Economic rebalancing affects global trade
International trade patterns are changing and demand for containerized transportation is becoming more volatile.